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New Pre-oRDers Added (17/09/19)

I was a bit behind in regards to adding new pre-orders to the website, but I’ve started to catch up. Today I’ve added 8 new games to our pre-order section.

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Available to pre-order are:

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Six new releases and more Star Realms

A busy week continued today:  a big delivery arrived including six new games/expansions and more goodies for fans of Star Realms.

New in stock are:

And a whole lot of new stuff for Star Realms:

Essen 2018: most anticipated games

The biggest source of information in preparation for the onslaught of new games coming in after the end of the Essen show is always the superb Essen preview list on BGG.

But another way of trying to find out what the hot games after Essen could be (and with the number of games coming out we have to be selective), is to have a look/listen and some videos/podcasts talking about their most anticipated games for Essen. It worked quite well for me last year, so I did it again this year. I’ve watched a total of 13 videos on Youtube and made notes about the games that are being mentioned. Sorted by the number of times a game got mentioned, here is my totally non-scientific Top 20 of the most anticipated games for Essen 2019 (in case of a tie, I used the thumbs up on the Essen preview list as a tie-breaker):

  1. Teotihuacan: City of Gods (English edition)
  2. Futuropia
  3. Reykholt
  4. Forum Trajanum
  5. Azul: Stained Glas
  6. Holding On
  7. Gingerbread House
  8. Gugong
  9. The River
  10. Blackout
  11. Underwater Cities
  12. Treasure Island
  13. Coimbra
  14. Dice Hospital
  15. Key Flow
  16. Blue Lagoon
  17. Alone
  18. Arraial
  19. Shadows in Amsterdam
  20. Camel Up (2nd Edition)

Here is the playlist with all 13 videos:

Most of the games in the Top 20 are no surprise because they are the “common ground” between all those videos I’ve watched. But watching all these videos it was interesting to see that the common ground seems to be smaller this year (= a lot of the Top lists included games only mentioned once or twice in the videos) compared to the last two years which indicates for me that we are looking at a good Essen year with a wide selection of interesting games. As always with Essen the trick is to find the games that have staying power beyond the initial hype about nice looking components, interesting themes and a well-known designer (these seem to be the most often used criteria to select games of interest in the preparation for Essen).

Last year’s Top 5 of the podcast summary list was Charterstone, Nusfjord, Altiplano, Meeple Circus and Clans of Caledonia. All five turned out to be really good to solid games and also did quite well in regards to sales (besides Charterstone which for some reasons didn’t do very well).

Let’s see how this year’s games will perform…

 

New Dice Forge and Flamme Rouge expansions

Two interesting new expansions are in the works at the moment:

Libellud has confirmed that they are working on an expansion for Dice Forge, but not much else is known at the moment. Hopefully, we will get more details in the next few weeks.

And Paul Grogan (Gaming Rules!) is working on the English translation of the rulebook for the new Flamme Rouge expansion Meteo (adds weather effects to the game). If you would like to take a sneak peek at the rules, here you go:

New in stock: Dice Forge & Kronia

We have two new games in stock from today:

Dice Forge (Libellud)

Dice Forge is a development game featuring innovative mechanics based on dice with removable faces. In this dice crafting game, players build their own dice. Roll your dice, manage your resources, complete ordeals before your opponents and explore multiple winning strategies.

Now you control the luck of the dice!

Kronia (Cool Mini Or Not)

In Kronia, favor tokens are placed in three different temples, then players will make secret offers to these temples over the course of twelve rounds. Everyone starts with the same offer cards, so they must anticipate which Gods other players want to please. Deciding when to spend the more appealing offers and when to hold off can be the difference. In the end, the player with the most points from their favor tokens will be chosen to lead the nation into the future.

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)