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Spiel des Jahres winners have been announced

The winners of the Spiel des Jahres awards have been announced today.

Winner of the Spiel des Jahres (more family oriented) award is: Kingdomino

In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots. But be careful as some other Lords also covet these lands…

The game has been designed by Bruno Cathala and published by Blue Orange Game/Pegasus.

Winner of the Kennerspiel des Jahres (more gamer oriented) award is: Exit – The Game designed by Inka and Markus Brand and published by Kosmos.

Link: Tabletopgaming  – News

 

Holmes – Sherlock gegen Moriarty available

Holmes – Sherlock gegen Moriarty (Kosmos) is the new edition of the two player game Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft (designed by Diego Ibanez and published by Devir). The game is in stock, but because it is the German edition of the game, we have received a few questions if the game is playable without speaking German.

A crime has happened! But the evidence is scarce and Scotland Yard is in the dark. Only one can solve the case: Sherlock Holmes. However, in the background, Professor Moriarty pulls the strings and tries to cover tracks and dispose evidence. Thus a duel between the two most brilliant heads of London breaks out. Who will be successful in the end – Holmes or Moriarty?

For the new edition Kosmos has made five changes (listed by Pedro Soto on the BGG forums):

  • Changed the “background” (Mycroft is changed to Moriarty)
  • The “villain cards” are now “Mycroft cards” with the same effect
  • The action of Shinwell’s “Porky” “Jonhson is changed
  • The action of Violet Hunter is changed
  • The game have a new character (a gipsy fortuneteller).

The cards have no text on them, so with the English rules for the first edition and the description of the changes the game is perfectly playable.

Here are the explanations of the two card changes and the new card (again posted by Pedro Soto):

  • Shinwell: Discard 1 card, replace it, buy 1 of the clues in the line for 2 investigation markers.
  • Violet: Take 1 clue from the discard pile for 2 investigation markers.
  • Madame Ziba: (New character). Draw 3 clues from the clue pile. Choose 1 and place it face down in your area. Then give the remaining 2 clues to your opponent, who chooses 1 and plays it face up in his area and puts the remaining card face down under the clue pile.

I hope this helps. Enjoy the game!

Link: English Rules on BGG

 

New arrivals and restocks (04/05/2016)

Today’s delivery has included five new games and restocks of two very good games:

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The two restocks are Council of Four (Cranio Creations / from the designers of The Voyages of Marco Polo and Grand Austria Hotel) and Imhotep (new big box game from Kosmos / German edition but English rules are available on BGG)

Delivery from Germany has arrived

Our big delivery from Germany has arrived including a few interesting restocks (Orleans, Hero Dice, Unusual Suspects, Tobago) and four new games:

  • Imhotep (English rules are available on BGG)
  • Dream Island (German and English rules included)
  • Cacao: Chocolatl (Erste Erweiterung fuer Cacao, English rules included)
  • Potion Explosion (German Edition / no text on components, English rules available online)

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Next week’s new games (01/04/2016)

Next week we are expecting quite a few new games.

For Tuesday we are expecting:

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For the end of the week we are expecting a delivery from Germany:

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Essen Preview: German Publishers

I’ve added more games to our Essen Preview. This time the new releases are from German publishers. Some of the games are the German editions, but all of them are with language independent components, so all that’s needed to play them, are the rules translations.

The games are:

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What’s happening next week?

Next week we are expecting two new games from Germany:

  • Why First? (Pegasus Spiele) – racing game in which you have to come second to win
  • Lumis: Path of the Fire (Kosmos) – abstract connection game for two players or four players in two teams

Why First? Lumis: Der Pfad des Feuers
We will also receive Eight-Minute Empire: Lost Lands and today our supplier told us that next week on Dominion: Adventures will be available in the UK.  We don’t know the price yet, but hopefully we will get it before the weekend and will upload the expansion to the shop as soon as possible.

And last but not least: We are also expecting the restock of Mysterium (Polish edition). There are already a few pre-orders for the restock in place, but we still have some copies left.

Mysterium (Polish Edition)