2014-12-31Happy New Year 2015 with CGE Calendar
The end of the year is close, and it was a great year for us, filled with a lot of firsts. A first Kickstarter, a first board game digital adaptation, and a first board game using a smart phone. All we can say that it was another fun year filled with trucking, playing and creating. Thanks for being a part of that.
We also created our first calendar for us, our partners and our friends. Then we realized that the calendar is actually really nice and there might also be a couple of people among our fans who would like to have it as well. So, if this includes you, feel free to download the print data.
2014-12-24Galaxy Trucker is now available for iPhone and Android
We are happy to announce that Galaxy Trucker, the award-winning board game by Vlaada Chvátil, is now also available for Android devices and iPhone!
Players can build spaceships, dodge meteors, race for valuable loot and fight off bad guys, all in a quest to be the trucker with the most cosmic credits at the end of the game.
Rules for Alchemists are available for download.
Rules for Task-Kalar: Everfrost are available for download.
Announcing new games for Essen 2014.
2014-11-18Alchemists language variations
Our fans who visited Essen already know that Alchemists are being published in German and English language. But the rest of you, who couldn't be there with us, might be wondering if you should get the Alchemists as soon as you see it in store or you should wait for your language to get a chance. We're happy to say that most of our previous partners have shown interest in publishing the game in their language. For now, we can confirm that Alchemists will be available in many languages.
We are also discussing the possibility to publish the game in even more languages. We will let you know as soon as we have more info on that.
2014-11-15The games are on their way...
Not that we are keeping score, but the #1 question of the past few weeks has definitely been "When can I get my hands on Alchemists?" :)
We have good news for you. This week, a container with Alchemists and Dungeon Lords Kickstarter edition left our warehouse and is heading to North America. If there are no pirates on the way, the ship with our games should arrive on Dec 8th.
To those of you in the EU - you will be able to get your hands on Alchemists even sooner. We're trying to get the games to you within a few weeks.
So clear out your shelves, our new releases are coming!
2014-11-06Alchemists app download links
We hope that you've already managed to try at least half of all the new Essen games that you brought home with you :) Among which might also be Alchemists - our new game that uses a mobile app to help you mix potions in your lab. The app is now available not just for iOS and Android, but also for Windows devices. Here are the links: iTunes / Google Play / Microsoft store.
If, for whatever reason, you don't want to use the mobile app, you can still use the web-based version or play with one player acting as the game master.
2014-10-23Alchemists: +/− counters
To our fellow Alchemists, the mighty academics who attended Spiel 14 in Essen:
We would like to address the issue that some of you have already noticed about our new game Alchemists. We are glad that the game got so much attention and was very popular, but we know that not everything is yet as great as it could be (and should be).
The +/- tokens that you place into the base screen to mark your potions are not the perfect size, although the game is still perfectly playable without it. Please see the picture below, which shows that you can put the tokens into the triangle quite well. We've tried it ourselves, and they shouldn't fall out of the screen, which is probably your main concern.
However, we are already having new, smaller tokens printed for you and we will be sending it out to you directly from the printer's.
2014-10-23Final thoughts from Essen
Hey Essen attendees, board gamers and fans!
Essen is over and we are all safely back and ready to roll again. Before the dust settles, let us say a few words about this year's Spiel fair.
The first is definitely a big Thank you! What we experienced this year in Essen was beyond anything we could have imagined. We had a lot of faith in this year's main title, Alchemists, and we brought more copies to Essen than any other year, but still - they were sold out by the second day of the show! At the end of the show, almost all our titles were sold out, and this demand both surprised and pleased us. We put a lot of care into our games, and it is sooo nice to see you gamers appreciate that!
So thank you for being there with us and making this Essen a huge success.
2014-10-07Galaxy Trucker is now on iPad
Galaxy Trucker, the award-winning board game by Vlaada Chvátil, has finally landed on your iPad! Build space ships, dodge meteors, and fight off bad guys, all in a quest to be the trucker with the most cosmic credits at the end of the game.
This digital version can be played with up to three other players, either online or on one shared iPad. A turn-based building system designed especially for this app allows pass-and-play or asynchronous online play. You can also play real-time games online using the traditional building method of grabbing stuff and attaching it to your ship as fast as you can.
The App is available in iTunes for a discounted price of $4.99 until October 12th.
For more info, pics, video and goodies please visit galaxytrucker.com.
2014-09-24The Tash-Kalar Changes Revealed!
We already announced that the new edition is ready for release at Spiel 2014 in Essen. Now, we would like to share some more details with you, and show you the upgraded graphics.
This Tash-Kalar edition will have higher-quality cardboard, upgraded graphic design of all the cardboard components and both the task and flare cards. We are also preparing an upgrade pack for those who already own Tash-Kalar, so you can have your Tash-Kalar all shiny and new :). This upgrade pack will be available in Essen, as well as the new edition of the base game and the Everfrost expansion.
First, let's have a look at the game board - the Arena itself. We added more of a 3D feeling to the arena and redesigned the board to add more details.
