Yesterday and today three new pre-orders for very interesting board games have gone live: Stardew Valley (first time available in the UK), Messina 1347 (one of the hot Essen releases) and Horseless Carriage, the new board game from Splotter Spellen.
The Stardew Valley board game (designed by Eric Barone, Cole Medeiros) is a cooperative game of farming and friendship based on the Stardew Valley video game by Eric Barone. Work together with your fellow farmers to save the Valley from the nefarious JojaMart Corporation! To do this, you’ll need to farm, fish, friend and find all kinds of different resources to fulfil your Grandpa’s Goals and restore the Community Center. Collect all kinds of items, raise animals, and explore the Mine.(Source: Publisher description)
Messina 1347 (designed by Raúl Fernández Aparicio, Vladimír Suchý) takes place during the introduction of the plague epidemic (a.k.a. the “black death”) and the spreading of its infection through town. During this time period, merchant ships delivering luxury goods to Europe brought to these countries an unprecedented epidemic — and one of the first affected cities was Messina, Italy.(Source: Publisher description)
Horseless Carriage (Splotter Spellen / designed by Jeroen Doumen, Joris Wiersinga) is a game about the dawn of the automobile, a time when cars were invented, and no one quite knew yet what this new contraption would look like and what features would be essential. Early cars sometimes used levers or pedals to steer and a wheel to accelerate. Brakes were not always seen as essential, but sometimes an outside spot to take along an onboard mechanic was. This early, super innovative period occurs in the development of many new product categories. Players are cast as aspiring industrialists trying to find out what features the public will value when buying these new, expensive, and utterly unfamiliar horseless carriages.(Source: Publisher description)
Pre-orders for Horseless Carriage will only be open until the 23rd of November, the day we have to place our pre-order with our supplier. Based on the high price, it is very likely that we will only order enough copies to fulfil all pre-orders. So if you are interested in the game, please place a pre-order, I can’t guarantee that we will have any copies left when the game will get released in August 2022.