2017-11-03A huge thank you for Essen and preparation for BGG con

A huge thank you for Essen and preparation for BGG con

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for a fantastic Essen. The CGE demo team were glad if you took the time to stop by and try out Pulsar 2849, Codenames: Duet, and That's a Question! We were using the "quick-start" demo style from Paul Grogan to get people playing within a few minutes rather than having to listen to all the rules beforehand.

You also had a chance to meet Vlaada Chvátil, David Turczi, Vladimír Suchý, and also the illustrator Sören Meding.

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2017-10-19Spiel'17: Sneak previews, BGG contest and much more!

Spiel'17: Sneak previews, BGG contest and much more!

As you surely know, Essen Spiel'17 starts in a week
and it's time for a quick reminder of some things
you might be interested in.

 

Have a brief overview of all that stuff
you can look forward to from CGE:

  • Pulsar 2849 – a Euro-style game set in a galaxy with unique dice usage and various paths to victory. Do we need to say more?
  • Codenames: Duet – a co-op version for 2 or more players with 400 new words. Includes extra mission maps as a promo in Essen!
  • That's a Question! – Vlaada's new party game with tricky questions and learning new things about your friends.
  • Tash-Kalar: Etherweave – another expansion, the new Warp Effect which will allow you to use the effect of an arcane being, that will be summoned in future, right now.
  • Through the Ages app – a digital implementation of the 2nd highest-rated game on BGG.
  • Galaxy Trucker: Rocky Road – a novel whose story is set in Vlaada's goofy Galaxy Trucker universe, so you know you can expect lots of laughs and probably a few explosions...

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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.

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Web news

Rules for Pulsar 2849 are now available for download.
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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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