Today the biggest ever Codenames has been released: Codenames XXL is twice the size of the normal edition of the game and with better visibility perfect for larger groups.
FFG has announced Heroes of Terrinoth for the third quarter of 2018.
Heroes of Terrinoth is a cooperative card game of questing and adventure that invites you and up to three allies to take on the role of unique heroes, choosing from twelve distinct and powerful heroes, split between four archetypes—healer, warrior, mage, and scout. These archetypes are further diversified into different classes that your heroes can pursue as your power grows. Regardless of which class you embrace, you and your friends must combine your powers, leaning on one another’s strengths to survive your journeys and defeat the enemies who stand against you. Over the course of eight thrilling quests, you will face villainous foes, battle deadly creatures, and save the realm!
The game is based on Warhammer Quest, a game FFG can’t any longer sell because they have lost the Warhammer licence last year.
The gameplay is based on the Warhammer Quest design, with tweaks to the system. Cards allow players to attack, aid, explore or rest, with dice rolls modifying the actions to determine the level of success. A peril phase triggers potential events in the world as the party moves between locations – if the peril tracker reaches the end of the track, a final encounter occurs against the scenario’s toughest boss.
One of our bestsellers at the UK Games Expo was Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, the Kennerspiel des Jahres nominated game from Schmidt Spiele. We sold out at the Expo, but now the game is back in stock.
I can only recommend the game, it is a very good push-your-luck bag builder with very high variability in the setup so you should be able to play this a lot without getting bored.
Don’t believe me? Have a look at the new video overview from Boardgamegeek’s W. Eric Martin:
The UK releases for week 24 have been confirmed and are now online and available to order.
For tomorrow we are expecting:
- Deckscape – Heist in Venice
- The War of the Worlds: England
- The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game: Dead Ends
- The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game: Winter Schemes
- Vikings Gone Wild: Masters of Elements
- Explorers of the North Sea: Rocks of Ruin
- Prowler’s Passage
- Marvel Contest of Champions: Battlerealm
For today or tomorrow, we are also expecting a small delivery of Raids, the new game from Iello that had a pre-release at the UK Games Expo.
We have just uploaded the Hellboy Agent Pledge pre-order to our website. Pre-order deadline for the KS bundle is 25th July and we are asking for a £10 deposit after you have placed your pre-order to secure your copy. Please choose the pre-order payment option during checkout. We will send you the payment link for the £10 deposit after we have received your pre-order and the payment link for the rest once we have the game in stock).
The closer we get to the end of May the quieter it gets for us because most of our customers are starting to prepare for the UK Games Expo. But we still had a good start to the month with lots of sales and newly placed pre-orders, so here is the look at last month’s Top 5.
Top 5 Sales:
- Roll Player: Monsters & Minions
- The Climbers (reprint)
- Memoir ’44: Through Jungle and Desert
Top 5 Pre-Orders:
- Gloomhaven: Forgotten Circles
- My Little Scythe
- Sidereal Confluence (reprint)
- Legendary: World War Hulk
- Ticket To Ride: New York
We are back from the UK Games Expo and the website is up and running again (but with low stock levels which should get back to normal in the next 1-2 weeks).
We have brought a few games back with us from the Expo (or received them while we were at the show):
- Backpacks & Blisters (second edition)
- Darien Apocalypse
- Hannibal & Hamilcar
- High Society
- Istanbul Big Box
But these are not all new games we’ve got. This morning the weekly delivery of new UK releases has arrived with a few new games from HABA and other interesting games:
But this is not the end: For the beginning of next week,we are expecting a restock of Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, one of our bestsellers at the UK Games Expo and my favourite game at the moment.
And more good news: Early next week we are also receiving a small delivery of Raids, which was a pre-release from iello at the UK Games Expo and won’t be anywhere else in Europe available before August.
It is Friday, time for a look at the news:
- Lost Cities: Rivals announced from Kosmos
- Azul: Giant Edition on pre-order from Next Move Games
- Betrayal: Legacy out in November from Wizkids Games
- Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small gets a reprint as a Big Box edition
- Spiel des Jahres Nominees round-up
- Ticket to Ride New York coming from Days of Wonders
- Eldritch Horror and Elder Sign designer Nikki Valens leaves FFG
- Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small reprint
The organisers of the UK Games Expo have just released a 30 page guide to the expo.
The guide includes the hall plans for Hall 1 and 2 in the NEC, the Hilton Hotel and the exhibitors’ index. Also included are the timetables for all the events, seminars and live shows going on during the three days.
Link: UKGE Guide