How to Play-video for Aftermath

Plaid Hat Games has released a How to Play-video for their new and highly anticipated adventure book game Aftermath.

Aftermath is an Adventure Book Game in which players take on the role of small critters struggling to survive and thrive in a big, dangerous world. Humans have mysteriously vanished, and the remnants of civilization are quickly being reclaimed by nature and the animals who still remain.

(Source: Publisher description)

The game is expected to get released in October and pre-orders are now open.

Deutscher Spielepreis 2019

The Deutsche Spielepreis is a German board game award, that gets celebrated every year at the Essen board game show. Other than the Spiel des Jahres award it is not decided by a jury of experts but based on a public vote (online, in games magazines and in games clubs and shops) that is taking place every year.

The winner of the 2019 award has been announced and Wingspan has managed to win again after winning the Spiel des Jahres award earlier this year.

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The Top 10 games of the voting are:

  1. Wingspan
  2. Die Tavernern im Tiefen Thal
  3. Teotihuacan
  4. Spirit Island
  5. Architects of the West Kingdom
  6. Detective
  7. Underwater Cities
  8. Newton
  9. Just One
  10. Gloomhaven

As you can see compared to the Spiel des Jahres this is a more gamer-oriented award.

Link: Deutscher Spielepreis homepage

New Pre-oRDers Added (17/09/19)

I was a bit behind in regards to adding new pre-orders to the website, but I’ve started to catch up. Today I’ve added 8 new games to our pre-order section.

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Available to pre-order are:

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Days of Wonder announces Ticket to Ride: Japan

Days of Wonder has announced the newest Ticket to Ride map pack.

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Zoom across Japan in a bullet train admiring Mount Fuji through the mist or take the Tokyo subway to your final destination. On this map, you face a dilemma between investing in the Bullet Train network, routes that can be used by all players to complete Destination Tickets, or focusing on your individual tracks. Weigh your options carefully because the players who contribute the most to this shared project will be rewarded with a larger bonus…and players who don’t build any Bullet Trains will suffer the consequences!
This Ticket to Ride© expansion also includes the Italy map which is focused on the Regions in this country and on a brand new type of Ferry Route. Connect cities from all Regions in the same network to score extra points.

(Source: Publisher website)

The expansion is expected to be available in Europe in November. We will start taking pre-orders as soon as we have the details for the UK release.

Incoming: Sushi Roll

Finally, we have good news in regards to Sushi Roll: the game has arrived in the UK. Our supplier has received the stock and with a bit of luck, we will get the game on Friday (or Monday at the latest).

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Rice and dice! Roll with your favorite Sushi Go! characters in Sushi Roll, a dice-based version of the best-selling card game!
Load up the conveyor belts with savory sushi dice —­­­­ then pick one and pass the rest! Earn points for winning combos like two tempura or a set of sashimi. Grab a menu to re-roll your dice or use chopsticks to swap with an opponent. And be sure to save room for pudding at the end!

(Source: Publisher description)

Dune: Good news and bad news

Last week we reported that Dune was stuck in customs and that stock would most likely to be allocated.

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The customs hold up seems to be over now, but the game will still be delayed until October because the print run will arrive in two waves in the UK and won’t get a retail release before both waves have arrived.

A delay is always annoying, but at least this one comes with the good news that our supplier is expecting to get all the stock he needs, so there won’t be any allocation and as it stands at the moment we will be able to fulfil all pre-orders.

We will post more updates, should there be any progress regarding the release date.

Azul: Summer Pavilion announced

Next Move Games has announced the next game in the highly successful game series from Michael Kiesling:

At the turn of the 16th Century, King Manuel I commissioned Portugal’s greatest artisans to construct grandiose buildings. After completing the Palaces of Evora and Sintra, the king sought to build a summer pavilion to honor the most famous members of the royal family. This construction was intended for the most talented artisans — whose skills meet the splendor that the royal family deserves. Sadly, King Manuel I died before construction ever began.
In Azul: Summer Pavilion, players return to Portugal to accomplish the task that never began. As a master artisan, you must use the finest materials to create the summer pavilion while carefully avoiding wasting supplies. Only the best will rise to the challenge to honor the Portuguese royal family.

(Source: Publisher description)
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The game will get released at Essen 2019 (end of October) and should hopefully be available before Christmas at retailers.

Link: BGG News

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