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Top 5 January 2020

With the Christmas chaos now more than a month behind us, it is time to get back to normal and take a look back at last month’s Top 5 in Sales and Pre-orders.

Top 5 in Sales:

Top Seller two months in a row
  1. Maracaibo
  2. A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians (German Edition)
  3. Watergate
  4. Robin of Locksley
  5. Wingspan (incl. Swift Start)

No big surprises here: Maracaibo is our Bestseller from the day we received the first delivery and it is still going strong. The Norwegians was a surprise restock and sold over 20 copies in a couple of days. Watergate is another steady seller and with Robin of Locksley (a Uwe Rosenberg design) the second two-player-game in the Top 5. And our Bestseller for 2019, Wingspan, starts the new year in the Top 5 with no signs of interest in the game slowing down.

Top 5 Pre-Orders

The first expansion to 2019’s surprise hit
  1. Underwater Cities: New Discoveries
  2. Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy
  3. Atlantis Rising (2nd Edition)
  4. The Isle of Cats
  5. Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North – Roman Banners

New Discoveries, the first expansion for Underwater Cities, sold out shortly after Essen and now with the reprint getting closer interest is picking up again. Eclipse has still a strong following, so it is no surprise that this new edition (despite the high price tag) is generating interest. Atlantis Rising is the new edition of an older, well-received co-op game. Isle of Cats is another hit from publisher City of Games and Roman Banner is the second expansion for the successful follow up to Imperial Settlers.

A Barrage of new games

Just when our delivery driver thought he had made it to the weekend, we had another big delivery day.

Lots of shiny new games/expansions waiting for a new home…

And this one was full of big hitters:

But it wasn’t all about new releases, we also received restocks of the following games:

The last three ones on the list are perfect stocking fillers: affordable games with a lot going in a small and compact box.

The Aftermath in the Chocolate Factory

New games galore: another ten new games are now in stock. And that’s not all, there is more coming later this week.

Part 1 of the ten new games

But first we have a look at the new games in stock since yesterday:

Part 2 of the 10 games

Later this week we are expecting Barrage, Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo Il Magnifico – The Card Game and the highly anticipated Wingspan: European Expansion.

Wingspan, Keep Exploring Games and other new ARrivals

The last two days have been busy with a few new deliveries arriving. Here is a quick look at what arrived yesterday and today:

Wingspan with the Swift Pack

Wingspan is back in stock. And the new print run now includes the Swift Pack (10 new birds and guides for new players).

Two new games from Keep Exploring Games

From the Netherlands we received two new Essen releases from Keep Exploring Games:

More new games

And today we have seen the arrival/release of the following games:

Wingspan, Dune and a Black Angel

We have updates regarding three hotly anticipated new releases/reprints.

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The 3rd print run of Wingspan has arrived in the UK and will be with us before the end of the week. We aim to send out all payment requests Wednesday afternoon to make sure that we can ship all pre-orders before the weekend.

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The remake of Dune has arrived in the UK as well but is unfortunately stuck at customs. Depending on the cause of the hold up this can get solved fairly quickly but can also take some time. We will post an update as soon as we hear anything new.

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And last but not least: Black Angel, the new game from Pearl Games, will get shipped today from the UK distributor to us and should arrive sometime tomorrow afternoon. We will start sending out the payment requests for pre-orders later today with the aim to ship all pre-orders on Wednesday morning.

Spiel des Jahres Winners 2019

Today the winner of the prestigious Spiels des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres award have been announced.

Spiel des Jahres 2019 is Just One:

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Just One is a cooperative party game in which you play together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be cancelled!

(Source: Publisher description)

And Kennerspiel des Jahres is Wingspan from Stonemaier Games:

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Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games.
You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your aviary. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions).

(Source: Publisher description)

Congratulations to both games and to everyone involved in designing and publishing them!

Link: Spiel des Jahres website