2015-08-26Essen SPIEL 2015 Pre-orders
Are you looking forward to being one of the first owners of the CGE new games? If so, then keep reading!
If you are attending Spiel'15 in Essen and want to reserve any of our five new titles, please complete our pre-order form.
To collect your games, please visit our booth: D-140 in Hall 1. Try to pick up your pre-ordered copies as soon as you can, but definitely before Saturday noon. After that, we can’t guarantee that the games will still be available.
2015-08-24Announcing 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.
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!
2015-08-23Codenames language versions
As we promised last week, we have some more information about Codenames and it's different language versions!
Thanks to the success of the game, our international partners are interested in publishing the game in their language, so we can confirm that you will able to play Codenames in German (Heidelberger), Czech (MINDOK), Spanish (Devir) and Italian (Cranio Creations).
Due to popular demand, all the English copies of Codenames, which we publish ourselves have already gone to distributors and retailers, and we are planning the next print run.
More languages are being negotiated with our partners in other countries, so stay tuned. And who knows, it may happen that a version with a language everyone speaks will follow, too…
2015-08-12CODENAMES: in stores soon!
First, we want to thank all of you for a fantastic and warm reception of our new game: Codenames. The pre-release at GenCon went really great and your interest was just outstanding.
Since GenCon we've received many nice reviews and also questions about pre-orders and availability in the US and Europe.
So here it is. If everything goes smoothly (fingers crossed) the English version of Codenames will be in stores at the end of August.
The pre-orders for Spiel'15 in Essen will start at the end of August.
Bonjour, cześć and ¡Hola! can now be heard on the Galaxy Trucker space ships. We've added French, Polish and Spanish, so Galaxy Trucker is now fully localized in 7 languages. (That's a lucky number.)
If you were waiting to purchase the app because of the language barrier, there is no reason to wait anymore!
Enjoy the multiplayer game
(as well as the rest of the app) multilingually!
2015-07-30CODENAMES: Gen Con pre-order
Czech Games Edition are pleased to announce that the latest game from Vlaada Chvátil will be available for purchase at Gen Con 2015.
For more information about the game, please check out the entry on BoardGameGeek.
Pre-orders now closed, but if you are at GenCon, we may have a few copies left at booth 2052.
As you may know, CGE is working on a new Tash-Kalar demonic expansion deck for you. In the meantime, this summer, you can participate in the very first official World Championships of Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends.
The tournament is open to everyone and will be played online at boardgamearena.com (BGA). Fame and prestige await the champion, but for the best players, there will also be prize packages consisting of CGE games.
Do you remember those fantastic explosive, radioactive, heavy, and fragile cargo components from the campaign? Well, now you can use them in multiplayer games with your friends. Each mission has its own rules, offering new possibilities of how to play the game.
Every two days, from Tuesday 14th July, there will be a new challenging mission ready for you to face. Some missions only slightly alter the rules, but some really test your skill – you have to take risks, face massive destruction and invent a new approach for every mission.
Until now, Galaxy Truckers have only spoken English and Czech. But it was only a matter of time before the business spirit of all truckers made them learn German and Russian so that they could trade with far-away galactic markets as well as talk with new fellow players.
Galaxy Trucker is now fully localized to English, Czech, German and Russian.
For the occasion of welcoming new players, the price will be $2.99 for all platforms until Friday 29th May, 2015!
2015-04-14Alchemists App Update
Dear Alchemists players,
As all true Alchemists explore and improve their knowledge, we continue to refine things for your enjoyment of the game. That´s why we want to inform you about an update of the Alchemists app algorithm.
Some ultra-clever Alchemists were able to decrypt the previous codes and use them to recognize one of the ingredients. Thus, they were able to cheat - which is not really fun. Ok, it could be fun for them but it is not quite fair, right? :)
We have great news for owners of Windows Phone devices! You may now join the ranks of iOS, Android and Kindle Fire players – Galaxy Trucker is now available also for Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1.
During the first two weeks, you can buy the app for a special price! Get the Windows Phone version for just $ 2.99 in the store until April 17th, 2015.
Enjoy addictive spaceship building in either turn-based or real-time mode, and a wild ride through meteoric fields, space pirates and other cosmic adventures. Explore the galaxy and meet many lovely characters and unique challenges in an extensive campaign. Beat a dozen AI personalities and gain 80 achievements.
As the new year of 2015 started, a lot of blogs and websites started announcing the best motion pictures, songs and of course the best game of the year. We are excited that Galaxy Trucker was nominated for a couple of gaming awards and - wait for it - has even won some of them!
