A bit surprising we have just received confirmation that we will get a restock of A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians. It took a while, but now it looks like the English edition will be finally back.
Back from our summer break, we received the new releases of two weeks within two days.
Here are the ten new games/expansions that are now in stock:
You can find them here together with the other new arrivals from August.
This week’s list of new releases is a bit short, but there are still some really interesting new games available from today:
- Call to Adventure
- K’uh Nah
- Summoner’s Isle
- Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (Premium Edition)
We are also expecting more stock of the normal edition of Waterdeep (it sold out to pre-orders) and later in the week we will get Big Monster and Direwild.
December was a busy end to the year despite the disappointment of quite a number of delays. Here is a look at our bestseller and the hot pre-orders:
Top 5 Sales
1) KeyForge: Call of the Archons (Starter Set and Decks)
2) Crown of Emara
3) The Fox in the Forest
4) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
5) Arboretum (2018 Edition)
KeyForge was by far our bestseller in December and it was great to get a restock of the Starter Sets in a couple of weeks before Christmas. Crown of Emara has slowly picked up steam since Essen. The first few weeks after Essen nobody seemed to care about it, but now with more and more people talking about it the orders started coming in on a regular basis. The Fox in the Forest and Arboretum are both perfect Christmas games: they look great, don’t cost the world and have family-friendly themes. The English edition of Quacks appeared out of nowhere but was a hit from day one.
Top 5 Pre-Orders
1) Underwater Cities
2) Men At Work
3) A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians
4) New Frontiers
5) Bad Bones
Pre-orders are always a bit slower in the time before Christmas because everybody is hunting Christmas presents and is more looking for games that are in stock. So the pre-order for the Underwater Cities reprint had an easy time to get to the top of our pre-order leaderboard. Men at Work was one of the games that didn’t make it before Christmas, so these orders were originally meant for Christmas. The Feast for Odin expansion is very popular since the Essen board game show and New Frontiers got a late boost by the first Youtube videos appearing online during the Christmas holidays. Bad Bones is a small surprise because this new game from the Magic Maze publisher Sit Down! got a bit buried in the avalanche of new announcements before and after Essen.
Pandemic: The Fall of Rome is the latest games based on the classic Pandemic co-op system. Designed by Matt Leacock and Paolo Mori it lets players take on one of seven roles in old Rome and try to save the Roman empire from invading Barbarians.
Z-Man Games has now posted a preview of the seven different roles in the game and also of the battle system that uses the battle dice to decide the outcome of the many battles in the game.
Link: Z-Man Website
Joel from the Devon Dice podcast had the chance to play Pandemic: Fall of Rome. He filmed the demo and has now posted the video which includes the rules explanation, a look at the gameplay and his thoughts about the game.
Z-Man Games has announced the first expansion for A Feast for Odin:
The Norwegians offers new ways for players to guide their tribes to victory, including three double-sided action boards customized for different numbers of players that add a fifth column of action spaces for players to choose. 95 new goods tiles feature new animals, new types of food, and new equipment for the Vikings, who can now hunt elk, purchase horses, or craft weapons and armor, while the double-sided “artisan sheds” give players new ways to produce goods. Rounding out the expansion are eight double-sided exploration boards depicting distant cities like Cork, Limerick, and the Isle of Skye, which players can visit or raid.
A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians should be available before the end of the year and is available for pre-order.
2018 is the 10th Anniversary of Pandemic, the classic co-operative game designed by Matt Leacock. Z-Man Games will celebrate the anniversary by releasing a special Anniversary edition of the game.
But this is not the only Pandemic that will get released this year: Z-Man has just announced Pandemic: Fall of Rome (designers: Matt Leacock & Paolo Mori (Ethnos)) for the end of the year.
Pandemic: Fall of Rome follows the proud tradition of the award-winning Pandemic, transforming the signature cooperative crisis management gameplay from disease control to the defense of one of the greatest civilizations in history! Instead of diseases, players face off against the migration of aggressive barbarian tribes. They must defend their cities long enough to forge alliances with the invading hordes, and in doing so save the Empire from certain doom.
As soon as we know more about the UK release, we will start taking pre-orders.
Link: Z-Man games announcement
Three new games have been released today:
This week’s new releases have been confirmed and are now available to order online.
For tomorrow we are expecting:
- Dokmus: Return of Erefel
- Dragonfire: Adventures – Sea of Swords
- Outpost: Amazon
- Raiders Of The Deep: U-Boats Of The Great War, 1914-18
- Roll Player: Monsters & Minions
Thursday is the release day for:
And tomorrow we are also expecting the reprint of Flamme Rouge.