2014-10-13Essen Releases Available in German + Bonus Artifact
Hey everyone, and especially people attending Spiel 2014!
We will have both Alchemists and the new Tash-Kalar Everfrost expansion in German language there too. We were not sure until the last moment, but happily, we made it!
Also, please don't forget to stop by our booth 1-D140 for some goodies. We have an exclusive bonus card for Alchemists prepared - an extra artifact.
And now, let's head to Germany :) Hope to see you there!
2014-09-20Essen SPIEL 2014 Pre-orders
Dear board gamers!
As Spiel 2014 in Essen is getting nearer and nearer, your inquiries about our new games are more and more frequent :) We are happy about that, and therefore we've prepared for you a pre-order form, so you can ensure that you will be among the first people to get our games.
To pre-order, please complete the form. You can pick up any pre-ordered games in Essen before noon on Saturday at our booth: Hall 1, number 140. But if you are there on Thursday or Friday, please try and pick them up as soon as you can. After noon on Saturday, we cannot guarantee that the games will still be there!
2014-09-18Announcing new games for Essen 2014
As Essen 2014 is very near, you might be interested in what's new from CGE for this year's SPIEL. We have one brand new game, one expansion, one anniversary edition, one upgraded game, and our first CGE digital app - all ready for you this year! You can find us at Hall 1, Booth D 140.
In Alchemists, you find yourselves in the role of a young aspiring academic trying do uncover the secrets of their work. In the new Tash-Kalar expansion deck, Everfrost, you will rule the beings of the frozen world, and if you get too cold, you can always stop by at the Imp's party, celebrating the 5th year of Dungeon Lords. And if you are looking to earn some money along the way, try the career of a space trucker in the new Galaxy Trucker app (to be released in late September)!
2014-09-12Announcing Alchemists - a new CGE game for Essen 2014!
We are happy to officially announce our new and intriguing game - Alchemists by Slovak game designer (and our dear colleague from our digital development team) Matúš Kotry.
In Alchemists, 2-4 players compete to discover the secrets of their mystical art. Mix magical ingredients into potions and drink them to determine their effects - or play it safe and test the concoction on a helpful assistant! Points can be earned in various ways, but most are earned by publishing theories - correct theories, that is - and therein lies the problem.
2014-09-08Our English games distribution will now be handled by ourselves!
We at Czech Games Edition are pleased to announce that we will now be handling our own distribution for most English-language editions of our board games. Titles that were distributed through Rio Grande Games and Z-Man Games will now be distributed under the CGE logo. We'd like to thank Rio Grande and Z-Man for helping our small, indie company grow so much over the last seven years.
2014-09-04Everfrost - new Tash-Kalar expansion deck
We are happy to announce that we plan on releasing a new Tash-Kalar expansion deck named Everfrost in Essen 2014!
The new Everfrost deck contains new powerful beings that live in the frozen lands of never-ending winter, on snow plains, cold mountains or in palaces of ice.
2014-06-24Dungeon Lords on Kickstarter
We are happy to announce that today (June 24th) we will go live on Kickstarter with Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary. That's right! Dungeon Lords, a game by Vlaada Chvátil, is 5 years old this year. To celebrate, we could have just made an imp-shaped cake, but we wanted to go a little bit further!
Dear board gamers,
Today we have an announcement that we believe many of you have been waiting for. You might have heard that we have been developing a digital adaptation of Galaxy Trucker for quite some time now. Some of you have asked us when it will be released and why it is taking so long. Today we want to answer both those questions.
Like last year, we have 2 opposite booths (1-D-138 and 1-D-140) where we will explain, demo, and sell our games.
But this year we're going to have 1 more booth (1-A-104) where we're going to have our digital division. You will be able to try the digital versions of both Galaxy Trucker and another of our very popular board games that we're currently working on.
Moreover, we'll have a special board-gaming edition of Rubik's Futuro Cube that you can try and buy at the booth. We only have a limited supply of these, so we recommend you reserve a copy of the Cube.
2013-09-27Preorders for Essen 2013
If you plan on attending “Spiel 2013″ in Essen, and you want to be sure you get your copy of our games, you can preorder them. You can pick up any preordered games in Essen on Thursday Oct 25th or at Friday Oct 26th at our booth: Hall 1, number 140.
2013-08-29Announcing new games for Essen 2013
We are sure that you are looking forward to Spiel ’13 and so like previous years we have prepared for you the preview of new games and extensions for this season. You can join us into the combat arena of fallen heroes with Vlaada’s new game Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends, or tame various creatures in the forbidden area in Imp town, or be kicked out of your precious work, or to sit among old mythical Maya and drink a cocoa by the fire.
The choice is all up to you!
2013-07-03Galaxy Trucker comic book
Maybe you've noticed that at the request of our fans, we've published on our facebook fans page, the comic book created for the 5th Anniversary of Galaxy Trucker. On this page we also promised that the comic book will be available in every already published language on our website soon. Now we deliver on our promise and we hope you'll have as much fun reading it as we enjoyed creating it for you.