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A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians Update

The good news: The Norwegians expansion has finally arrived in the UK. The bad news: only in very small numbers.

Box cover

So for us, this means that of 24 copies we had pre-ordered with the UK distributor we only will get three copies. This, unfortunately, means that we won’t be able to fulfil most of the pre-orders that have been placed with us.

We have informed all our pre-order customers by email and are very sorry that it has come to this. Because at the moment we don’t know if/when there will be a restock of the English edition, we are looking into ordering the German edition of the expansion which could be here sometime next week (and is with £24.95 also a lot cheaper than the English one).

The only problem: there is some German text on the game boards and some tokens.

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Back of the German box

For comparison here is a screenshot of the English components of the expansion:

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English components

There is also a discussion on BGG about the language independency of the expansion:

To be clear you won’t need to know another language to be able to play it. 

However, the new action board and exploration boards will have text on them. For me personally this means I will be waiting for an English copy. 

It will be up to each individual though to know how important that is to them.

BGG forum

If based on this informations anybody is interested in taking a copy of the German edition instead of the English edition, please let us know. We will place the order in Germany on Friday morning and should have the expansion in stock sometime next week.

Pandemic: Fall of Rome released

Today Pandemic: The Fall of Rome has been released.

Combining the cooperative gameplay of Pandemic with innovative new mechanisms, Pandemic: Fall of Rome takes players back in history to the time of the world’s greatest empire: Rome. A weakened military has left the borders open to invasion from countless tribes such as the Anglo-Saxons, Goths, Vandals, and Huns. As you march through the Roman Empire, you must recruit armies, fortify cities, forge alliances, and face off against the invading hordes in battle.

Top 5 October

Another month has gone, time to have a look at the bestsellers of October.

The Top 5 in Sales are:

  1. Chronicles of Crime
  2. Gizmos
  3. Great Western Trail: Rails to the North (German Edition)
  4. Welcome To ….
  5. Altiplano: the Traveller

Chronicles of Crime is the first Murder Mystery game that uses Virtual Reality to let the players visit the game locations. Gizmos continues the good run of Phil Walker-Harding, who with Gingerbread House has  another new game out at the moment. Great Western Trail: Rails to the North is in the Top 5 for the second month in a row. Altiplano: the Traveller is the first expansion for the bag building game Altiplano.

Top 5 in Pre-Orders:

  1. Root: Riverfolk Expansion
  2. Root
  3. A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians
  4. Reykholt
  5. Key Flow

Root and the Riverfolk expansion have dominated the pre-orders in October. The first edition of Root sold out quickly, but the reprint is supposed to arrive in January/February together with the expansion. A Feast for Odin is a very popular game, so it’s no surprise that the expansion has made it into our Top 5. Reykholt is the new game by Uwe Rosenberg and as all his games, gamers seem to like them all.  Key Flow is a new card driven game based on the Keyflower.

 

New releases and restocks are in

Thanks to the bank holiday a day later than usual, but the new releases and some restocks are in.

Newly available are:

But this is not all, we also received those restocks:

New Pre-Orders available

We have added six new pre-orders to the shop:

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 release day

Today is the release day for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2.

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 is an epic cooperative game for 2 to 4 players. Unlike most other games, this one is working against you. What’s more, some of the actions you take in Pandemic Legacy will carry over to future games. No two worlds will ever be alike!

Like Season 1 there will be two different box designs for Season 2, but the components of the game are the same. This is meant for players who would like to run two different games at the same time.