Our delivery of Root and the Riverfolk expansion have arrived. We have shipped all pre-orders this morning. If you have a pre-order with us and haven’t received your payment request, please check your spam folder or contact us if you can’t find it at all.
The Riverfolk expansion has sold out to pre-orders. We will hopefully get more stock in but don’t (yet) when this will happen. Root has nearly sold out, a few copies are still waiting for a new home.
FFG has announced a new game based on the Lord of the Rings saga:
The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth lets you embark on your own adventures in J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic world, embodying heroes of the Free Peoples and fighting back against the oppressive might of Sauron. You’ll battle villainous foes, make courageous choices, and strike a blow against the evil that threatens the land—all as part of a thrilling campaign that leads you across the storied hills and dales of Middle-earth.
The game includes a free companion app that controls the enemies during your encounters and also guides your group through the campaign.
The release of the games is planned for the 2nd quarter of 2019. We will start taking pre-orders as soon as we know the details for the UK release.
Renegade Game Studios have announced Solo Hero, a new series of single-player games starting with Proving Grounds in April:
Proving Grounds is a real-time solitaire dice game from the creator of FUSE and Flatline. It merges narrative and gameplay in a brand-new way. In this box, you will find a novella, Only the Strongest Has the Heart of a Wizened Queen, written by Monica Valentinelli. This sweeping story sets the stage for the events of the game. Read the story of Maia Strongheart as she fights to ascend to the Sun Throne. Then, recreate her extraordinary battle!
If you’ve never played a solo game before, this is a great place to start. There is a training game and six different gameplay modules. Once you’ve learned the basics, add a single module or mix and match to your tastes. If you’re feeling truly adventurous, put them all together for a true test of your gladiatorial combat skills!
Designer of the game is Kane Klenko, the designer of Fuse and Flatline. Proving Grounds is expected to get released in April and we will offer it for pre-order as soon as we know the details for the UK release.
Mantic Games has received a finished copy of the Kickstarter Edition for the Hellboy Board Game. To show us what is waiting for us sometime in March, they have posted an Unboxing video of the big box on Youtube:
It all looks really good and I was especially surprised by the difference between the much smaller retail edition box and the huge KS edition box.
If you missed this on Kickstarter and missed to order it from us: we have one copy reserved for the shop. So if you have the chance to join us for one of our Game Nights or other events, you can give Hellboy: The Board Game a try.
December was a busy end to the year despite the disappointment of quite a number of delays. Here is a look at our bestseller and the hot pre-orders:
Top 5 Sales
1) KeyForge: Call of the Archons (Starter Set and Decks)
2) Crown of Emara
3) The Fox in the Forest
4) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
5) Arboretum (2018 Edition)
KeyForge was by far our bestseller in December and it was great to get a restock of the Starter Sets in a couple of weeks before Christmas. Crown of Emara has slowly picked up steam since Essen. The first few weeks after Essen nobody seemed to care about it, but now with more and more people talking about it the orders started coming in on a regular basis. The Fox in the Forest and Arboretum are both perfect Christmas games: they look great, don’t cost the world and have family-friendly themes. The English edition of Quacks appeared out of nowhere but was a hit from day one.
Top 5 Pre-Orders
1) Underwater Cities
2) Men At Work
3) A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians
4) New Frontiers
5) Bad Bones
Pre-orders are always a bit slower in the time before Christmas because everybody is hunting Christmas presents and is more looking for games that are in stock. So the pre-order for the Underwater Cities reprint had an easy time to get to the top of our pre-order leaderboard. Men at Work was one of the games that didn’t make it before Christmas, so these orders were originally meant for Christmas. The Feast for Odin expansion is very popular since the Essen board game show and New Frontiers got a late boost by the first Youtube videos appearing online during the Christmas holidays. Bad Bones is a small surprise because this new game from the Magic Maze publisher Sit Down! got a bit buried in the avalanche of new announcements before and after Essen.
After all those delays before Christmas, we have finally received some good news regarding the reprints of Root and Gloomhaven: Both are on the way to the UK.
Root is slightly in the lead and is expected to arrive on the 14th or 15th January. And even better: the Riverfolk expansion will arrive in the same delivery.
Gloomhaven is also on the ship to the UK and should arrive here at the end of January and should be available from us at the beginning of February. At the moment we can’t accept any new orders for Gloomhaven, but we will post an update regarding the stock we will receive as soon as we have the confirmation from our supplier(s).
It’s the last week before Christmas which is always a bit different compared to a normal week. Here are the important dates for this week:
Monday, 11am: Deadline for orders including “2-3 days” items. We will place our last restock order between 11am and noon and with the delays caused by the Christmas business this will be the last restock order we will place before Christmas. The next restock will be on the 8th or 9th January when we are back after our Christmas break.
Wednesday, 11am: Last shipping date for economy parcels (3-4 days) and Collect+ parcels with a delivery before Christmas.
Friday, 11am: Last shipping date for the faster parcel service (1-2 days) with a delivery before Christmas.
Our last shipping day is Friday, 21st December. The shop in Crediton will be open on Saturday, 22nd December, to collect orders. And from Sunday, 23rd December, until Wednesday, 2nd January, Meeples’ Corner will be closed and we are back on Thursday, 3rd January.
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