Through the Ages: New Leaders & Wonders

Through the Ages: New Leaders & Wonders, the new expansion for Through the Ages, has been delayed until February/March next year. The publisher CGE has posted an update on BGG explaining the reasons behind the delay:

The card printing problem that led to the original delay last month is more difficult to solve than we expected. As a result, we hope to have the game out by Spring of 2020, but we can’t be more specific.

The problem we are trying to solve is that the card backs for the expansion look different than the card backs for the base game. This means players can make out how many expansion military cards their opponents have, or see whether the next prepared event is from the expansion. This is not information players should have.

We apologize for the delay this is causing. We would not be postponing the game’s release, however, unless it was to ensure that every player of Through the Ages and its expansion has a good experience.

(Source: BGG Forum)

If you have an order in place including the expansion that is now delayed, please contact us.

Barrage: Kickstarter vs. Retail

Last week we received the retail edition of Barrage. Since the game arrived, we received a few questions about the difference between the KS and the retail edition.

Box cover

By buying the retail edition, you are missing out on the following KS-exclusive extras:

* a double-layered version of the map with additional foam core elements which can be used to build a 3D board.
* a set of metal coins
* two KS-exclusive game play elements.

(Source: BGG Forum)

But there have been component issues with the KS edition of the base game, which have been solved in the retail edition: the wheels have been redesigned and are now cardboard and the water drops are now wooden (link: Barrage Production FAQ).

New wheel and wooden drops

We have talked to customers who have received the retail edition from us and so far there doesn’t seem to be any remaining issues with the game components.

Marvel Champions Update

Marvel Champions, the new LCG from FFG, is back in stock. That’s the good news, but the bad news is that the first three expansions have been pushed back to January:

Munchkin: Quacked Quest released

Asmodee Digital has released a videogame based on Munchkin on Friday. It is called Munchkin: Quacked Quest and available for Xbox One, PS4 and on Steam.

Gather your best friends, or enemies (doesn’t matter, you’ll turn on each other either way), and take down the rampaging hordes of monsters in frenetic four-player action, set in the hit universe of Steve Jackson! And, while they’re laughing, you can be the first to grab the ducks.

(Source: Publisher description)

If you have the Xbox Gamepass on PC or Xbox you can play the game for free.

A Barrage of new games

Just when our delivery driver thought he had made it to the weekend, we had another big delivery day.

Lots of shiny new games/expansions waiting for a new home…

And this one was full of big hitters:

But it wasn’t all about new releases, we also received restocks of the following games:

The last three ones on the list are perfect stocking fillers: affordable games with a lot going in a small and compact box.

The Aftermath in the Chocolate Factory

New games galore: another ten new games are now in stock. And that’s not all, there is more coming later this week.

Part 1 of the ten new games

But first we have a look at the new games in stock since yesterday:

Part 2 of the 10 games

Later this week we are expecting Barrage, Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo Il Magnifico – The Card Game and the highly anticipated Wingspan: European Expansion.

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