Game Nite Magazine is a new board game magazine with reviews, columns and interviews. The first issue of the magazine is now available for free. Interesting reads among other things are the interviews with Steve Jackson and Dan Verssen.
The magazine can be read online or offline as a PDF file.
Yesterday we reported about the West Coast port disputes in the US and the effect is has on the board game industry. Now we can confirm a new casualty of the port problems: Star Wars Armada is on the ship from China by now, but FFG can’t confirm a release date yet, because of the port backups.
ZhanGuo by Italian publisher What’s your game has been one of the highest rated games of Essen 2014. So far it hasn’t been on general release in the UK. That’s why I have contacted What’s your Game directly.
Today they got back to us and we can order ZhanGuo and other available games from them directly. We will place our order next week, but we need your help to decide how many copies to order. So if you are interested in the game, please place a pre-order on our website before Monday. Thank you very much!
West Coast ports in the US have been disrupted by a labor dispute between shipping companies and the dockworkers union. These disruptions also affects the board game industry because any game that are manufactured in Asia/China will be imported into the US at the West Coast:
The affected ports handle nearly half of all U.S. maritime trade and more than 70 percent of imports from Asia. A domino effect has been felt across much of the U.S. economy, extending to agriculture, manufacturing, retail and transportation.
One example for this is Tiny Epic Kingdoms, which was originally expected by the end of January and now is expected to arrive in the UK sometime in March.