Difference between Aeon’s End 2nd and 1st Edition

Yesterday we have received the 2nd Edition of Aeon’s End. Some customers have asked us what the difference between the two editions is.

The first noticeable difference is the slightly smaller box: The first edition was a larger square box like Legendary: Marvel. The new box is a standard Ticket to Ride square box, more in line what you expect from a deckbuilding game.

The second difference is the correction of some mistakes on card texts and the clarification of some card texts.

The third and most obvious difference are the new card layouts:

Aeon’s End 1st Edition – some cards and a character sheet
Aeon’s End 2nd Edition – same cards and character sheet

And another question came up: Can I use the 2nd Edition expansions with my first edition base game? Yes, this should be no problem, because the back of the cards is the same for both editions.

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.

Devon Dice: Downforce review and Flip Ships unboxing

Devon Dice has posted a new review:

Downforce has been on my radar for months after seeing a couple of reviews hit Youtube, and I have anticipated its UK release since. I was half expecting to have to wait until Essen, but it was released a couple of weeks ago I couldn’t wait to snatch it out of Christoph’s hands. So, has it lived up to my expectations like a long drawn out British Grand Prix race buildup event and excited me enough that I’m gliding over the finish-line Hamilton style? Or did it stop and fizzle out because it looked good on the outside and rubbish inside, a lot like a Mclaren car!

And Joel also posted a quick Unboxing video of Flipships, the latest release from Renegade Game Studios.

Links:

Z-Man Games announces History of the World remake

Z-Man Games has announced the remake of History of the World, a classic board game that kept me busy together with Civilization during my last few school years.

Originally released in 1991, History of the World is now widely regarded as a classic thanks to its grand scale and engaging mechanics. The game covers the dawn of civilization to the twentieth century, during which you spread your empire across globe, gaining points for your conquests. Many prosperous empires will be created as the centuries pass, but only those able to weather unpredictable calamities and score the most points will have their immortal name added to the pages of history.

The remastered version of History of the World maintains the thrilling gameplay of the original while bringing the game into the modern age with a beautifully illustrated board and gorgeous new components. These elements invite you to write your own history as you take control of new empires and seek to conquer new lands.

The game has an estimated release date of December 2017.

Link: Z-Man Games announcement

Release date updates

It is nearly the end of the month and by now we know which games will still arrive here in September and which new releases are delayed. Unfortunately, the list of delayed games is quite long this month because some of GenCon releases haven’t made it to the UK yet:

  • 60 Seconds to save the World: October
  • A Column of Fire: Early October
  • Axio: October
  • Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition: End of October
  • Bastion: December
  • Cities of Splendor: October
  • Dead of Winter: Warring Colonies – October
  • Dinosaur Island: October
  • Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks – November
  • Dojo Kun: November
  • Ex Libris: October
  • HOPE: November
  • Hunt For The Ring: November
  • Hypergrid: November
  • Legendary: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: End of October
  • Major General: Duel of Time – October
  • Meeple War: November
  • Mysterium: Secrets & Lies – October
  • Nations The Dice Game – Unrest: October
  • Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 – November
  • Perfect Crime: Delayed indefinitely because of illness
  • Potion Explosion: The Fifth Ingredient – End of October
  • Raiders of the North Sea: October
  • Sentient: October
  • Sherlock Holmes: Carlton House & Queen’s Park – October
  • Star Wars: IA – Heart of the Empire: October
  • Stronghold: Undead – November
  • Sub Terra: October
  • The Expanse: End of October
  • Tiefe Taschen: End of October
  • TIME Stories: Estrella Drive – November
  • Unlock! – Mystery Adventures: End of October
  • Vengeance: November

But we also have received new release dates for three big hitters:

  • Charterstone: December
  • Gloomhaven: Still hasn’t left the factory in China – new estimate = December
  • First Martians: On the way to distributors, should be available mid-October

Clans of Caledonia available to pre-order

Clans of Caledonia from Karma Games is now available to pre-order:

Clans of Caledonia is a mid-to-heavy economic game set in 19th-century Scotland. At this time, Scotland made the transition from an agricultural to an industrialized country that heavily relied on trade and export. In the following years, food production increased significantly to feed the population growth. Linen was increasingly substituted by the cheaper cotton and raising sheep was given high importance. More and more distilleries were founded and whisky became the premium alcoholic beverage in Europe.

Players represent historic clans with unique abilities and compete to produce, trade and export agricultural goods and of course whisky!

The game will be available sometime in November.

Autumn Sale has started

The Essen board game show is only 6 weeks away, time for us to make some space for the huge number of new games coming in shortly before/after the show.

Our yearly autumn sale has started and we posted the first 24 specials. All games are at least reduced by 20% compared to the normal price. All offers are valid while stocks last.

We will refill the offers section and add new games in the coming days and week, so please keep checking our website. The Autumn sale will run until the 15th of October (or until we run out of special offers).

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