The Essen section of our website has been online for a few weeks now, but just in the last few days, I managed to really start looking into the Essen releases for this year. As a result, the Essen preview is growing and includes now 79 games/expansions. New additions are:
As in the last couple of years, we won’t go to Essen to collect games. But the Essen preview shows all the games that will get presented at Essen and which we will be able to get thanks to our network of suppliers. Some of the games have already been released, some are on the way to us and will be available before Essen but most games will get available sometime between the end of the Essen show and Christmas.
But this is not the end: For the beginning of next week,we are expecting a restock of Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, one of our bestsellers at the UK Games Expo and my favourite game at the moment.
And more good news: Early next week we are also receiving a small delivery of Raids, which was a pre-release from iello at the UK Games Expo and won’t be anywhere else in Europe available before August.
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.