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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

UK Games Expo Bestsellers

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:

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  1. KeyForge: Call of the Archons – Decks & Starter Sets
  2. Wingspan
  3. Foothills
  4. Doppelt so clever (English Edition)
  5. Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal
  6. Century – A New World
  7. Star Wars: Outer Rim
  8. The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  9. Chronicles of Crime
  10. The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches
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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.

Top 5 April

Another month has gone, time to take a look at the Top 5 of April 2019.

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Top 5 Sales:

1) The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
2) The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches
3) Chronicles of Crime: Noir
4) Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (Premium Edition)
5) Armageddon War

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Top 5 Pre-orders

1) Bunny Kingdom: In the Sky
2) Tiny Towns
3) Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss
4) Museum
5) KeyForge: Age of Ascension – Starter Set

Wingspan and Quacks expansion

Friday will see the highly anticipated release of Wingspan, the bird collectors game from Stonemaier Games.

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The first delivery of the game is sold out to pre-orders and with the first print run sold out at the publisher it is also not very likely that we will get a restock in any time soon. But the good news is that the reprint is already in the works and should be available late May/early June. We are now accepting pre-orders for the second print run and all pre-orders we have received until Monday morning (9am) are secure, pre-orders at a later date are depended on the stock allocation once the game has arrived in the UK.

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Last Friday saw the surprise release of The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches, the first expansion for The Quacks of Quedlinburg. The first delivery quickly sold out, but we have good news: More stock is coming in before the weekend. We will post an update as soon as it has arrived.

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.

News tidbits

I finally had a bit spare time to check the latest board game news and found these interesting tidbits/announcements:

  • Floodgate Games announces three new expansions for Sagrada (link)
  • Stonemaier Games is teasing their new game Wingspan (apparently great for players who like Terraforming Mars and Gizmos) in the Wingspan Facebook group (link). The official announcement will follow on the 2nd January.
  • IDW is working on a Metal Gear Solid board game. The designer is Emerson Matsuuchi, who has experience with stealth games thanks to his work on Specter Ops. (link)
  • Direwolf has posted a short trailer for Clank! Legacy. The release date is Fall 2019.

Week 48: What has happened?

Last week was crazy busy, so not much time for updates here in the blog. But now with the weekend in sight there is time for a look back what has happened/arrived this week.

New arrivals this week included: