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Attention: Incoming Games

We are at the end of June and the new games are still coming in thick and fast. This week sees five main releases and one big restock.

The new releases arriving today/tomorrow are:

Box Cover
Box Cover

And we are also expecting Underwater Cities back in stock (new print run with better component quality / for owners of the first print run we will get an upgrade pack).

Underwater Cities is coming back

Underwater Cities, one of the hottest games from Essen 2018, is finally coming back in stock: We are expecting new stock by the end of next week.

In Underwater Cities, which takes about 30-45 minutes per players, players represent the most powerful brains in the world, brains nominated due to the overpopulation of Earth to establish the best and most liveable underwater areas possible.

(Source: Publisher description)

If you haven’t heard about the game, here is a video review from No Pun Included:

Video Review

But we also have good news for everyone who already owns the first edition of the game: we will get the Upgrade Kit which brings the game up to date with the same delivery. The Upgrade Kit will go online sometime next week and will cost £4.95.

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.

Underwater Cities and Talisman promo

Underwater Cities is back in stock. We have shipped all the pre-orders and have still a few copies left for new orders. And the game comes with the Biodome promo card.

The cover of Underwater Cities in all its beauty….

We have also received the Druid promo hero for Talisman: Leendary Tales, the co-operative family board game from Pegasus Spiele set in the Talisman universe.

Promo hero and game box

top 5 January 2019

January is always a bit of a quieter months for us. Partly because of our break at the beginning of the month and partly because most people tend to take a break from buying new games after the spending spree before Christmas

But we still had a few games that did very well for us, so here is a look at the Top 5 in sales for January 2019:

1) Root
2) Root: Riverfolk Expansion
3) Chronicles of Crime
4) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
5) SpaceCorp: 2025-2300 AD

Only two new games made it into our Top 5, the other three (Root, Chronicles of Crime and Quacks) were restocks of very popular games. The success of the Riverfolk expansion was no surprise, because Root was one of the biggest hits of 2018. And SpaceCorp is the first game from GMT making it into the Top 5.

And here are the Top 5 in Pre-orders:

1) Wingspan
2) Treasure Island
3) Underwater Cities
4) LotR: Journeys in Middle-earth
5) Inis: Isle of Seasons

Wingspan is the next big thing from Stonemaier Games. We had to close our pre-orders, because the first print run is all but sold out. But the good news is that the reprint is already in the works and shouldn’t be too far behind the first print run and is expected to become available in April/May.

Top 5 December

December was a busy end to the year despite the disappointment of quite a number of delays. Here is a look at our bestseller and the hot pre-orders:

Top 5 Sales

1) KeyForge: Call of the Archons (Starter Set and Decks)
2) Crown of Emara
3) The Fox in the Forest
4) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
5) Arboretum (2018 Edition)

KeyForge was by far our bestseller in December and it was great to get a restock of the Starter Sets in a couple of weeks before Christmas. Crown of Emara has slowly picked up steam since Essen. The first few weeks after Essen nobody seemed to care about it, but now with more and more people talking about it the orders started coming in on a regular basis. The Fox in the Forest and Arboretum are both perfect Christmas games: they look great, don’t cost the world and have family-friendly themes. The English edition of Quacks appeared out of nowhere but was a hit from day one.

Top 5 Pre-Orders

1) Underwater Cities
2) Men At Work
3) A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians
4) New Frontiers
5) Bad Bones

Pre-orders are always a bit slower in the time before Christmas because everybody is hunting Christmas presents and is more looking for games that are in stock. So the pre-order for the Underwater Cities reprint had an easy time to get to the top of our pre-order leaderboard. Men at Work was one of the games that didn’t make it before Christmas, so these orders were originally meant for Christmas. The Feast for Odin expansion is very popular since the Essen board game show and New Frontiers got a late boost by the first Youtube videos appearing online during the Christmas holidays. Bad Bones is a small surprise because this new game from the Magic Maze publisher Sit Down! got a bit buried in the avalanche of new announcements before and after Essen.

Top 5 November 2018

I don’t have much time to comment on the bestsellers of last month, but at least I wanted to give you the chance to have a look at them.

Top 5 Sales

1) Underwater Cities
2) Everdell
3) El Dorado: Heroes & Hexes
4) Architects of the West Kingdom
5) Crown of Emara

Top 5 Pre-orders

1) Blackout: Hong Kong
2) Flamme Rouge: Meteo
3) Pax Emancipation
4) KeyForge: Call of the Archons – Starter Set
5) NEOM – City of the future