Release date updates (17/11/17)

We have received confirmation from our suppliers that the following games will arrive here next week:

  • Otys (Friday)
  • Azul (Wednesday)
  • TIME Stories: Estrella Drive (Wednesday)
  • Pulsar 2849 (Wednesday)
  • Altiplano (restock – Monday or Tuesday))
  • Heaven & Ale (German Edition – Monday or Tuesday)
  • Reworld (German Edition – Monday or Tuesday)
  • Indian Summer (Monday or Tuesday)
  • Goodie Box 2017 (first batch)
  • Cosmogenesis (Thursday/Friday)
  • Arkham Noir (Thursday/Friday)

But that’s not all, for the last week of November we have already received confirmation for the following games/expansions:

  • Noria
  • Nations The Dice Game: Unrest
  • Marco Polo Expansion (German Edition)

More updates will come as soon as we receive them…

Wizkids aquires Magic licence

Wizkids and Wizards of the Coast already have a licensing relationship for D&D board games and miniatures. This licence has now been expanded to include Magic: The Gathering. Again the agreement includes board games and miniatures.

The first products will be miniatures players can use to represent creatures during Magic games. The first board game is expected to get released in autumn 2018.

Link: ICv2 News

Pegasus Games Day

On the 25th November, we will have a Pegasus Games Day in the shop.

Pegasus will send us three new games to play:

  • Indian Summer
  • Istanbul: The Dice Game
  • Loot Island

But there also will be other Pegasus games like Guns & Steel, 4 Seasons and Memoarrr! available to play.

Details for the event are here.

The Tardis has landed

Great news for all Doctor Who fans: the Doctor Who boardgame Time of the Daleks has arrived and is in stock.

“Exterminate!” They muttered about their sacred hatred, the Oncoming Storm. Their creator had a plan, a plan to make the Daleks great again. A plan to turn all their defeats into victories. A plan to remove the one variable that has always interfered with the master plan. The Doctor must be erased from time itself!

Ever wanted to be the Doctor? Travel in time and space, meet companions and have adventures? In Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks you do just that, with every player picking a Doctor and trying to thwart the Daleks’ master plan of erasing the Doctor from history. Do you have what it takes to fill a Time Lord’s Shoes? Join us on an adventure in space and time with a game that is bigger on the inside…

Z-Man Games announces new Kingsburg edition

Z-Man Games has announced a new edition of the classic dice placement game Kingsburg.

Z-Man Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new edition of Kingsburg, a game of city building and courtly intrigue for two to five players!

In every game of Kingsburg, you are free to construct your province as you see fit and this definitive edition offers more choices than ever before. Containing the base game, all five modules from the To Forge a Realm expansion, and the brand-new Alternate Advisor Rewards module, you will have more options than ever before!

Z-Man Games has also published an interview with the game designer of Kingsburg Andrea Chiarvesio. He explains some of the new elements of the new edition and why in his opinion Kingsburg is still such a popular game.

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Altiplano: Early restock next week

We just received great news from dlp Games: They had an order cancellation and can send us another delivery with Altiplano. We have already confirmed the order and it will get shipped from Germany on Monday or Tuesday. If everything goes as fast as the last time, it should arrive on Friday.

Last week Man vs. Meeple posted their video review of the game, which gives you a good idea if this game could be for you (especially if you already own Orleans or have played it).

Releases confirmed for next week

Like every week after Essen we will get a few new games next week. Confirmed so far are:

To speed up the shipping process for these incoming games I will send out the payment requests for pre-orders on Monday afternoon. This way all pre-orders can get shipped as soon as the stock has arrived.

Publisher spotlight: Quined Games

Yesterday we received our first delivery from Quined Games, a small board game publisher from the Netherlands. Here is a description of Quined Games and their well known Master Print series in their own words:

Quined Games was founded in 2005 by brothers Arno and Frank Quispel in a small town near Rotterdam in the Netherlands. We focus on medium/heavy strategic games with a touch of interaction between players and having a high production value.

In 2007 our famous Master Print series launched, which started as a celebration of the best games in the business by reprinting them. From further on into the series, also newly developed games are published into this series. All of the games have a unique box cover resembling an old hardcover sleeved book, which makes for a beautiful collection of games. Ten years after the start of the series, in 2017, we are proud to add the 20th Master Print game to the series.

I can just confirm how good looking all their games are, especially the book cover design of the box is very well done.

The two 2017 Essen releases from Quined Games have been Agra and Halloween, both games with gorgeous components and art design. Agra has been the more popular game of the two at Essen and there is already a video review available from Man vs. Meeple:

But we have not just ordered this year’s Essen release, we also ordered Vanuatu and Papa Paolo (last year’s releases) and the European edition of Haspelknecht and the Ruhr Valley expansion (both are massively cheaper than the US editions from Capstone Games).

 

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