Week 41: New releases are in

This week’s new releases have arrived. The new games in stock are:

Top 5 in September

September was the first month after Gencon and after long summer holidays the return to normality. Here are the Top 5 of the month:

Top 5 Pre-Orders

1) Teotihuacan City of Gods
2) Betrayal Legacy
3) Reykholt
4) Caverna: The Forgotten Folk
5) Deutscher Spielepreis 2018 – Goodie Box

Four out of the five games/expansion on the Top 5 are Essen announcement, a sign of what will happening in the next couple of months. Teotihuacan City of Gods is our top game the second month in a row and is just shows how popular this sequel to Tzolkin is in the gaming community.

Top 5 Sales

1) Great Western Trail: Rails to the North (German Edition)
2) Carpe Diem
3) War Chest
4) Downforce: Danger Circuit
5) Seal Team Flix

The GWT expansion was our top seller during September and also at the TableTop Gaming Live in London. Early feedback from our customers is good, most of them don’t want to play the game without the expansion any more. Carpe Diem was my favourite game last month: a Feld game that was light and plays in under an hour – perfect for my gaming needs at the moment. We got have sold more copies of Seal Team Flix, unfortunately, the stock was very limited.

What was released this week?

Here is a quick look at what has arrived since we came back from Tabletop Gaming Live:

Legendary Encounters: X – Files Review

Legendary Encounters: X – Files has been released in the US in September.

Legendary® Encounters: The X-Files™ Deck Building Game is a card game themed around the award-winning television series The X-files™. Players will take on the roles of their favorite truth-seeking special agents like Mulder, Scully or Skinner and work together to expose and overcome a variety of grand conspiracies. Mystery and subterfuge fog the way forward as players, encouraged by beliefs and encountered by doubts, work to reveal and defeat an unrelenting stream of malevolent agents and paranormal entities.

Unfortunately no sign or announcement yet for the UK. At least we can check out a video review from Dice and Dragons to see if it is worth the wait:

The week ahead

We are back from the Tabletop Gaming Live show in London. Today’s tasks are:

  • unloading the van
  • put the remaining stock back in our storeroom and update the online stock
  • sort through the bookkeeping for the weekend

Once all this is done we will activate the checkout for the online shop again.

Tomorrow we will get our usual delivery of new UK releases. This week it is a big one including the following games and expansions:

  • Welcome To Your Perfect Home
  • Renegade Booster Pack: Fire & Chaos
  • The Lady and the Tiger
  • Heroes of the Pacific
  • Heroes of the Nam
  • Heroes of the Motherland
  • Day of Heroes
  • Cryptid
  • The Lost Expedition: Fountain of Youth and Other Adventures
  • Coimbra
  • Reef
  • Dinosaur Tea Party
  • Brass Birmingham

Some of these games are not online yet, but we will try our best to add them to the website tomorrow morning before the delivery arrives. Once the delivery has arrived, we will check everything and start sending out the payment requests for all pre-orders (please accept our apologies that this is happening a day later than usual this week). Pre-orders will start shipping Wednesday morning and once all pre-orders have left the shop we will add the remaining stock to the website.

Once this week is done and everything is back to normal we will turn our focus back to our Essen preparations and will add more pre-orders to our Essen section on the website. If you have spotted something interesting and you are not sure if we will get it, just send us a short message and we will see what we can do for you!


Pretzel Games announces Men at Work

Pretzel Games, makers of Junk Art and Flick Em Up, have announced their next game:

Pretzel Games is thrilled to announce our next title, Men at Work!

Men at Work is an exciting competition of ever growing proportions as players construct a building over the course of the game. With beautiful wood components, Men at Work will tower over your table as a monument to fun! Players can expect to find lots of replayability with three different play modes!

Put your helmet on and get back to work!

Retail release of the game – and updated versions of Junk Art and Flick Em Up – is planned for November (after the release of the games at Essen).

Link: Pretzel Games announcement

Feast for Odin: The Norwegians

Z-Man Games has announced the first expansion for A Feast for Odin:

The Norwegians offers new ways for players to guide their tribes to victory, including three double-sided action boards customized for different numbers of players that add a fifth column of action spaces for players to choose. 95 new goods tiles feature new animals, new types of food, and new equipment for the Vikings, who can now hunt elk, purchase horses, or craft weapons and armor, while the double-sided “artisan sheds” give players new ways to produce goods. Rounding out the expansion are eight double-sided exploration boards depicting distant cities like Cork, Limerick, and the Isle of Skye, which players can visit or raid.

A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians should be available before the end of the year and is available for pre-order.

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