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:
Good news regarding Coffee Roaster, the new game from dlp games: The delivery has been shipped on Friday and should arrive here sometime this week.
Coffee Roaster is a solitaire pool-building game. You choose a variety of coffee beans you want to roast, and put a number of tokens specific to that variety into a bag. Each turn, you draw a number of bean tokens randomly from the bag to advance their roast level. When you are finished, you make a cup-testing to check the taste of your coffee and score points accordingly. Each variety has its own target roast level, but approaching the target is not enough for perfect roasting; you also have to even out the roast level of each bean, while not spoiling the flavor of that variety.(Source: Publisher description)
We had hoped to have Coffee Roaster from dlp games available for sale at this weekend’s Tabletop Gaming Live in London. Unfortunately, the game didn’t make in time.
But production is now finished and it is expected to arrive at the publisher’s warehouse either this or next week. So with a bit of luck, we should receive the game at the end of the first week of October.
Another month has gone, time to have a look at the bestsellers of October.
The Top 5 in Sales are:
Chronicles of Crime is the first Murder Mystery game that uses Virtual Reality to let the players visit the game locations. Gizmos continues the good run of Phil Walker-Harding, who with Gingerbread House has another new game out at the moment. Great Western Trail: Rails to the North is in the Top 5 for the second month in a row. Altiplano: the Traveller is the first expansion for the bag building game Altiplano.
Top 5 in Pre-Orders:
Root and the Riverfolk expansion have dominated the pre-orders in October. The first edition of Root sold out quickly, but the reprint is supposed to arrive in January/February together with the expansion. A Feast for Odin is a very popular game, so it’s no surprise that the expansion has made it into our Top 5. Reykholt is the new game by Uwe Rosenberg and as all his games, gamers seem to like them all. Key Flow is a new card driven game based on the Keyflower.
Here is a quick look at what has arrived since we came back from Tabletop Gaming Live:
August is the month of the school holidays, which is normally the time when we sell more family games and smaller games good for taking on a holiday.
This explains the two top games of our Top 5 in sales for August:
1) Ganz schön clever
3) Terraforming Mars: Prelude
4) Downforce: Danger Circuit
5) Skies Above the Reich
In our Top 5 Pre-Orders you can already spot two announced Essen releases. For September I expect the Essen releases to take over the Pre-Order Top 5.
Top 5 Pre-Orders
1) Arboretum (2018 Edition)
2) Teotihuacan City of Gods
3) Terraforming Mars: The Colonies
4) Altiplano: the Traveller
5) Forbidden Sky
Two new expansions will get released in October. The first one is Inis: Isle of Seasons, which will add a 5th player to the game.
The second new expansion is Altiplano: the Traveller.
With Altiplano: The Traveler, the planning of moves in Altiplano becomes more important and accessibility to resources becomes more interactive. Above all, the assets that may be purchased from the traveller open up completely new ways to increase one’s own wealth. But unforeseen fortunes sometimes demand spontaneous decisions which influence planning.
In the last few days, we have added a few new pre-orders to the shop website. Here is a quick look at the most interesting ones:
Menara (Zoch Verlag / End of March)
As a tight-knit team in Menara, players use pillars and wondrously-shaped temple floors to build a spectacularly soaring structure full of nooks and crannies. Cooperation and static skills are in demand since for each mistake in construction, you have to add another floor to the temple.
A steady hand, an alert mind, and mutual assistance can help you successfully complete what seems to top out at dizzy heights…
Moorea (dlp Games / April)
Even in the sun and under the palm trees, the inhabitants of the South Seas are still competing for the most valuable objects and the most impressive buildings. The dilemma is, either to directly produce canoes or huts using the resources each player gets by chance, or to invest these resources in tools which are more effective in the long run.
Moorea is an easy-to-learn game for families which invites the gamers to start playing immediately, but which has a depth and a lot of strategic possibilities arising during the game.
Master of the Galaxy (Ares Games / May)
The Galaxy is vast, rich and open to any species who discovers space flight… but nine Elder Races are expanding through space, ready to assimilate or exterminate anybody who stands in their way.
Drawing inspiration from classic science-fiction, movies, and computer games, Master of the Galaxy merges all these inspirations into a unique and colorful setting.
At the start of your conquest of the Galaxy, you have one star system, one Race card and a modest supply of resources. During the game, you will fill your bag with new resources that may lead you to victory depending on your chosen strategy. Moreover, you can use Progress and Political cards to help you to victory!
You can win this bag building game in different ways – by annihilating your opponents, by building 9 space bases, or by achieving dominance in diplomacy, economics, or science.
Brass Lancashire (Roxley Games / June)
Brass: Lancashire — first published as Brass — is an economic strategy game that tells the story of competing cotton entrepreneurs in Lancashire during the industrial revolution. You must develop, build, and establish your industries and network so that you can capitalize demand for iron, coal and cotton. The game is played over two halves: the canal phase and the rail phase.
Brass: Lancashire, the 2018 edition from Roxley Games, reboots the original Warfrog Games edition of Brass with new artwork and components, as well as a few rules changes.
The Darkroot Basin rests in between the Darkroot Garden and the eastern walls of Undead Burg. This is a deep basin filled with streams and waterfalls. The damp nature has given rise to fungus and mushrooms.
The first expansion for the Dark Souls Board Game adds new enemies, new encounters and two new bosses to the game.
It is over three years since the release of Orleans from dlp games, but the bag building game is still one of our bestsellers. In the last few months the distribution for the game and the expansions was unclear, so it was a bit difficult to get regular restocks.
But today we have received a restock of both the base game and all three expansions. And in further good news: dlp games has managed to find a new distribution partner which hopefully means easier access for us to Orleans, the expansions and all the other games from dlp games (including the new release Moorea expected for April).