2015-08-25Announcing new games for Essen 2015
Did you know that this year, Spiel'15 is earlier in the month than usual? We do! So it's high time to bring you a preview of the new games and expansions coming out this season.
There was a possibility to pre-order all of our new games for Essen 2015.
In the new Tash-Kalar expansion, Nethervoid, you will summon demons from another plane of existence via a demonic gateway. Codenames shows you how a party game can be great fun for gamers and non-gamers. The Prodigals Club will teach you how spend all your money, lose friends and political influence and have fun doing it. Through the Ages: A new Story of Civilization combines the classic and proven mechanics with beautiful new art work and rebalanced cards for more gaming enjoyment. And finally, Galaxy Trucker: Missions – inspired by the digital app – adds a new cool twist to the base game!
Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.
Two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.
Codenames: win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues.
Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
Through the Ages, the classic civilization-building game ranked #4 on Board Game Geek, is getting even better.
This new version offers subtle improvements to the familiar mechanics and game-changing revisions to the cards, which have been rebalanced with the help of expert players. You can look forward to a fairer military system, a streamlined corruption index, and the outstanding new art.
A New Story of Civilization starts now!
The Prodigals Club
This is the role of a proper Victorian gentleman: to acquire valuable property, to attend formal dinners, and to impress influential people. In other words, the proper Victorian gentleman is intolerably dull. Maybe it's time to have a little fun.
You compete in three distinct endeavors: trying to lose an election, trying to get rid of all your possessions, or trying to offend the most influential people in high society. Each competition has its own module. You can play any two in combination or play all three simultaneously. Each module interacts with the other two. To win you will need to balance your strategy and compete well in all areas.
The Prodigals Club is thematically related to Vladimír Suchý's Last Will. You do not need Last Will to play. Prodigals stands alone. However, the rulebook also explains how to play the two games together.
Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends – Nethervoid
The Gateway opens, revealing a land of shadow and fire. Demonic forms wielding strange powers clamber into the arena. Tash-Kalar is now open to the extra-dimensional realm of Nethervoid.
Nethervoid is a new player deck for Tash-Kalar. In addition to the usual cards and pieces, Nethervoid also includes a token for marking the Gateway, a trans-dimensional portal through which Nethervoid practitioners draw energy.
The position of the Gateway becomes critical to your tactics. You will realize the full power of the deck once you have mastered this extra dimension.
Galaxy Trucker: Missions
What's more fun than flying a spaceship made of sewer pipes? Flying a spaceship made of sewer pipes, radioactive isotopes, and high explosives!
This expansion takes features from the Galaxy Trucker digital game and puts them on your table. Get ready to haul superheavy cargo, dangerous artifacts, and tasty beverages conveniently packaged in bottles of glass. Does this sound too easy? The new adventure supercards will double the danger!
This expansion requires only the base Galaxy Trucker game. Each flight becomes a special mission with a unique way of defining and rewarding success.