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Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North incoming

Empires of the North is the newest stand-alone game in the Imperial Settlers universe.

Box Cover

Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North is a new, standalone card game in the established Imperial Settlers universe, with players heading to the far north where three different factions live: Scotsmen, Inuits, and Vikings. Take on the role of leader, and make your faction into the best empire in the world!
Choosing the faction is only the first step, though, as each faction can be played using one of the two separate and unique decks. Yes, in the base game, players will find six pre-constructed decks ready to use straight out of the box. Each one offers a completely different gameplay style!
Develop your economy, deflect your opponent, and fight for dominance in the north. Learn new mechanisms, and experience a unique style of Imperial Settlers. Will you be able to create the most successful civilization in Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North?

(Source: Publisher description)

The game has arrived at the UK distributor and will hopefully arrive tomorrow at our shop.

If you would like to know how the game plays, here is the – as ever – brilliant How to play video from Watch It Played:

New Arrivals (03/07/19)

Nine new games/expansion have arrived so far this week.

Here is a closer look at all of them:

New games and expansions

As you can see on the photo Gloom of Kilforth is finally back in stock, just in time for the release of the first expansion.

Box cover

And tomorrow is the release day for Ticket to Ride: London, the first T2R game with buses.

Lots of new games and Die Tavernen are back

Another busy week in regards to new releases: 11 new games/expansions have arrived today. Here a quick look at all the new items:

Lots of shiny new games…

The three Undo games (best described as Time Stories meets EXIT) were our hottest games at the UK Games Expo and are now available for everyone who missed out at the show. Sorcerer is my favourite card game at the moment: I played it at the UK Games Expo and managed to buy one of the demo copies from White Wizard Games. Have a closer look at it if you like Mage Wars!

And not to forget: Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal is finally back in stock after we received lots of requests in the week after the UK Games Expo.

Portal Games announces plans for 2019

Last weekend Portal Games held their PortalCon and used the event to announces their plans for 2019.

Here is the list of new releases they announced during the keynote:

▪ Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North
▪ Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write
▪ Imperial Settlers: Big Box
▪ Prêt-à-porter
▪ Monolith Arena: Academics
▪ Neuroshima HEX! 3.0: Sand Runners
▪ Stronghold: Undead 2ed.
▪ Detective: L.A. Crimes
▪ Detective: Alexa edition
▪ Detective Signature Serie

Out of these titles, the Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write and the Alexa edition of Detective caught my eye. Hopefully, we will soon hear more about these games.

Link: Tabletop Gaming News

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game has arrived

And the new games keep on coming: Today we have received the first half of our Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game order (more coming in next week).

In Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game you are going to solve FIVE different cases and find out what connects them, you are going to BREAK THE 4th WALL by using every resource you can, you are going to browse the game’s DEDICATED DATABASE simulating agency’s resources, you will enter a city maze of old mysteries and fresh CRIME, and you will be able to COOPERATE with other agents or solve the mystery on your own.

 

This week’s new games (22/03/18)

Today the last of this week’s new releases have arrived. In total we have received seven new games and two new expansions:

Incoming new items confirmed

Despite the snow, the rest of the week (today we are closed) should be business as usual. This means that we will get a few new games and expansions and this week’s crop has just been confirmed.

Expected to be available from Wednesday are:

Sonar is a family-friendly edition of Captain Sonar for 2-4 players. If you are wondering what the differences to Captain Sonar are, here is a short video review:

On Thursday two more games will get released:

News summary (02/02/18)

It is the week of the Toy Fair in Nuremberg, an important trade show for the board game industry. Most of the bigger publishers are at the show and using it to present their plans for the rest of the year. So in the next few days, we will see lots of exciting new announcements.

Here is a quick overview of the ones we have already found:

  • Eggertspiele will release the first expansion for Great Western Trail – Link
  • Also from Eggertspiele in 2018: Coimbra – Link
  • Thames Kosmos has 9 new titles in the works – Link
  • Portal will release two new games and lots of expansions – Link
  • Gamewright has announced Forbidden Sky, a new game in the Forbidden series – Link

All of these games have just been announced, once we know the details of the UK release we will offer them for pre-orders on our website.