2017-03-31CGE is 10 years old! Let's celebrate!
Gosh, where to start… What about the very beginning… Ten years ago, in 2007, CGE was founded and its first released board games under this brand were Galaxy Trucker by Vlaada Chvátil and League of Six by Vladimír Suchý.
Over the last ten years, we have published 20 base games, 14 expansions, 2 anniversary editions, one Kickstarter edition, and one digital app. For this coming year we are working on another 6 physical projects plus 2 digital ones.
We have decided to celebrate for the rest of the year and we want you to be a part of it. Join our Facebook page where we are going to…
The recent announcement of Golden Geek award results have pleased us a lot. We would like to thank all those who voted in the traditional poll and helped Codenames: Pictures become the winner of two categories: Best Party Game and Best Family Game.
We also want to congratulate all the other great games and their creators, especially the game Scythe, which won the title Game of the Year.
For now it was enough words of thanks. We’re busy developing new games that we intend to introduce to you this year. More information coming soon.
2017-02-21Golden Geek 2016 nominations
The 2016 Golden Geek nominees have recently been announced. Czech Games Edition congratulates all the great games of 2016 that made it onto this nominee list.
Please vote for your favorites and we look forward to the results in March.
Codenames Disney Family Edition will feature characters and locations from Disney and Disney Pixar films throughout the last 90 years. Codenames Marvel Edition will appeal to Marvel fans and will be more of a traditional party game. The game will incorporate many fan favorites, including Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Avengers, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man.
“We’re particularly enthusiastic about the artwork, as it includes a great mix of characters and locations that Disney, Disney Pixar and Marvel fans will appreciate,” noted USAopoly President and CEO John M. Davis.
The end of the year is approaching. We've looked back over this hectic, yet great year with huge gratitude.
Codenames has received among other awards, the most prestigious prize in the board gaming industry – Spiel des Jahres. More than 1 million english copies have been sold and we’ve worked with partners around the world so that it is available in 31 different languages. Codenames is still #1 in Party Game Rank on BGG.
The follow-up Codenames: Pictures (4th in Party Game Rank on BGG) was released this year, and other editions are already being discussed.
We hope the start of this year will be a special one for you. For us it is definitely!
Ten years ago, the very first prototype of the board game Galaxy Trucker was made, tested, and...you know how the story continues. Because you are part of this story!
C'mon! Galaxy Truckers are not sentimental guys. They want to have fun and celebrate the whole (light) year long and discover new adventures. Therefore, there is a special sale for the newest Galaxy Trucker offshoot – the digital expansion – Alien Technologies.
Starting right now, all week, the expansion will cost only $2.99!
2016-12-2310 Days of Merry Trucking
Nicely wrapped gifts? Check! Christmas tree, in three sizes to be sure? OK... why not! Holiday sale? Check! Special New Year multiplayer mission, called "Boom"? Sure thing!
That's how the our Galaxy Trucker's pre-christmas check list looks like to make your holiday trucking even more enjoyable.
From 23rd December to 2nd January, the Galaxy Trucker app will cost only $2.99 for all platforms.
Brand new multiplayer mission contain ships in the shape of Christmas trees and nicely packed boxes with presents to be delivered across the universe.
Our new games are landing at our US based warehouse now and we will begin shipping them to our distribution partners starting this week. You should be able to find Adrenaline at your favorite hobby game store very soon, but pre-order it if you can to ensure you can grab a copy.
Meanwhile, in Europe, you should start to see the first English copies of these games starting 12th December.
2016-11-08The Humble Mobile Bundle: Board Games
For all board games lovers with Android devices, a new Humble Mobile Bundle was released yesterday. It brings you an opportunity to get a bundle of digital games for a good deal and support a charity or your favorite developer at the same time.
The 14 days of this deal started yesterday and offers these digital implementations of board games: Carcassonne, Scotland Yard, Splendor, Catan, THE aMAZEing Labyrinth, Ticket to Ride, San Juan, and Galaxy Trucker.
Also, as the Humble Bundle raises the money, more new games will be unlocked for you.
