You can notice that we are getting closer to the busiest part of the board game year: Pre-order announcements for new games are coming in thick and fast.
In the last two days, we have added some big hitters to the pre-order section of our online shop. Newly added to the shop have been:
As always we are offering a pre-order payment option during checkout: If you choose this we will contact you for the payment once the game is in stock and ready for shipment. Details of the pre-order process are explained here.
This week’s new releases are all here. New in stock are:
And finally available are the two expansions for Star Trek Ascendancy:
We also received the ship packs for the two expansions.
Here are some of the board game news of the last few days:
- Isle of Skye will get an expansion: Journeyman adds new personal player boards to track progress in strength, prosperity, and popularity. (Source: ICv2)
- Wizkids keeps on growing their board and card game line and has announced Time Barrons : “In Time Barons, 2-4 players take on the roles as the time barons, shadowy figures who have shaped mankind’s destiny since the dawn of time. The world’s entire population are simply pawns in their quest to defeat the other barons and become the ruler of a unified human race.” (Source: Wizkids)
- FFG has posted the rulebook for the upcoming Star Wars: Rebellion expansion Rise of the Empire (Link: FFG)
- Renegade Games has announced Clank: In Space!, a new Stand-Alone game using the game system of the highly popular Clank. (Source: Renegade Games)
We have received some interesting restocks yesterday and today.
Back in stock are:
And we also have the two winners of the Spiel des Jahres awards back in stock: Kingdomino and the three Exit games.
Days after FFG announced Fallout: The Board Game they have dropped another bombshell: FFG will release the 4th edition of Twilight Imperium at the end of 2017.
For twenty years, the custom space operas created by Twilight Imperium have thrilled gamers like nothing else. Now, Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition builds on the grand space opera found in previous editions while streamlining rules and putting player interaction center stage.
Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition aims to be the most complete version of the game ever printed. Seventeen playable races are included in the game, offering a wide variety of starting faction options. Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition brings a galactic space opera to your table, and no two games will ever be the same.
Link: FFG announcement
Today the first delivery of the week has arrived:
New in stock is Arena: For the Gods!, the new game from Iello.
Welcome to the Arena of the all-powerful, where only the greatest mythological heroes fight to please the Gods. With Arena, dive into a universe in which heroes from 6 different mythos fight together for the entertainment of their Gods. Handpicked by a divine hand for a battle to the death, you’re assuming the role of a powerful fighter.
And back in stock is Kingdomino, the winner of the Spiel des Jahres award 2017.
In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots. But be careful as some other Lords also covet these lands…
A quick update what is happening on the shop website at the moment:
Two days ago FFG announced Fallout – The Board Game. Today the pre-order went online. Price for the game is £48.95 and expected release date is November/December.
Another new pre-order on the website is Photosynthesis, the new game from Blue Orange Games (Kingdomino). The European release will be at Essen 2017, so the game should be available at the end of October.
And finally good news for Arena: For the Gods. The new game from Iello is on its way to us and should be available from Monday.
Yesterday FFG has announced Fallout: The Board Game:
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Fallout, a post-nuclear adventure board game based on Bethesda’s blockbuster video game series. In Fallout, one to four players take on a role within an irradiated landscape inspired by those in Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and their downloadable content expansions. With just a few locations pinpointed on their map, the players choose whether to work together or individually to explore these mysterious regions that lay before them. Along the way, each player will face a wealth of choices, deciding whether to pursue experience or Caps, collect loot or loyal companions, and progress the main questline or veer off to the vaults. As the players move around the board, building their skills and filling their inventory, the area’s warring factions will gain power, forcing the players to pledge loyalty or defy conformity, all in pursuit of gaining the most influence of anyone else in the wasteland.
The game is expected to be available at the end of 2017.
Link: FFG announcement
A lot of new games have arrived today:
IMPORTANT: Gentes is already sold out (wasn’t at the time of the photo shooting) and because the print run was limited to 1000 copies there won’t be a restock anytime soon.
All new games can be found here.
July is the start of the quieter part of the year and it shows in the Pre-Order Top 5 with some smaller titles listed there:
1) Star Wars: Rebellion – Rise of the Empire
2) Unlock! – Mystery Adventures
3) Cities of Splendor
4) First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet
Sales were still dominated by Barenpark, but there were also a few interesting new releases making their way into the Top 5:
2) Near and Far
3) Terraforming Mars
4) Dice Forge
5) Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star