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.
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.
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:
£50 to £59.99
£60 to £69.99
£70 to £79.99
£80 to £89.99
£90 to £99.99
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.
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.
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.
I’m still trying to catch up with all the new games available from my various suppliers. It will keep me busy for quite a while, but in the meantime here are some of the games I’ve already added in the last few days.
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.