New Gloomhaven game and an Azul expansion

Here are two interesting news, I’ve just picked up:

Cephalofair Games will release Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion, a Gloomhaven campaign at lower price point for casual gamers, into trade in Q3 of 2020.
The Jaws of the Lion campaign is set prior to the original Gloomhaven, and it follows a group of mercenaries as they investigate unexplained disappearances in the city. This game offers the Gloomhaven experience at a lower price point and without the cardboard map tiles. Instead, players will simply play the game on the scenario book itself, which has artwork unique to each scenario. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion also makes the game easier to learn by coming with a simplified rules set and a five-scenario tutorial.

(Source: ICv2 News)

Next Move Games will release Azul: Crystal Mosaic, an expansion for Azul, into trade in April 2020.
Azul: Crystal Mosiac comes with new double-sided boards that allow for new strategies for players to discover as well as a set of overlays for player boards. The new expansion enhances gameplay experience with a more organized look, and the player board overlays keep tiles from accidentally getting bumped out of place.

(Source: ICv2 News)

New shipping service and rates

After five years with Yodel from Monday on we are using a new parcel service. Our parcels will from now get delivered by UK Mail/DHL on a next day service.

This means that we can offer a faster service for every parcel and also should solve the problem that some of our customers had with Yodel. But unfortunately, it means that after five years of nearly unchanged shipping rates, we have to raise the shipping charges and also change our free shipping threshold.

Shipping will be £5.99 for every order below £50, but from £50 and more the shipping charges will go down:

Order TotalShipping charges
< £50 £5.99
£50 to £59.99 £4.99
£60 to £69.99 £3.99
£70 to £79.99 £2.99
£80 to £89.99 £1.99
£90 to £99.99 £0.99
> £100 Free

I know that this is not ideal for most of our customers, especially at this time of the year. But caused by circumstances beyond our control this was the best solution we could find in the short time we had.

We have tested the new service with some of our parcels this week and everything works fine and all parcels so far have been delivered the next day without any complications.

Christmas game needed: Die Hard is here

Are you still looking for a peaceful and relaxing game for Christmas? We maybe have something for you: the Die Hard board game has arrived today.

But it wasn’t the only new arrival for today, here is what else came today:

And Brass: Birmingham and Flamme Rouge: Meteo are both finally back in stock.

Fallout Shelter and Hansa Teutonica News

We have barely seen all of the new Essen releases yet, but there are already some interesting announcements for 2020.

Box cover

Fantasy Flight Games has announced Fallout Shelter – The Board Game for the first quarter of 2020:

Build a better future underground in Fallout® Shelter™: The Board Game , a post-nuclear worker-placement board game for two to four players. Based on the hit mobile game from Bethesda Softworks, Fallout Shelter sees you take on the role of a vault officer fostering happiness among the citizens of your vault. With the election of a new Overseer looming, the officer who can gain the most happiness among the dwellers is sure to lock up the election and attain victory.

(Publisher description)
Cover of the old 2009 Edition

Another interesting announcement is the news that Pegasus Spiele is planning the release of a Hansa Teutonica Big Box in 2020:

As you might now know, Hansa Teutonica Big Box did not debut at SPIEL ’19. Asked for an update, Pegasus’ Ronja Lauterbach has let me know that “it took too long to work things out with the printers and our partners for other countries”, so the item was delayed rather than being rushed out. At this time, no release date has been set other than a general date of 2020.

(BGG News)

More and more new games

We are only three weeks away from the Essen board game show and the number of new games is growing and growing. This week we have already received 14 new games/expansions.

And this is just part one…
… and here is part two!

Another big week

We are two days into another big week. Here are quick update of what games/expansions we have received so far.

We need a bigger table soon…

But that’s not all, later in the week we are expecting Ishtar: Gardens of Babylon and Uxmal.

Buried under new Games

We have been a bit quiet in the last couple of days, but we had a reason for it: we have been buried under a flood of new games. So far we have received 16 new games/expansions with the two biggest hits (Marvel Champions and Tapestry / both Friday) still coming.

Here a quick look at what we have got so far:

They barely fit all on one photo…

If you had a pre-order in place for any of these or for Marvel Champions or Tapestry and haven’t received your payment request yet: please check your spam folder.

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