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New Kosmos releases for later in 2020

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German publisher Kosmos has a large list of games coming in the latter part of 2020. Quite a few are German editions of English titles, but there are three highlights we can hopefully expect to see in the UK as well.

Anno 1800 Cover

In Anno 1800, you continuously build up your own industry to develop your home island.

Ship fleets allow for lively trade and the development of new islands in the Old and New World. You have to fulfill the wishes of your own population. While the inhabitants are initially satisfied with bread and clothing, they soon demand valuable luxury goods. You must plan production chains sensibly and keep an eye on the specialization of your population. The goal: A wise distribution of farmers, workers, craftsmen, engineers, and investors — but the competition never sleeps and can snatch the new achievements from under your nose at any time! Who can create the most prosperous island?

(Source: BGG News)

Anno 1800 has been designed by well-known designer Martin Wallace.

The next interesting game is Switch & Signal from David Thompson (War Chest and Undaunted):

Switch & Signal board game cover

Who is best to keep track of things? There is an incredible amount of traffic on the rails! It’s pretty relaxed at first, but the more trains that are put on the game board, the tighter it gets. Has the course been set correctly? Is the train really on the right route? Is the signal green?

The railways run at different speeds in Switch & Signal, so players have to coordinate well to transport goods to their destination without wasting time. The journey goes across Europe, North America, and Canada. Thanks to simple rules, the game can start right away. Time is running out…

(Source: BGG News)

The last of the three games is from Paolo Mori and the first Roll & Write game from Kosmos:

The first Roll & Write from Kosmos

For every season — spring, summer, autumn, and winter — there is a themed game sheet with different rules. The numbers on the dice reveal the side lengths of the area marked on the game sheet. In this area, a forest symbol is selected that is included in the scoring. Whoever collects the most points wins.

(Source: BGG News)

So far I don’t have any details about the English editions of these games and their UK release. As soon as I know more, I will post an update.