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New releases have arrived (week 33)

Another busy day of unpacking and processing pre-orders is behind us. Now that the dust has settled, here a quick look at what has arrived so far:

For Friday we are expecting two more new releases:

Last week’s new arrivals

We came back on Tuesday from our Summer Break to find a lot of boxes with new releases stacked up on our stock room. After getting all the pre-orders sorted and shipped, we have finally time to let you know what the new games in stock are:

We are back

We are back from our summer break and Meeples’ Corner is open again.

After two weeks there is a lot of catching up to do, so the timetable for today looks like this:

  1. Reply to all emails (still a work in progress)
  2. Process and ship all orders from the last two weeks (DONE)
  3. Unpack and check all the new releases deliveries (nearly done)
  4. Add the new stock to the website and send out payment requests for pre-orders (not started yet)

Hopefully, we will get all this done by tonight or early tomorrow morning.

New releases for first week of summer break

The new releases for next week have been confirmed. The following games will get released in the UK:

Because of our summer break, these games will get shipped on Tuesday (7th August) or Wednesday (8th August) when we are back.

Azul: Stained Glass Of Sintra and more new pre-orders online

We have added a lot of new games to the pre-order section of our website in the last few days. Here is a selection of the five most interesting ones:

Last call for Hellboy: The Board Game

Friday is our deadline to finalise our order of Hellboy: The Board Game (Agent Pledge) with Mantic Games. If you would like to secure a copy, you have a few days left to place your order.

This is the Agent Pledge from the Kickstarter including Hellboy: The Board Game, Conqueror Worm Expansion, BPRD Archives Expansion, Bonus Minions, Kickstarter Exclusive Alternate Hellboy and all applicable stretch goals (a grand total of 120 minis). Pre-Order deadline is the 20th July, you only need to pay a £10 deposit to secure your bundle and we will contact you for the rest of the payment once the game has arrived at our shop.

We have also set up an order form for the KS extras.  As with the main pre-order you won’t be asked to pay for your order before the items are ready to get shipped. But we ask you for a deposit of 10% of the total of your added extras to secure those. We will contact you once you have submitted your additions to your order.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

Brothers Overview

Brothers is a new game published by Ankama Board Games (Krosmaster) and designed by Christophe Boelinger (Archipelago, Earth Reborn, Dungeon Twister).

Box and components

The game is a two player tile laying game which is played over two rounds.

You and your brother are peaceful farmers… Or at least you were! Your herds are getting too big for the pasture. Outsmart your brother by placing your enclosures so he can’t correctly place his and show him that you’re the one with a head for cattle in the family.

The two different sides in the game are the Wabbits herd (straight-lined pens) and the Gobbals herd (L-shaped pens). Every player tries to build as many of his 12 pens as he can. To do this both players take turns setting up the meadow for the pens by placing one of the tiles so it shares at least one edge with another tile.

12 tile meadow done

Once the meadow has been built, players take turns placing one of their pens on the meadow. When no more pens can be placed, each player counts the pens he couldn’t place and the Wabbits player gets 1 penalty point for each, the Gobbals player gets 2 penalty points for each leftover pen.

6 penalty points for the Gobbals player

After the end of the first round, the players swap the herds and start the second round with a new meadow. At the end of round 2 the penalty points get added to the ones from round 1 and the winner is the player with the lowest score wins.

And that is the game: It is quickly explained, plays in 15 minutes and also includes a 4 player variant with two teams of farmers placing pens. All in all a good filler game with nice (heavy) components which is also good to play with children because of the simple rules.