We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and still, quite a few of the Essen releases haven’t arrived with us. But for this week a few more have been confirmed and it also looks good for next week.
Here are the games/expansions con arrive arrived this week:
It has become very quiet around Lumen Fidei, the next expansion for Time Stories. Originally announced for April there hasn’t been any news about the expansion – until now: Asmodee USA has posted a preview for the expansion.
You know the place that you’ll be sent within the timestream—15th century Spain, near the end of the centuries-long Reconquista wars between Christians and Moors. And you know your objective: to join Michel d’Ailly, the Legate of Pope Martin V, and attend a secret meeting of the Christian militant orders. The gathering has been called to discuss a portentous stone, which we suspect has supernatural importance, especially to our enemies. You must find this stone and bring it back to the T.I.M.E Agency before anyone else is able to seize it.
And according to the upcoming section of the Asmodee website the expansion is on the boat, which normally means that a release is not too far away anymore.
Last weekend I had time to look back at a busy February and check what our Top 5 Games in pre-orders and actual sales have been. Here are the results:
Top 5 Sales
1) Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures
3) Flamme Rouge
5) The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire
The top spot for the new Sherlock game was no surprise: the first game was a big success and everything Space Cowboys are touching at the moment turns into gold (proof is Unlock, the second Space Cowboy game in the Top 5). Inis and Flamme Rogue have finally been available in bigger numbers, so you could actually order them without having a pre-order in place for months. And The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire is one of the positive surprises of the new year and now two months in a row in the Top 5.
Top 5 Pre-Orders
1) First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet
3) Dice Forge
4) Santorini: Golden Fleece
5) Quadropolis: Public Services
First Martians looks great and I can’t wait for it to arrive. I really like games with an app integreation, so this one has been on my wish list for a while. Charterstone sounds like an interesting concept and like Space Cowboys Stonemaier Games can’t do anything wrong at the moment. Not so sure about Dice Forge, the idea sounds good, but is there enough game in the box to go beyond a shiny new concept? And two expansions (Santorini: Golden Fleece & Quadropolis: Public Services) for highly successful games rounding up the pre-order Top 5.