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New pre-orders available

It’s a great time of the year for board game fans: We still get a flood of games that have been presented at GenCon but haven’t made their way to Europe yet and we are starting to see the first Essen announcements popping up.

We have added a few new games to our pre-order section, here are a few highlights:

 

New Pre-Orders available (04/07/18)

We are heading into the busy part of the year: A lot of interesting pre-orders are suddenly appearing. As always we are trying our best to make most of them available for you and have already started to upload quite a few new interesting games.

Available to pre-order are now:

Late July/Early August

August:

September:

October:

  • AuZtralia (a new Cthulhu game from Martin Wallace)

But this is not all, there is more to come in the next few days!

More details about Kingdomino expansion

Blue Orange Games will release Age of Giants, the first expansion for Kingdomino, at GenCon this year.

Age of Giants adds the option of a fifth player and allows for more player interaction. If a player gets a tile with a giant on it, they add a giant meeple to their kingdom – covering any crown of their choosing. If a tile with a giant’s footsteps comes up, the player must pass a giant meeple from their kingdom to another player’s kingdom, who must then cover a crown in their domain. The expansion eliminates end of game bonuses. Instead, at the beginning of the game, each player draws challenge tiles, which provide new ways to get points.

Hopefully, in Europe will the expansion available a bit earlier, because according to Pegasus the release date for the German edition of the expansion is July.

Source: ICv2 News

New games this week (02/03/18)

Despite the snow chaos, it was another busy week here at Meeples’ Corner. Lots of new games have arrived including some interesting restocks.

But first the new games:

The two interesting restocks are Bunny Kingdom from Iello and Photosynthesis from Blue Orange Games. And we still have enough copies of the Christmas Tree Promo for Photosynthesis to add one to each copy of the game.

Photosynthesis promo: Christmas tree

With our restock of Photosynthesis, we also got the Christmas tree promo for Photosynthesis (Blue Orange Games gave them initially away at the Gencon release of the game).

So from now on, every copy of Photosynthesis will come with one Christmas tree promo. But we also managed to ask the UK distributor for more copies of the promo to supply every customer, who had received the game before Christmas, with a promo.

If you are interested in getting one of the Christmas trees, please contact us and we will add a promo to your next parcel. We apologise, but we won’t be able to send out the promos on their own.

Last week of new games for 2017

Next week is the last chance for new releases to arrive. A few games have made the cut and are expecting to arrive on Tuesday/Wednesday (just in time to get them shipped before Christmas):

  • Bunny Kingdom
  • Dragonsgate College
  • Exodus Fleet
  • Flamme Rouge: Peloton (sold out)
  • Harvest
  • Kingsburg (2017 Edition)
  • Majesty: For the Realm
  • Mountains of Madness
  • Photosynthesis (sold out)

Terraforming Mars: Venus Next will arrive after Christmas and will be ready to get shipped when we are at the office in the new year.

This means that quite a lot of games haven’t made the pre-Christmas cut and are now expected to arrive in January. Once the dust has settled and business is back to normal early January I will hopefully be able to chase some updates for most of them to get a better picture when to expect them.

I can only apologise to everyone who was hoping to play a new shiny game during the Christmas break and is now disappointed.

Look ahead: What is incoming?

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and still, quite a few of the Essen releases haven’t arrived with us. But for this week a few more have been confirmed and it also looks good for next week.

Here are the games/expansions con arrive arrived this week:

Early next week Charterstone and the Recharge pack will arrive and hopefully the main part of our Photosynthesis order, Bunny Kingdom and Mountains of Madness (the last three should get confirmed later this week).

Week in review

I’m very sorry, that it was a bit quiet here during this week, but we were very busy trying to get all these new games out as fast as possible.

Here is a quick overview what has arrived since Monday and is now available to order:

And next week we are expecting another wave of new games, I will post an update on Monday once I have received the confirmations for all the deliveries that are on the way to us.

 

Gaming Night (20/10/17)

Friday was our regular Gaming Night at the Crediton Inn. We had two tables playing games all evening.

The procedures started with Flip Ships and Tribes: Early Civilizations.

Both games were quite popular: Flip Ships caused lots of laughter, Tribes surprised by being a quite accessible game which plays under 45 minutes, but still, gives this taste of starting your own civilization.

Next was Queendomino which in almost every aspect is the superior game compared to Kingdomino because of the added elements of buildings, knights and tower allow more ways to play and win the game. Kingdomino has still the positives of being easy to learn and fast to play, perfect to play it with non-gamers and the lower price which in my opinion makes it one of the bargains of the last year.

The last game of the evening for me was Downforce which was a surprise for me: It’s basically Camel Up with Formula 1 cars. Main differences are an auction at the beginning to put your team together and movement of all the cars in the race based on cards you draw before the start of the auction. Winner of the game is the team that has earned the most money by a) getting their car(s) in the points and b) placing winning bets on the Top 3 cars. The game includes two race tracks and plays quick enough to play both tracks under 2 hours.

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