2017-09-20Essen Spiel 2017: New titles and Pre-order!

Essen Spiel 2017: New titles and Pre-order!

Essen Spiel, a feast for all board game lovers, is in just over a month. So, today, we bring you news about the games we will present there this year. And not just that, but you will also be able to reserve your copies and pick them up during the show. To do that, please fill in pre-order form. See you at our booth F 145, Hall 1.

If you would like to try your chance at winning some of these games, get ready for a BGG contest, starting tomorrow, Sep 20th and running until next Wednesday.


2017-09-14Through the Ages is available now!

Through the Ages is available now!

The time that a lot of you are waiting for is finally here. We are excited to announce that Through the Ages, the digital app releases today.

The game is available for both smartphones and tablets running on Android and iOS platforms. The price is $ 9.99 and there are no in-app purchases.

We hope you will have as much fun building and defending your civilizations as we had writing the code and developing this app. Thank you once again for your patience and support. Already looking forward to your feedback.


2017-09-14Through the Ages release update

Through the Ages release update

Allow us to update you on the release of the Through the Ages app for Android and iOS, mainly answering the question: ”Why isn’t it available RIGHT NOW?!”

CGE digital completed the app a few days ago, but before we can put it up on the App Store it has to go through an approval process at Apple. This process usually takes up to two days (which we counted on in our schedule), but a short while ago, Apple decided to reject the app for minor problems. We had to change some things and the whole approval process started over.

Long story short: If everything goes smoothly (especially at Apple), we will release on both platforms today at 5 pm GMT. If not, only Android will go live and the iOS version later.


2017-08-26Strategy classic enters the Digital Age

Strategy classic enters the Digital Age

Dear Gamers,

We are thrilled to announce that on September 14th, CGE will release the digital implementation of Through the Ages, the award-winning board game designed by Vlaada Chvátil and currently the 2nd best-rated board game of all time on BoardGameGeek.com.

The app will run on both Android and iOS devices and will cost $9.99. It will be initially available in English, Czech, and German languages.


2017-08-10eBook Galaxy Trucker: Rocky Road is available!

eBook Galaxy Trucker: Rocky Road is available!

This will be brief today because we know you like the action, brave truckers!

But if you would welcome some relaxation time with a good book while sitting in your comfy cockpit, we have a good news for you:

Galaxy Trucker: Rocky Road, the first novel set in Vlaada Chvátil's goofy Galaxy Trucker universe, written by Jason A. Holt, is now available as an eBook.


2017-07-21Gen Con Pre-Order and Special Guests!

Gen Con Pre-Order and Special Guests!

Gen Con will be huge this year! The CGE demo team is being joined by Vlaada Chvátil and Scot Eaton – the authors of Codenames: Duet, which will be available for purchase at the show. But not only that. We are also releasing our brand new party game – That's a Question!

This year, you will find us on the 2nd floor, Room 232. We will be there to show you our brand new games, upcoming releases as well as all of our older games.

As usual, you can reserve your copy of both new titles along with the CGE classics. Just complete this simple form. If you are unable to make Gen Con, but have a friend that is going, you can get them to pick up a copy for you, just make a note in the form.


2017-05-25What are we working on? And where can you go to meet us?

What are we working on? And where can you go to meet us?

Even though spring is here, we don’t really care about the fact that it is becoming nice and sunny outside. Because right now, we are working intensively on new games for the year ahead.

Our motivation is strong: to meet you at conventions and events and bring you many hours of entertainment.

August 17th to 20thGen Con (Indianapolis, IN) – Room 232
October 26th to 29thSpiel (Essen, DE)
November 15th to 19thBGG Con (The Hyatt Regency DFW, TX)


2017-04-28Galaxy Trucker: Rocky Road - a novel!

Galaxy Trucker: Rocky Road - a novel!

This is an intergalactic call for all fans of Galaxy Trucker and readers of books:

Galaxy Trucker: Rocky Road was written by Jason A. Holt, whose funny writing style you may know from our board game rules. And it just hit the stores in North America! Rest of the world will follow in July.

The novel narrates the story of a woman and an alien trying to deliver a load of sewer pipes. It's set in Vlaada Chvátil's goofy Galaxy Trucker universe, so you know it's gonna be funny. It's also kinda sweet.

Hitch a ride with Francesca Flores, a hardcore trucker, and Wally, the little brown alien who wants to be her buddy.


2017-04-27Special Galaxy Trucker mission for International Tabletop Day

Special Galaxy Trucker mission for International Tabletop Day

Dear gamers, players, truckers, and fans of the most beautiful hobby ever!

Enjoy the upcoming International Tabletop Day in the company of Galaxy Trucker and the special "Board Games Delivery" mission.

The digital mission is available from Friday to Monday. This time your cargo will be board games from our catalog. The reward is promising: three lucky truckers will get one of the games they loaded!

In addition to this mission, we hope you and your friends appreciate that from Friday to Monday both the base app and the expansion are just $2.99.


2017-03-31CGE is 10 years old! Let's celebrate!

CGE 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…


2017-03-17Golden Geek 2016 Award: results and happiness

Golden Geek 2016 Award: results and happiness

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

Golden 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.

We feel honored to have 3 of our games nominated: Adrenaline (Innovative, Thematic Game), Codenames: Pictures (Family Game, Party Game) and Alchemists: The King's Golem (Expansion).

Please vote for your favorites and we look forward to the results in March.


2017-02-16New Disney and Marvel versions of Codenames

New Disney and Marvel versions of Codenames

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.


Web news

We are excited to announce that USAopoly are our official partner for the licensing of the Codenames Game franchise.
Rules for Adrenaline and Alchemists: The King's Golem are now available for download.
Some more languages of rules for Codenames are now available for download.
Rules for The Prodigals Club in 4 languages are now available for download.

2016-12-17Our highlights of 2016 and a CGE calendar as a bonus for you

Our highlights of 2016 and a CGE calendar as a bonus for you

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.


2017-01-19The celebration with Galaxy Trucker has just begun!

The celebration with Galaxy Trucker has just begun!

Hello Truckers!

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

10 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.


2016-12-02Adrenaline & Alchemists expansion availability

Adrenaline & Alchemists expansion availability

Since the introduction of our new games (Adrenaline and Alchemists: The King's Golem) at Essen Spiel, the wheels of production and manufacturing have been moving at full speed.

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

The 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

BGG 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!

Looking 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.


2016-10-03New releases: Sneak previews & BGG contest!

New releases: Sneak previews & BGG contest!

Hello gamers!

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.


2016-09-22Essen Spiel 2016: New titles and Pre-order!

Essen Spiel 2016: New titles and Pre-order!

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!


2016-08-18Alien Technologies expand the known galaxy!

Alien Technologies expand the known galaxy!

Hello Trucker!

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

Looking 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 were amazed at how well our games were received, including our prototypes of Adrenaline (the FPS game without dice), and Alchemists: The King's Golem expansion.

Codenames: Pictures was also very popular, and anyone who picked up a copy at the show received a set of bonus cover tiles.


2016-07-27Codenames: Pictures – official announcement!

Codenames: Pictures – official announcement!

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.


2016-07-21Codenames wins the Spiel des Jahres 2016!

Codenames wins the Spiel des Jahres 2016!

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.


2016-07-13Codenames: Pictures & Gen Con 2016 pre-order!

Codenames: Pictures & Gen Con 2016 pre-order!

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 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!