Most of this week’s new games have arrived and are now in stock:
- Arkham Horror (Third Edition): The Dead of Night
- Coffee Roaster
- Deep Blue
- The Menace Among Us
On Friday two more games will get released:
The new releases for next week have been confirmed and there are quite a few interesting games on the list.
Expected to be available from Tuesday are:
On Friday two more games will get released:
Days of Wonder has announced the newest Ticket to Ride map pack.
Zoom across Japan in a bullet train admiring Mount Fuji through the mist or take the Tokyo subway to your final destination. On this map, you face a dilemma between investing in the Bullet Train network, routes that can be used by all players to complete Destination Tickets, or focusing on your individual tracks. Weigh your options carefully because the players who contribute the most to this shared project will be rewarded with a larger bonus…and players who don’t build any Bullet Trains will suffer the consequences!(Source: Publisher website)
This Ticket to Ride© expansion also includes the Italy map which is focused on the Regions in this country and on a brand new type of Ferry Route. Connect cities from all Regions in the same network to score extra points.
The expansion is expected to be available in Europe in November. We will start taking pre-orders as soon as we have the details for the UK release.
Deep Blue will be the next big box game from Days of Wonder.
Deep Blue is a push-your-luck and engine-building, family game where players dive for wealth and may join and benefit from other player’s diving fortunes. In this game, players will have to collect the right crew of divers, sailors, and archaeologists, race to wreck sites to claim the best spots to dive from, and scout the seas to discover new wrecks. Players will have to take risks if they want to be the most wealthy diver!(Source: Days of Wonder announcement)
The expected release date is October and we will start taking pre-orders as soon as we know the details for the UK release.
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.(Source: Publisher description)
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.
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!(Source: Publisher description)
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.
Days of Wonder has announced Ticket to Ride: London, the follow-up to last year’s Ticket to Ride: New York.
Ticket to Ride: London is an elegantly simple version of Ticket to Ride where players race around 1970s London to claim the most important bus lines and complete their Destination Tickets, connecting Districts in the capital of the United Kingdom. With its quick and compact format, Ticket to Ride: London is fast-paced, easy to learn in three minutes, and extremely portable—perfect for new players and veterans alike.(Source: Days of Wonder website)
The estimated release date for Europe is June. As soon as we have the details for the UK release we will start taking pre-orders.
For a while it was very quite around Memoir ’44, the very successful WW2 game from Days of Wonder using the C&C system from Richard Borg. But now most of the old expansion are back in stock and Days of Wonder has new plans for the game. Yesterday they announced New Flight Plan, the biggest expansion yet for the game.
In this expansion, you will be able to deploy air units, such as fighters, fighter-bombers and even bombers to support your troops on the battlefield. This is not the first time airplanes will make an appearance in the Memoir ’44 system, but with its all new set of streamlined rules, Memoir ’44 – New Flight Plan grants many new tactical options and is compatible with all existing scenarios in all theaters of operation.(Source: Days of Wonder Blog)
The expansion also comes with 21 new scenarios and 16 finely-crafted, legendary planes, in impressive sizes, such as the B-17 that measures 72mm by 101mm.
The expansion is expected to arrive in Europe in May. Hopefully we will be able to offer it for pre-order soon.
Boardgamegeek has started to post the video previews they recorded at this year’s Toy Fair in Nuremberg. They have recorded over a hundred videos and will add them to the BGG.com in the coming days.
Here are a few highlights of what they have published so far:
More previews will follow in the next days.
The Tabletop Gaming Magazine reports in their online news section that Days of Wonder is working on Ticket to Ride: London.
It’s a follow-up to last year’s Ticket to Ride: New York and will swap the taxis and subways of NY with the busses and black cabs of London. A release date hasn’t been announced yet.
Link: TGM News