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Biosphere has arrived

Biosphere, the big box game from German publisher DDD Verlag, has arrived.

Artaios, the First Father, had six children with his wife, Branwen, the First Mother. They grew up to be gods and guardians of the biosphere. The siblings loved each other very much. They were strong of build and sharp of mind. Whatever they attempted, they succeeded with ease, and faultlessly. When the young gods had grown to adulthood, Artaois and Branwen bade them each create something to add it to their creation, so that it would enrich the world and populate it. And thus, the gods created six very different types.

Time passed and the creations of the gods multiplied and spread without restraint across the biosphere. And so it came to pass that Artaios and Branwen bade their children bring order to their creation. Whoever would be the first to bring their population into accord with the biological order would be called “Lord of Creation” from thereon.

Two new arrivals from Matagot

Yesterday afternoon two new games from Matagot arrived:

After the initial print run sold out at Essen, it took a while for the reprint to arrive in the UK, but it is finally here: Meeple Circus. Pre-orders have been shipped and the remaining stock is now available to order from our website.

Xian is the second new arrival and it was co-published by Matagot with Pendragon.

246 BCE: The future first emperor of China, Ying Zheng, orders the construction of the Terracotta Army. It will be part of the “Great Mausoleum”, a monument built to celebrate the Qin dynasty’s endless glory and also to protect him in the afterlife. As a delegate of the Emperor, you will be asked to fulfill his wish by leading a team of workers and helpers to obtain resources, craft and decorate the warrior statues, and supply them with fine wood and bronze weapons.

Tomorrow three more items will get released:


New pre-orders online

If you think with the Essen board game show and Christmas behind us we are now entering a quieter time for board games you are wrong: we are still getting weekly updates with new announcements and new interesting games becoming available to pre-order.

We are trying our best to keep up with this and adding new games to the shop every day.  Here are a few highlights we have added in the last few days:

End of the month release date updates

It is the end of the month and because we now know which games will get released this week, we have updated the pre-order section on our website. Unfortunately, quite a lot of games have been delayed and are now expected to be February releases.

Still coming this week are:

Stuffed Fables will also arrive this week, but the release date is Thursday, so it’s already a February release.



Hunt for the Ring and more new arrivals (23/01/18)

It has been a while since the game has been released at Essen last October, but it finally has made its way to the UK: Hunt for the Ring from Ares Games has arrived today.

Also available from today is Explorers of the North Sea, the last game of the North Sea sage. And for everyone who has played Raiders of the North Sea a lot of time and looks for new things to do we have Hall of Heroes and Fields of Fame, the first two expansions for Raiders of the North Sea. And if you own all three games of the saga and you have too much time on your hands you can try the Runesaga expansion, which combines all three games into one big campaign.