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The one about Lookout Games

I just wanted to post about the new releases Lookout Games has planned for 2018 when I read that (like too many other publishers), they have been bought by Asmodee. To be more precise: Asmodee has bought Mayfair Games and with it Lookout Games:

Mayfair Games Inc., a long-standing game publisher based out of Skokie, Illinois, is withdrawing from games publishing and have entered into an agreement with Asmodee to assume all their current IP. “Mayfair Games has a 36-year history for publishing great games,” said Larry Roznai, President of Mayfair Games. “In Asmodee we have found a partner who will provide a platform for the continuation of our best games.”

And more:

Asmodee Group, a leading international games publisher and distributor, is pleased to announce today the acquisition of German based board and card game publisher Lookout GmbH.

Founded in 2000 by Hanno Girke, Lookout GmbH are well known for series such as the cult classic Agricola, a Euro style board game created by the celebrated designer Uwe Rosenberg, which launched in 2007 and Caverna, an update and new take on the former, that went on to garner critical acclaim.

(Source: BGG News)

What does this mean for retailers and customers: distribution of English editions of Lookout Games will be concentrated on distributors that are part of the Asmodee family which means less choice for us retailers and more dependency on a few selected suppliers but hopefully also a better availability of the English editions which at the moment are quite hard to get in the UK.

But it should also mean that with the backing of Asmodee Lookout should be able to keep publishing great games and hopefully more of them.

Five new titles for 2018 have already been announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair:

  • Patchwork Express
  • Second Isle of Skye expansion
  • Little Songbird
  • Neom
  • Caverna: Lost Peoples

More details and short videos for each of these titles are available on BGG News.

Restocks and new arrivals (14/02/18)

A busy start to the week with three large deliveries. Included were some interesting restocks:

But this is not all, we also received 12 new games/expansions:

Tomorrow is the release of Fields Of Arle: Tea & Trade (nearly sold out to pre-orders) and Star Trek Frontiers: Return of the Khan will be available from Friday.

New arrivals and some restocks

The first week after our summer break is done: All pre-orders are now shipped, we have caught up with all our emails and now everything is back to normal.

Today we have received the first deliveries of the week with two new games and some interesting restocks.

New in stock are

Restocks are:

New arrivals and restocks (20/07/17)

It has been a very busy week with lots of deliveries and new arrivals. So without further ado the list games that have arrived:

Terraforming Mars, Clank, Barenpark and Caverna: Cave vs. Cave are the restocks we have received on Tuesday and Wednesday. And that is not all: for next week we are expecting Captain Sonar, Magic Maze and Great Western Trail back.

New arrivals are:

News round-up

Here is a quick round-up of the most interesting news of the last few days:

  • The English edition of The Voyages of Marco Polo will finally get a reprint and also an expansion. Both are expected for October/November. (Source)
  • Caverna: Cave vs Cave, the two player version of Caverna, is expected for June. (Source)
  • And staying with Caverna: in the first half 2018 the game will get an expansion (Source)
  • Brass from Martin Wallace is coming back in two different editions: Brass Lancashire and Brass Birmingham. (Source)
  • Mayfair Game has published a solo scenario for The Colonists. (Link)


Bärenpark is here

An early arrival: Bärenpark, the new game from Lookout Games, has arrived.

Bärenpark takes you into the world of bears, challenging you to build your own bear park. Would you like another polar bear enclosure or rather a koala* house? The park visitors are sure to get hungry on their tour through the park, so build them places to eat! Whatever your choices are, make sure you get the next building permit and use your land wisely! (* No, koalas aren’t bears but they’re so cute, we couldn’t leave them out of this game!)

Spiel des Jahres 2016

Today was the Award Ceremony for the Spiel des Jahres 2016.

The winner of the Spiel des Jahres (the more family friendly award) is Codenames from CGE:

In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.


The winner of the Kennerspiel des Jahres (the award for the more complex gamers games) is surprisingly Isle of Skye from Lookout Games:

In the tile-laying game Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King, 2-5 players are chieftains of famous clans and want to build their little kingdoms to score as many points as possible — but in each game only four of the sixteen scoring cards will be scored.

Link: Spiel des Jahres-Website

New Pre-Orders online

In the last days we have added quite a few interesting new pre-orders to the online shop.  Available to pre-order from now on are:

  • Costa Rica (new Lookout/Mayfair Games game – release: late July)
  • Cry Havoc (interesting looking strategy game from Portal / release: August)
  • Bios: Genesis (Essen release 2016 from Sierra Madre Games / release: late October)
  • Pax Pamir: Khyber Knives (first expansion for Pax Pamir / release: late October)
  • Pax Renaissance (the third game of the Pax series / release: late October)
  • Scythe (the newest hit from Stonemaier Games / release: September/October)
  • Escape from Colditz (the 75th Anniversary edition from Osprey Games / release: late October)

Scythe CryHavoc