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First expansion for Quacksalber in stock

Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg: Die Kräuterhexen is the first expansion for the Kennerspiel 2018 Die Quacksalber von Quedlingburg. The expansion is now in stock and pre-orders will get shipped tomorrow morning. We only have the German edition so far, but like with the German base game the expansion is completely playable with the English rules translation available on BGG.

Box Cover

The expansion adds the components for a fifth player, a new herb and new ingredient books to the game. If you would like to learn more about the expansion, here is a video review:

Video review of the first expansion for Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg

top 5 January 2019

January is always a bit of a quieter months for us. Partly because of our break at the beginning of the month and partly because most people tend to take a break from buying new games after the spending spree before Christmas

But we still had a few games that did very well for us, so here is a look at the Top 5 in sales for January 2019:

1) Root
2) Root: Riverfolk Expansion
3) Chronicles of Crime
4) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
5) SpaceCorp: 2025-2300 AD

Only two new games made it into our Top 5, the other three (Root, Chronicles of Crime and Quacks) were restocks of very popular games. The success of the Riverfolk expansion was no surprise, because Root was one of the biggest hits of 2018. And SpaceCorp is the first game from GMT making it into the Top 5.

And here are the Top 5 in Pre-orders:

1) Wingspan
2) Treasure Island
3) Underwater Cities
4) LotR: Journeys in Middle-earth
5) Inis: Isle of Seasons

Wingspan is the next big thing from Stonemaier Games. We had to close our pre-orders, because the first print run is all but sold out. But the good news is that the reprint is already in the works and shouldn’t be too far behind the first print run and is expected to become available in April/May.

New arrivals: Week 6 – 2019

Another week with very interesting new releases (seems to be happening every week). New in stock are:

New releases Week 6 ’19

We have also received a restocks of Teotihuacan City of Gods, Downforce: Danger CircuitThe Quacks of Quedlinburg and Railroad Ink (both editions).

What has arrived this week?

A busy few days are behind us and I have finally a bit of time to post a quick update about what has arrived in the last two days.

First, the restocks – back in stock are:

And the new arrivals:

 

Top 5 December

December was a busy end to the year despite the disappointment of quite a number of delays. Here is a look at our bestseller and the hot pre-orders:

Top 5 Sales

1) KeyForge: Call of the Archons (Starter Set and Decks)
2) Crown of Emara
3) The Fox in the Forest
4) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
5) Arboretum (2018 Edition)

KeyForge was by far our bestseller in December and it was great to get a restock of the Starter Sets in a couple of weeks before Christmas. Crown of Emara has slowly picked up steam since Essen. The first few weeks after Essen nobody seemed to care about it, but now with more and more people talking about it the orders started coming in on a regular basis. The Fox in the Forest and Arboretum are both perfect Christmas games: they look great, don’t cost the world and have family-friendly themes. The English edition of Quacks appeared out of nowhere but was a hit from day one.

Top 5 Pre-Orders

1) Underwater Cities
2) Men At Work
3) A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians
4) New Frontiers
5) Bad Bones

Pre-orders are always a bit slower in the time before Christmas because everybody is hunting Christmas presents and is more looking for games that are in stock. So the pre-order for the Underwater Cities reprint had an easy time to get to the top of our pre-order leaderboard. Men at Work was one of the games that didn’t make it before Christmas, so these orders were originally meant for Christmas. The Feast for Odin expansion is very popular since the Essen board game show and New Frontiers got a late boost by the first Youtube videos appearing online during the Christmas holidays. Bad Bones is a small surprise because this new game from the Magic Maze publisher Sit Down! got a bit buried in the avalanche of new announcements before and after Essen.

Week 42: New releases confirmed

This week’s new releases have now confirmed and arriving this week are:

Sidereal Confluence will also make a comeback, but stock is very limited and already sold out to pre-orders. We are hoping to get more copies in before the end of the month, but have no confirmation for a second delivery yet.

Top 5 August

August is the month of the school holidays, which is normally the time when we sell more family games and smaller games good for taking on a holiday.

This explains the two top games of our Top 5 in sales for August:

1) Ganz schön clever
2) Azul
3) Terraforming Mars: Prelude
4) Downforce: Danger Circuit
5) Skies Above the Reich

In our Top 5 Pre-Orders you can already spot two announced Essen releases. For September I expect the Essen releases to take over the Pre-Order Top 5.

Top 5 Pre-Orders
1) Arboretum (2018 Edition)
2) Teotihuacan City of Gods
3) Terraforming Mars: The Colonies
4) Altiplano: the Traveller
5) Forbidden Sky

Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg are back

One of our bestsellers at the UK Games Expo was Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, the Kennerspiel des Jahres nominated game from Schmidt Spiele. We sold out at the Expo, but now the game is back in stock.

I can only recommend the game, it is a very good push-your-luck bag builder with very high variability in the setup so you should be able to play this a lot without getting bored.

Don’t believe me? Have a look at the new video overview from Boardgamegeek’s W. Eric Martin:

New arrivals (06/06/18)

We are back from the UK Games Expo and the website is up and running again (but with low stock levels which should get back to normal in the next 1-2 weeks).

We have brought a few games back with us from the Expo (or received them while we were at the show):

But these are not all new games we’ve got. This morning the weekly delivery of new UK releases has arrived with a few new games from HABA and other interesting games:

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.