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Wingspan and Quacks expansion

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

Wingspan box

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.

The Herb Witches cover

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:

Week 42: New releases confirmed

This week’s new releases have now confirmed and arriving this week are:

Sidereal Confluence will also make a comeback, but stock is very limited and already sold out to pre-orders. We are hoping to get more copies in before the end of the month, but have no confirmation for a second delivery yet.

Stonemaier Games announces new Between Two game

Stonemaier Games has announced Between Two Castle of Mad King Ludwig, a mash-up of two quite successful games.

The king demands a castle! You are a world-renowned master builder who has been asked by the Mad King Ludwig to help design his castles. Projects of such significance require the expertise of more than one person, so for each assignment you are paired with another master builder to execute your grandiose plans. Will your planning and partnership skills be enough to design the most impressive castles in the world?

Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig is a competitive tile-drafting game in which each tile is a room in a castle. You work together with the player on your left to design one castle, and with the player on your right on another castle. On each turn you select two tiles from your hand, reveal them, then work with your partners to place them.

Release date for the game is mid- to late October, with the game getting presented at Essen by Bezier Games.

We will put it up for pre-orders as soon as we have the details for the UK release.

Link: Stonemaier announcement

Delivery Tuesday

As always Tuesday is the day when we get the week’s new releases delivered.

This week it have been only three so far:

Later in the week, we are also expecting Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Tyrants of Lothal and Taj Mahal (2018).

But more interesting than the new releases are the restocks:

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