Renegade Game Studios will release a new edition of Arboretum, a card game originally published back in 2015 by Z-Man Games:
Arboretum is a strategy card game for 2-4 players, aged 10 and up, that combines set collection, tile-laying and hand management while playing in about 25 minutes. Players try to have the most points at the end of the game by creating beautiful garden paths for their visitors.
Release date for the new edition is autumn 2018. The rulebook will be unchanged, but the artwork will get an overhaul including support for colourblind players.
Another month is gone, time to have a quick look at the Top 5 in Sales and pre-orders.
Top 5 Sales:
Castell was another hit from Renegade Game Studios and it looks like they can’t do anything wrong at the moment. Civilization was the surprise of the month, because it is still the same old game (but a very good one) without any attempts of a redesign. Dungeon Alliance is another successful Kickstarter hampered at retail by a lack of available stock. Biosphere is a monster of a game (300 dice included), but has earned good feedback at Essen and is now finally available in larger numbers. Meeple Circus is another Essen release that took a while to finally arrive in the UK.
Top 5 Pre-Orders
Arkwright (2nd Edition)
The Sands of Time
Century – Eastern Wonders
Coimbra (German Edition)
Rising 5: Runes of Asteros
The first edition of Arkwright has been a success, so the second edition topping the Pre-orders for March is no surprise. The Sands of Time is the new Spielworxx game, always highly sought after by fans of heavy-weight games. Eastern Wonders is the second game in the Century trilogy, it will be interesting to see what the difference to the first one is and if it will be a similar success for Plan B Games. Coimbra is another Plan B Games and the new Eggertspiele release after their hits Great Western Trail and Heaven & Ale. Unfortunately, so far only available to pre-order in the German Edition. Rising 5: Runes of Asteros is a cooperative deduction game and another game has been delayed for a while now.
Our Easter Break is over, yesterday was our first day back at the office. All the new orders that came in during our break have been processed and shipped and all deliveries have been unpacked and the stock added to the website.
It has been a while since the game has been released at Essen last October, but it finally has made its way to the UK: Hunt for the Ring from Ares Games has arrived today.
Also available from today is Explorers of the North Sea, the last game of the North Sea sage. And for everyone who has played Raiders of the North Sea a lot of time and looks for new things to do we have Hall of Heroes and Fields of Fame, the first two expansions for Raiders of the North Sea. And if you own all three games of the saga and you have too much time on your hands you can try the Runesaga expansion, which combines all three games into one big campaign.