2016-10-31BGG Con info & pre-order
After a great opportunity to meet you in person during Spiel 2016 in Essen, our next stop will be BGG Con (November 16–20). You will be able to get a demo of our games and also purchase our new titles for this year.
The excited CGE team are looking forward to seeing you at booth 403 or in the hot games area.
If you want to ensure you get a copy of a game for BGG Con pick up, please fill in simple form.
2016-10-19Looking back at Essen 2016!
We hope you all are safely back home from Essen – a huge fair of happiness!
Thank you to everyone who stopped at our booth to try out our new games and talk to us, meeting game authors such as Vlaada Chvátil, Filip Neduk, and Matúš Kotry, and also Yuffie, one of the Codenames: Pictures illustrators.
Our representatives from CGE digital were also happy with your interest in the upcoming titles, and the whole CGE team had a great time; the booth was always full of people and there was a great atmosphere all around.
We would love to share more news about our two brand titles for 2016 – Adrenaline and Alchemists: The King's Golem. We are bringing these to Essen along with our other titles. You can still pre-order and pick them up from our Booth F 145, Hall 1.
If you want to know more about the new games, Paul Grogan from Gaming Rules! has prepared a series of sneak previews on BGG. Note that reading these previews also increases your chance of success in the latest BGG contest, which lasts until 6th October.
The busiest, yet most magical period of the year for us is happening right now. Less than one month to go before the Spiel 2016 exhibition is packed full of lovers of boardgames from around the world and great games from many publishers.
We look forward to having the opportunity to meet you, play games with you, and deliver our games directly to you!
Let's have a look at what we’re bringing to the show – CGE booth F 145, Hall 1:
Codenames: Pictures with its multiple-meaning images gives you a different way to play this associative team game. Adrenaline and its miniature gang takes you back to first person shooter games but with solid Euro mechanics. Alchemists: The King's Golem adds many new exciting things to the base game!
After firing a dog into space and the first steps on the Moon, the next big event in the history of the galaxy is just around the corner.
Whether you are a seasoned pilot at the end of the campaign, or just enjoying making a few short flights, more adventure awaits you with the Alien Technologies premium expansion for the Galaxy Trucker app.
The cost of a ticket for this cosmic adventure is $4.99/4,99 €.
2016-08-12Looking back at Gen Con 2016
The nice memories we have from Gen Con 2016 outweigh the fatigue from the jet lag back in Czech Republic. It was such a great time to be there with you all, playing CGE classics, learning the new ones, chatting and having fun. All you who found the way to our room 121 to say "Hello" deserve a huge "Thank you!". We are already looking forward to next year, hopefully in a similar kind of cozy room, where you could find a space for playing our games.
We are pleased to officially announce our first game for 2016 – Codenames: Pictures. This is a follow up to Codenames – our best-selling, Golden Geek Award and Spiel des Jahres winning 2015 title.
The game will be pre-released at Gen Con (CGE room 121, 4th–7th August). If you want to be sure you get a copy and become one of the very first owners of the game, you can use our pre-order form. As a bonus for this event, you will get five additional agent and bystander tiles, enabling you to play with the original Codenames grids.
The general release date is September 2016. It will also be available directly from CGE at Spiel in Essen in October.
On Monday 18th July, Codenames from author Vlaada Chvátil, received the Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) – the most prestigious award in the board gaming industry, awarded by a jury of german gaming critics.
We are really happy about the award and that many of you are playing and enjoying the game. We continue to do our best to create high-quality games, which you'll want to play again and again.
We are thrilled to announce that our first title of 2016 – a successor to the bestselling game from Vlaada Chvátil's portfolio – Codenames: Pictures will be available for purchase at Gen Con! You can also reserve our other games!
For more information about Codenames: Pictures, please check out the entry on BoardGameGeek or the game description below. And for information about the other CGE games, please feel free to look around the Czech Games Edition web page or BoardGameGeek games profiles.
2016-07-01Codenames Summary Infographic
Codenames was released 11 months ago and so far it has been very successful thanks to you all! We would love to share this very first infographic with some interesting stats about the game. Hope you will enjoy it!