Asmodee France has announced a new Unlock game based in the Star Wars universe.
According to French board game website TricTrac, Unlock! Star Wars will include adventures set during the original trilogy of films, as well as overlapping with prequel movie Rogue One – with the red-tinged world seen in the artwork said to be the desert moon of Jedha, which plays a prominent role in the film set just before Episode IV: A New Hope.
Each scenario is said to feature an original story outside of the films’ main events based on different factions in the Star Wars universe: the Rebel Alliance, Empire and smugglers. The three adventures are said to be slightly easier than other Unlock! scenarios, varying between easy and medium difficulty.
Last weekend was the UK Games Expo at the NEC in Birmingham. Since we came back, I’ve been asked a lot about the hot games of the show. So here is a quick look at our bestsellers:
KeyForge: Call of the Archons – Decks & Starter Sets
Doppelt so clever (English Edition)
Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal
Century – A New World
Star Wars: Outer Rim
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
Chronicles of Crime
The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches
Not surprisingly the hottest games were the ones that got released at the show and haven’t been available before like the new KeyForge set or Foothills. Wingspan also flew from the shelves and Wolfgang Warsch dominated the Top 10 with his latest four games.
For tomorrow we are expecting the new expansion Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales. The payment requests for pre-orders have been sent out yesterday, if you haven’t received it, please check your spam folders.
Eric Martin (BGG News) talked to Space Cowboys at the Nuremberg Toy Fair and the most interesting news they had for him was about the reboot of TIME Stories in Q3/Q4 of 2019:
First, no base game will exist for what’s been re-dubbed TIME Stories Revolution. Each scenario will be a standalone item that can be played in any order relative to other titles in the “blue cycle”. Says Doucet, instead of starting each scenario in the time agents’ base with Bob scowling and sniping at you while giving you an info dump, you’ll jump straight into the scenario. While the “white cycle” tended to focus on items — as indicated by the cover of each scenario in it — the “blue cycle” will focus on characters, and the covers of these scenarios, such as that of TIME Stories Revolution: A Midsummer Night at right, will reflect that.
We have done a bit of research today to look which games will be available before Christmas. So far we have no new details about pre-Christmas releases, but we unfortunately found a few games that definitely won’t make it before Christmas:
Aeon’s End Legacy
Unlock! Exotic Adventures
Dinosaur Island Expansion
All these games are now pushed back to January.
We also got an update regarding the Gloomhaven reprint and it doesn’t sound good: it also has been moved back (again) and now will arrive in the UK in January.
I’m very sorry for these constant delays. Hopefully we will have better news soon!
It’s the middle of the week and most of our big deliveries have already arrived. A few of our new releases have already sold out and we are waiting for news about a restock (Black Orchestra, Arkwright, Railways of the World).