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Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein coming

Plaid Hat Games has announced Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein, a game based on Mary Shelly’s famous book and set 20 years after the events in the book.

Box cover

Taking place 20 years after the events in Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein is a game of competitive monster creation for 2-4 players. Each player takes on the role of a scientist racing to construct a viable living being to satisfy the mad obsession of their mysterious benefactor. Strategic placement of assistants across the city of Paris allows you to research scientific findings, charge your Leyden jars and scavenge the local cemeteries and morgues for materials needed to perfect your craft. Once a player succeeds in bringing their creature to life, or after twelve rounds have elapsed, the game ends and the player with the most victory points fulfills Frankenstein’s dark legacy, for good or ill…

(Source: Publisher website)
Game setup

The game is expected to get released at Gencon 2019 (August), which normally means a September release for the UK.

Ticket to Ride: London announced

Days of Wonder has announced Ticket to Ride: London, the follow-up to last year’s Ticket to Ride: New York.

Ticket to Ride: London is an elegantly simple version of Ticket to Ride where players race around 1970s London to claim the most important bus lines and complete their Destination Tickets, connecting Districts in the capital of the United Kingdom. With its quick and compact format, Ticket to Ride: London is fast-paced, easy to learn in three minutes, and extremely portable—perfect for new players and veterans alike.

(Source: Days of Wonder website)
Ticket to Ride: London components

The estimated release date for Europe is June. As soon as we have the details for the UK release we will start taking pre-orders.

Week 14 releases available

This week’s list of new releases is a bit short, but there are still some really interesting new games available from today:

Week 14 releases

We are also expecting more stock of the normal edition of Waterdeep (it sold out to pre-orders) and later in the week we will get Big Monster and Direwild.

With the same delivery as the new releases we received a restock of
Gizmos and Western Legends.

Sequel to Tokaido announced

French publisher Funforge has announced a sequel to his popular board game Tokaido called Namiji.

Cover

Namiji’s gameplay features a similar flow to Tokaido’s last-goes-first player turns, which let players jump as far along the route as they wanted – with the downside of potentially handing consecutive turns and actions to their opponents as they caught up.

While the mechanics will be familiar to Tokaido players, the new game plays out on the sea, offering up a new choice of actions – the first images of the game’s prototype demonstrated at this month’s Festival International des Jeux in France show three decks of cards with whales on, suggesting we might get the chance to whale-watch.

(Source: Tabletop Gaming Magazine News)

The release of the game is planned for later this year, which could mean a release at the Essen show (late October).

Gama Trade Show Videos

Boardgamegeek News has just started publishing video previews of the games that have been presented at the GAMA Trade show in Reno.

Here are a few interesting ones:

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell video preview
Undaunted: Normandy preview

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth preview

More videos can be found in the Youtube playlist for the GTS 2019.

Meeples’ Corner on the Road 2019

We have finished our planning for 2019 and in addition to the UK Games Expo and Tabletop Gaming Live we will come to two more events in 2019.

The events we are going to are:

  • Gridcon Charity Games Day – 4th May, Cullompton (very small selection of stock, Click & Collect for online orders, demo table)
  • UK Games Expo – 31st May to 2nd June, NEC Birmingham (full selection of our stock, Pegasus new releases and Click & Collect)
  • Roll Dice Gaming – 6th & 7th July, Bristol (large selection of our stock with restocking overnight, Click & Collect, demo tables)
  • Tabletop Gaming Live – 28th & 29th September, London (large selection of our stock, Click & Collect, demo tables)

In addition we are also supporting LobsterCon this year (but we won’t be there in person). LobsterCon XVII will take place from the 3rd May to the 6th May in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Decrypto Expansion Coming in 2019

Iello was presenting a few new games/expansion at the GAMA Trade Show. One of them was Laser Drive, the first expansion for Decrypto:

Expansion cover

Designed by Thomas Degenais-Lespérance, Laser Drive adds categories to the words that players transmit. If a word’s category can be sent successfully, the team earns bonus tokens, which enable alternate win conditions. Additionally, teams will be able to guess their opponents’ words and earn bonus tokens for getting them right.

(Source: ICv2 News)

A release date has not been announced yet, we will post an update as soon as we know more, especially about the UK release.

die Hard board game announced

USAopoly has announced the first Die Hard board game ever: Die Hard – The Nakatomi Heist Board Game will get released this spring and will hopefully make it’s way to the UK.

Box cover

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game will leverage one-versus-many, asymmetric gameplay to pit protagonist John McClane against others acting as thieves, cooperating to foil the hero’s plan, which is to save the hostages in the iconic Nakatomi Plaza high-rise. Movie buffs and hobby game enthusiasts will appreciate the forthcoming release’s distinct homage to the 1988 film, which packs rules and gameplay to the air vents with callbacks to Die Hard’s most memorable scenes, characters, and events. 

(Source: publisher announcement)

According to the publisher more details about the game will follow soon.