Makers of Clank announce Eternal

Renegade Game Studios and Direwolf, the publishers behind Clank, have announced Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne.

From the makers of the award-winning Clank! A Deck-Building AdventureEternal: Chronicles of the Thronecombines deck-building games and strategy card battlers into an intense strategic experience. Summon powerful allies to attack your opponents, or build an unbreakable defense. Will you exhibit patience and seek the power of the Eternal Throne, or forgo such a risky path? The decisions are yours in Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne!

(Source: Publisher description)

The game is based on the successful online card game Eternal, that Direwolf is running for some time now. But compared to the online game it sounds like it is more a deck building game that a competitive 2-player-card game.

The estimated release date for the game is August and it is available for pre-order from today.

Link: Tabletop News

Warhammer Underworlds: Online announced

The next PC game from Games Workshop will be the digital version of Warhammer Underworlds.

Warhammer Underworlds: Online will get launch as an Early Access title on Steam later this year and will bring the gameplay of the board games Shadespire and Nightvault to the PC.

Have a look at the first trailer:

First trailer

New arrivals (08/05/19)

This week’s new releases are now in stock and available to order online.

This week’s arrivals

The new games are:

For tomorrow we are expecting the new expansion
Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales. The payment requests for pre-orders have been sent out yesterday, if you haven’t received it, please check your spam folders.

Mystery Tales box cover

GridCon: Charity Games Day 2019

Last Saturday we attended the first ever Gridcon: Charity Games Day in Cullompton. The event was organised by Paul Grogan (the man behind Gaming Rule!) and we went there with a small selection of our stock and two demo tables.

The small Meeples’ Corner

For us the event was a big hit: the venue was amazing and for the size of the event (150 visitors) just perfect. All the people at the event were friendly, always up for a chat and playing games non-stop.

The main room of the venue.

We were busy at our demo tables: we started with playing one scenario of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles (we have one copy for our Gaming Group), but soon Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal took over and blocked one of our tables for the rest of the day.

Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal in action

Before we left I talked to Paul and he seemed happy with how the event had turned out. For him it was a test run because he is planning two more events later in the year. I told him Meeples’ Corner would definitely back next year and on Sunday he confirmed on Twitter that there will be a next time for the Charity Games Day (first weekend of May seems to be the likeliest date).

Link: Charity Games Day

Outer Rim: New preview from FFG

Outer Rim is the new board game from FFG based in the Star Wars Universe.

In Outer Rim, you take on the role of an underworld denizen, setting out to make your mark on the galaxy. You’ll travel the outer rim in your personal ship, hire legendary Star Wars characters to join your crew, and try to become the most famous (or infamous) outlaw in the galaxy!

(Source: Publisher description)

The publisher has now published a new preview for the game which focused on the movement of the players around the galaxy:

Outer Rim components

If you hope to become the most famous or infamous scoundrel in the galaxy, you can’t nest on one planet. Odd jobs will only get you so far and your adventures will take you from planet to planet as you expand your legacy in the Outer Rim. But be warned, you aren’t alone. Rebels, Imperials, Hutts and Crime Lords all have a stake in the Outer Rim, and their patrols stalk the skies.  
Join us today as we preview how to move across the galaxy in Star Wars™: Outer Rim, a board game of bounty hunters, mercenaries, and smugglers for one to four players.

(Source: FFG website)

There is also good news regarding the release date for the game: it has been moved forward by the UK distributor and Outer Rim is now expected to be available before the UK Games Expo at the end of May.

Top 5 April

Another month has gone, time to take a look at the Top 5 of April 2019.

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Top 5 Sales:

1) The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
2) The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches
3) Chronicles of Crime: Noir
4) Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (Premium Edition)
5) Armageddon War

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Top 5 Pre-orders

1) Bunny Kingdom: In the Sky
2) Tiny Towns
3) Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss
4) Museum
5) KeyForge: Age of Ascension – Starter Set

SAnctum from CGE

CGE has announced a new game: Sanctum is a Hack & Slash adventure board game and expected to arrive later this year.

Box and components.

Sanctum is an epic adventure competitive game for 2-4 players that’s inspired by the hack & slash genre and converted into a modern board game. As one of the heroes, you embark upon a quest to rid the land of a demonic invasion, fighting your way through countless enemies and gearing up to face the Lord of Demons himself. In the process of venturing deeper into the land, ever so much closer to the Demon Lord, the heroes have to improve their equipment and adapt their combat tactics to face the increasing difficulty of combat.

(Source: Publisher description)

And here is a short teaser video:

Core Space and Corinth

This week’s new releases have been confirmed: the two games are Core Space and Corinth.

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Core Space is a science fiction miniatures board game. Each player takes control of a band of Traders trying to make a living in a dangerous galaxy, all the while hunted by the Purge, a semi-sentient race of humanoid machines whose sole task is to harvest worlds.
A game of Core Space takes place on a detailed 3D board. Your Traders must explore the area, fulfil their objectives, salvage what they can and then escape back to their ship, spending their earnings on desperately-needed repairs. The exciting campaign system will track your crew from game to game, developing their skills, upgrading their equipment and telling their story.

(Source: Publisher description)
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Under a blazing sun in 4th century BCE, traders come from all corners of the Mediterranean Sea to Corinth to sell their goods; Persian carpets, Cretan olive oil, Roman grapes, and Egyptian spices are highly prized by traders. Players have a few weeks to secure their place in Corinthian lore as its most savvy trader!
Corinth is a roll-and-write game akin to a dice-only version of the board game Yspahan. At the start of a turn, the active player rolls nine dice, then places all the dice with the highest value on the gold space at the top of the chart, then starts placing dice from the bottom of the chart up, with each value of dice being on a separate level.

(Source: Publisher description)

Release Date Updates

It is the end of the month and again there have been some delays. Here are the most important releases that didn’t make it in April and their new release date:

  • Underwater Cities: Mid to late May because of production problems (a machine broke down at the printer)
  • Inis: Isle of Seasons : Mid May according to an Instagram post from Matagot.
  • Bunny Kingdom: In the Sky: the expansion has been released and the stock is on the way to the UK. It should become available after the May Bank Holiday weekend.
  • Men at Work: June (see reason here)
  • Star Wars: The Outer Rim – not all is bad, here are some good news: Outer Rim has been moved forward to May
  • Tiny Towns : it was supposed to get released this week, but Asmodee UK decided to push it back a bit because they didn’t receive enough stock to fulfil all pre-orders. More stock is expected in the next couple of weeks and all retailers will get their complete pre-orders without any allocations.

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