No big surprises here: Maracaibo is our Bestseller from the day we received the first delivery and it is still going strong. The Norwegians was a surprise restock and sold over 20 copies in a couple of days. Watergate is another steady seller and with Robin of Locksley (a Uwe Rosenberg design) the second two-player-game in the Top 5. And our Bestseller for 2019, Wingspan, starts the new year in the Top 5 with no signs of interest in the game slowing down.
New Discoveries, the first expansion for Underwater Cities, sold out shortly after Essen and now with the reprint getting closer interest is picking up again. Eclipse has still a strong following, so it is no surprise that this new edition (despite the high price tag) is generating interest. Atlantis Rising is the new edition of an older, well-received co-op game. Isle of Cats is another hit from publisher City of Games and Roman Banner is the second expansion for the successful follow up to Imperial Settlers.
A Happy New Year to you all! The new year is already a week old and we are back at the shop and after two days of sorting through emails and orders, everything is now back to normal.
On my to-do-list for this week are:
working my way through some new price lists from our suppliers and add interesting pre-orders to the website
add new special offers for this months
check the new releases on Thursday morning and add everything to the website before the weekend.
There is only one new release we are waiting for later this week:
All heroes need to prove their worth! In Tales of Glory, the players play emerging heroes. Each turn represents a year in the heroes’ lives, and each player decides what their hero has done that year (defeated a monster, looted treasure, met people, etc.) to try to gain glory. After ten turns, the player with the most glory wins. Each turn, players simultaneously select a quest they want to do from a common pool. They then have to pay the cost of the quest and place it on their “path of life” connected to another quest they already made or their departure area. Some quests such as slaying monsters bring immediate glory points while others are affected by what players have done before or will do afterwards on their path of life.
(Source: publisher description)
But we have a few restocks lined up:
on Friday all the Concordia maps, the base game and the Salsa expansion will be back
Masters of Renaissance, the Lorenzo Il Magnifico card game, will also be back in stock before the weekend
but the highlight is Maracaibo (2nd Edition / all misprints have been corrected), which should arrive at the shop early next week
Game’s Up, the publisher of Maracaibo, has announced a mini-expansion for Maracaibo:
La Armada includes 3 new Career and 9 new Project cards. It also comes with the 3 corrected cards (Adventure, both Martyr / misprint 1st edition) and 1 replacement card of Captain, 13 Doubloons (partially missing in 1st edition).
The expansion can only be ordered directly from the dlp Games website. If you don’t want to spent money to get the replacement cards, you can also contact dlp games directly to get the 4 replacement cards for free.