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!
You can pre-order all of our new games and also our previous titles for Essen 2014.
Author: Matúš Kotry
Time: 90 mins
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.
Players declare their actions for the turn by placing cubes on the various action spaces. Action spaces are then evaluated in order. Knowledge is gained by mixing ingredients and testing the results using a smartphone app (iOS, Android, and also Windows) which randomizes the rules of alchemy for each new game. If the alchemists are longing for something even more special, they can always buy magical artifacts for extra points and special abilities.
Players can also earn money by selling potions of questionable quality to adventurers, but the money is just a means to an end. The alchemists don't want riches, after all. They want respect, and that respect usually comes from publishing theories.
During play, players' reputations will go up and down. After six rounds and a final exhibition, reputation is converted into points. Points will also be scored for artifacts and grants. The secrets of alchemy are then revealed and players gain or lose points based on whether their theories were correct. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins.
New upgraded Tash-Kalar and Everfrost expansion deck
Author: Vlaada Chvátil
Time: 60 mins
Our new edition of Tash-Kalar will have higher-quality cardboard, new graphic design, and a lower price. We are also preparing an upgrade pack for those who already own Tash-Kalar. Have a look at some of the upgraded graphics.
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. The new interesting and unique effects of the Everfrost beings (marked by the little snowflake) introduce a new mechanic - frozen effects.
Frozen effects do not have to be performed immediately when the being was summoned, a player may store them for later and use them at the right moment to get a tactical advantage. The expansion deck consists of 18 new being cards, all beautifully illustrated by the one and only David Cochard.
Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary
Dungeon Lords is a game for 2 to 4 players. You dig tunnels, mine gold, hire monsters, set traps, and run a proper dungeon. Competition for resources is tight, and sometimes you have to be just a little bit Evil to get what you want. Evil Dungeon Lords attract stronger adventurers. Twice during each game, these adventurers set out to conquer your dungeon. But your monsters and traps can stop them, if you are clever enough.
Score points for how well you construct and defend your dungeon. Compete for prestigious titles. This edition also includes the Festival Season expansion, with more monsters, rooms, and traps for your dungeon, new spells, new paladins, and bards. Special actions enhance the variety of the original game. You also have the chance to acquire pets! And if you still don't have everything you need at the end of the year, you can pick up something extra at the Festival!
We believed that Dungeon Lords deserved many special touches in the form of upgraded components, a new mini-expansion, a new beautifully illustrated XXL box, and so much more. The game includes:
- The Dungeon Lords original game
- The Festival Season expansion
- Metal coins
- Stickers for your Food Tokens
- A brand new Dungeon Setup mini-expansion
- Printed rules for the "Minions Bearing Gifts" mini-expansion
- A handy plastic game box organizer
- New troll figures, bard tokens, and an adventurer's token