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Mariposas announced

AEG has announced Mariposas, a new game from Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of the award-winning game Wingspan.

Box cover

Every spring, millions of monarch butterflies leave Mexico to spread out across eastern North America. Every fall, millions fly back to Mexico. However, no single butterfly ever makes the round trip.
Mariposas is a game of movement and set collection that lets players be part of this amazing journey.
Mariposas is played in three seasons. In general, your butterflies try to head north in spring, spread out in summer, and return south in fall. The end of each season brings a scoring round, and at the end of fall, the player with the most successful family of butterflies — i.e., the most victory points — wins the game.

(Source: Publisher description)

The game has an estimated release date of August (GenCon), hopefully, we will get it here in the UK at the same time.

Letter Jam: Setup app released

Publisher CGE has released an app that will help with the setup of Letter Jam, the cooperative word game.

Box cover

Did you notice that your Letter Jam cards have codes? Have you ever wondered what they’re for? Would you like to add a bit more mystery and surprise to your game?
This companion app works as a scanner for Letter Jam cards. It prepares a secret word for every player around the table without anyone knowing any of the words! Once the game is over, the app reveals which words were chosen for each player.

(Source: Publisher website)

Sanctum in Stock

Sanctum, the fantasy hack & slash board game from CGE, has finally arrived and is in stock. We have sent out the payment requests for all pre-orders.

Sanctum, once a great city, is now shrouded in darkness. The lands surrounding the city are home to the demon horde lead by the Lord of Demons. It’s up to a handful of heroes to rise up, battle through the horde, banish the evil that plagues the world, and restore the realm to its former glory.
Sanctum is an epic adventure competitive game for 2-4 players that’s inspired by the hack & slash genre and converted into a modern board game. As one of the heroes, you embark upon a quest to rid the land of a demonic invasion, fighting your way through countless enemies and gearing up to face the Lord of Demons himself.

(Source: Publisher description)
Review

Top 20 in 2019

At the beginning of the month, we are normally looking back to the top games of the last month. Today we are going a few steps further and instead look at the top games of 2019.

Without further ado, here are the Top 20 of 2019 (based on our sales in copies):

Our top-selling game of 2019

1) Wingspan
2) Underwater Cities
3) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
4) The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches
5) Maracaibo
6) Gloomhaven
7) Second Chance
8) Res Arcana
9) Coffee Roaster
10) Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal
11) LAMA
12) Dune (2019)
13) Bunny Kingdom: In the Sky
14) Wingspan: European Expansion
15) Chronicles of Crime
16) El Dorado: The Golden Temples
17) Root: Riverfolk Expansion
18) Tiny Towns
19) Little Town
20) Doppelt so clever

These Top 20 include a few surprises (in general games we are importing from Germany are doing very well for us), but also a few games are missing from the list which should be there like Root and Brass: Birmingham. But some of the biggest hits of 2019 were held back by limited availability in retail.

What games would you have expected on the list?

The Fox in the Forest Duet

The Fox in the Forest is a highly regards two-player trick-tacking game. Today the sequel The Fox in the Forest Duet has been released.

In the innovative, two-player co-operative trick-taking game The Fox in the Forest Duet, players team up, helping each other move through the forest.
Work together to play tricks and move through the forest. Use the special abilities of the characters to exchange cards with each other, to let your teammate follow with any card, and more. Win as a team by collecting all the gems, but be careful to stay on the path and not get lost in the forest!

(Source: Publisher description)

We are back

A Happy New Year to you all! The new year is already a week old and we are back at the shop and after two days of sorting through emails and orders, everything is now back to normal.

On my to-do-list for this week are:

  • working my way through some new price lists from our suppliers and add interesting pre-orders to the website
  • add new special offers for this months
  • check the new releases on Thursday morning and add everything to the website before the weekend.

There is only one new release we are waiting for later this week:

Tales of Glory cover

All heroes need to prove their worth! In Tales of Glory, the players play emerging heroes. Each turn represents a year in the heroes’ lives, and each player decides what their hero has done that year (defeated a monster, looted treasure, met people, etc.) to try to gain glory. After ten turns, the player with the most glory wins.
Each turn, players simultaneously select a quest they want to do from a common pool. They then have to pay the cost of the quest and place it on their “path of life” connected to another quest they already made or their departure area.
Some quests such as slaying monsters bring immediate glory points while others are affected by what players have done before or will do afterwards on their path of life.

(Source: publisher description)

But we have a few restocks lined up:

  • on Friday all the Concordia maps, the base game and the Salsa expansion will be back
  • Masters of Renaissance, the Lorenzo Il Magnifico card game, will also be back in stock before the weekend
  • but the highlight is Maracaibo (2nd Edition / all misprints have been corrected), which should arrive at the shop early next week

Christmas Break

The last parcels have been shipped and we are getting ready for a well-earned break.

Tomorrow the shop will be open between 10am and 12pm for some last-minute Christmas shopping. Afterwards, we are closed until Monday. 6th January.

I would like to say thank you to all our customers, without you Meeples’ Corner wouldn’t be possible. Have a Merry Christmas with lots of gaming and a Happy New Year!

Maracaibo Mini-Expansion

Game’s Up, the publisher of Maracaibo, has announced a mini-expansion for Maracaibo:

Components of the expansion

La Armada includes 3 new Career and 9 new Project cards. It also comes with the 3 corrected cards (Adventure, both Martyr / misprint 1st edition) and 1 replacement card of Captain, 13 Doubloons (partially missing in 1st edition).

The expansion can only be ordered directly from the dlp Games website. If you don’t want to spent money to get the replacement cards, you can also contact dlp games directly to get the 4 replacement cards for free.