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New pre-orders added

In the last few days, we have added a lot of new pre-orders. Here are my highlights:

All these games will be available for sale at Essen, so hopefully, we will have them in stock shortly after the end of the show.

We are adding more pre-orders every day at the moment, our backlog with interesting Essen games is still quite long. So please keep checking out our Essen section on the shop website, there is more to come 🙂

This week’s new releases (09/10/17)

The new releases for this week have been confirmed and are now online and available to order.

On Tuesday/Wednesday the following games are arriving

  • Cat Lady
  • Centipede
  • Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave
  • Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid

Thursday’s releases are:

  • Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men
  • Star Wars Imperial Assault: Heart of the Empire
  • Dead of Winter: Warring Colonies
  • SpyNet

And finally on Friday, we will get our hands on:

  • D&D Tomb of Annihilation Board Game
  • Dojo Kun
  • Potion Explosion: The Fifth Ingredient

As always you can find all the new releases (and more pre-orders for the rest of the month) here.

Legend of the Five Rings has been released

Today Legend of the Five Rings, the newest LCG from FFG, has been released:

Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is a Living Card Game set in the world of Rokugan, the original setting for the Legend of the Five Rings collectible card game. To play a Living Card Game, players create individual decks of cards from a base game with a fixed set of cards; they can then add supplemental card packs to this game world, with each pack also having a fixed set of cards, in order to vary their game experience.

TOP 5 SEPTEMBER

September is the month between the two biggest board game shows: The UK sees some of the GenCon releases arriving and at the same time the pre-orders for Essen releases start to go online.

All of the games in the Top 5 Sales have been presented at GenCon and were available in the UK shortly after the show.

1) Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium
2) Wasteland Express Delivery Service
3) Whitehall Mystery
4) Downforce
5) This War of Mine

Unfortunately quite a few games have been delayed this year, because the trend goes more and more to a US release in August at GenCon and a Europe release in October at Essen. This is not an evil plot against European board game geeks, but more a result of cost savings because this way you can split your stock and delivery part of it directly to GenCon and afterwards to US distributors and part of it goes a bit later to Essen and from there to European distributors. Which makes perfect sense, especially for smaller publisher.

And here are the Top 5 Pre-Orders which are dominated by the first big hitters we added to our Essen section:


1) Photosynthesis
2) Nusfjord
3) Terraforming Mars: Venus Next
4) Queendomino
5) Raiders of the North Sea

 

The week ahead

I would like to give you a short overview what to expect this week:

  • Aeon’s End (2nd Edition with new artwork and card layout / including both expansions): already in stock
  • Pirate 21: already in stock
  • Zombie Slam: already in stock

This is not all, later this week we are expecting:

And two restocks are expected for this week: Later today the long-awaited reprint of Glass Road will arrive and on Friday we are expecting more stock of the Isle of Skye expansion Journeyman.