Another week and another big delivery: we have six new games/expansions in stock and Dune is finally back in stock.
The six new expansions/games are:
Nine new games/expansion have arrived so far this week.
Here is a closer look at all of them:
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.
And tomorrow is the release day for Ticket to Ride: London, the first T2R game with buses.
Another Friday, another update what game we are expecting next week. Confirmed arrivals are:
Not 100% confirmed yet is Queendomino, hopefully, we will hear more from the UK distributor (also about Photosynthesis) on Monday.
And there are also a few restocks coming in: Istanbul – The Dice Game, Merlin, Azul and all the Exit games.
Only two more weeks until Essen, time to ramp up the preparations for the busiest time of the year. A useful instrument to get a feeling for the interest in the new games presented at Essen are Youtube videos about the most anticipated games of the board game show.
I watched a few during the last couple of days and made notes which games where mentioned. The result is an aggregated Top 5 which in most parts is not very surprising:
1) Charterstone: The only game that was mentioned in every video. But not everybody is convinced that the game will work, but the combination of Legacy game and Eurogame has too much lure.
2) Nusford: After last years A Feast for Odin there are high hopes for another special Rosenberg game.
3) Altiplano: A new bag building game from the team behind Orleans? Count me in and it seems like I’m not the only one.
4) Meeple Circus (the only real surprise in the Top 5, I didn’t hear anything about this games before I started watching the videos, but I can see why people like it: stacking Meeples? What’s not to like?) and Gaia Project (Terra Mystica still has a lot of fans and the promise of a streamlined experience secures this heavyweight a Top 5 spot)
5) Clans of Caledonia (Radho called this game the Terra Mystica killer, so let’s see if Clans or the Gaia Project will be the bigger hit) and Photosynthesis (an abstract game with beautiful artwork and components which got a big boost in popularity after a pre-release at Gencon)
Honorable mentions of games that were mentioned quite often, but didn’t make the cut for the Top 5:
Week 16 is a short one, but there are still a few interesting new games arriving:
And to help get a quick overview of all the new games of this week, we have put together a playlist on Youtube with reviews/previews of the six games:
Another week, another batch of new games incoming:
Today have arrived:
Tomorrow’s releases are:
And on Thursday Elder Sign: Omens of the Deep will get released.