We'd like to thank to everyone who supported us and for all your ideas for improvements. One of the most frequent requests of the past months was to get Galaxy Trucker to the Amazon Appstore. We're happy to say that you can now buy Galaxy Trucker for your Kindles.
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.
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.
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.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
2012-12-06Essen 2012 success
It was a great success for us this year. All of the new games are published gradually by our foreign partners, the majority of the other language versions will be finished by the end of the year.
Even Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar is in first place on the chart of games from Essen 2012and our fans are certainly not idle as they have already translated the rulebook on their own, for example these Spanish and Hungarian translations of Tzolk'in and Italian translation of Goblins Inc.
For more information about the publishing of our new games click on More
2012-10-15Essen 2012 Bonus Mania
We are happy to announce that this year our fabulous Essen bonuses return with new vigor. With every purchase during Spiel 2012 at CGE booth in Hall 4, you will receive interesting goodies.
But remember, the stock is limited, so don’t postpone it until Sunday.
Essen Bonus no. 1: Button badges of Pets from Dungeon Lords:Festival Season
We’ll give away a free badge with each copy sold of Dungeon Lords: Festival Season, or with a purchase of three or more of our other games.
You can even choose which pet to adopt!
And don’t worry, these are not the same as last year. These are based on the beautiful new artwork from David Cochard.
Hello aspiring dungeon lords. The Festival Season is about to start in a few days, and we would like to announce the winners of our creative contest, so they can properly celebrate.
You sent dozens of ideas for new Special Event cards. After removing a few that didn’t match the criteria (i.e. were not nasty enough or referred to what happens in the “next season”), we had to go through quite a bunch of interesting cards and choose three to be included in the expansion.
The winners (and the cards they inspired) are:
Drew Sonnenberg – A Scout at the Entrance
Chris Wilczewski – Pet Shop
Matt Eyo-Tonks – I’m Back, Ladies
Thank you guys. Your minds are twisted the right way.
2012-10-03Preorders for Essen 2012
If you plan on attending “Spiel 2012″ 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 18th or at Friday Oct 19th at our booth: Hall 4, number 310.
If you buy at least one game at our booth you can get previously released bonuses to our other games: Additional pets for Dungeon Petz, the Player Order board for Last Will, or stickers for Dungeon Lords. We’ll also have some other interesting stuff for our new games.
2012-09-13Announcing Galaxy Trucker for Spiel’12
“Control tower, this is trucker transport Golf Tango Alfa Bravo Echo ready for takeoff, launch pad es en two zero one two” *click*
“Golf Tango Alfa Bravo Echo, control tower, you are cleared for takeoff, ascent vector one zero one eight, Checkpoint Gamma Eridani.” *fzzt*
“Internal sensors show just the normal bugs, Tower. All engines running… mostly…” *click*
“Trucker transport, be advised, a part of your ship just fell off!” *fzzt*
“Faulty connection happens, Tower. She will hold together.” *click*
“We have a liftoff. Good luck and godspeed.” *fzzt*
“It’s about time!”
CGE is proud to announce that our successful 2012 game Pictomania by Vlaada Chvátil was awarded by Wiener Spiele Akademie as Spiele Hit mit Freuden (Hit for playing with friends).
Congratulations to Vlaada to his double success in Austria this year, as his another game, Mage Knight, won Spiele Hit für Experten (Hit for experts) title; we are glad CGE could participate on developing and playtesting of this game for WizKids. Also congratulations to Pegasus who published german version of both games.
2012-06-25Announcing new games for Essen 2012
Like previous years CGE is preparing new interesting games for the Essen fair 2012. This year we’ll surprise you with games from non-Czech designers as well as an expansion to one of our older games. Keep reading if you want to find more ….
Those familiar with the Dungeon Lords game know that there are three events each year – pay day, taxes and a random special event. In the expansion (due for Essen 2012), there will be one more season, so we decided that two random special events happen each year. Of course, this just calls for more interesting and nasty Special Event Cards.
If you have a great idea for such a card, you can submit it to us. If we use your idea, we will thank you in the rulebook and send you a copy of the expansion once it is released.
2012-03-13New CGE mini expansions in BGG store
Have you wondered why you always have to play after the same player in every game of Last Will? Now you have a chance to change that with Player Order Board expansion.
Are your Dungeon Lords minions grumpy ever since they saw their younger colleagues in Dungeon Petz? It’s time to make them happy! Lets pimp them with new fancy Dungeon Lords stickers.
CGE in cooperation with BoardGameGeek are bringing you new mini expansions, now available in BGG Store.