Tag Archives: Sit Down!

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.

Penny Paper Series Review

Sit Down! has released a set of three small games called Penny Papers Adventures. They are roll-and-write games, a very popular genre at the moment.

Penny Papers Adventures is a series of small strategy games in which all of the players use the same result of three dice to explore a location more thoroughly than their opponents by writing numbers in their grid in an optimal way to make the most victory points out of it. Challenge your ability to manage space, and wisely use the special effects of the dice. Oh, and don’t miss an opportunity to mess up your opponents’ grids when dangers appear! The number of players is unlimited as everyone plays at the same time!

Dale Yu from the Opinionated Gamers has published a review of the series and also gives a good overview of the difference between the three games, which similar to the Exit games have different complexity levels.

Link: Penny Papers Review

New releases and restocks are in

Thanks to the bank holiday a day later than usual, but the new releases and some restocks are in.

Newly available are:

But this is not all, we also received those restocks:

New releases for week 19

This week’s new releases have been confirmed and are now available to order online.

For tomorrow we are expecting:

Thursday is the release day for:

And tomorrow we are also expecting the reprint of Flamme Rouge.

 

May Top 5

In the run up to the UK Games Expo May was a quieter month. But we still had a few interesting games to sell and we also added new pre-orders. Here are the Top 5 of May:

Top 5 Pre-Order
1. Caverna – Cave vs. Cave
2. Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island (Reprint)
3. Charterstone
4. Dark Souls: The Board Game
5. Cthulhu Wars

Top 5 Sales:
1. Magic Maze
2. Ethnos
3. In the Year of the Dragon: 10th Anniversary
4. Sagrada
5. Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary