2020-05-13New Leaders and Wonders Release and Designer's Notes

New Leaders and Wonders Release and Designer's Notes

In the past few weeks, the long-awaited New Leaders and Wonders expansion for Through the Ages has been introduced to countries all around the world – and today, it is finally available in the North America as well.

To celebrate the release, we would like to share with you some behind-the-scenes notes from the designer of the game, Vlaada Chvátil.

Have you even wondered how the original set of personalities and wonders was picked for the game? Do you want to know more about who Jan Žižka is, why we picked him for the game, or what his abilities represent? Or would you like to read more behind-the-scenes details about some other cards in the game? We have some good news for you!

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2020-05-08Adrenaline: Solo Play DLC – free single-player variant

Adrenaline: Solo Play DLC – free single-player variant

It seems so long ago. Back in 2016, Adrenaline by Filip Neduk, inspired by the first-person shooter computer games was published. The game combined area control, careful resource management, no dice and no mercy!

The expansion came two years later. Adrenaline: Team Play DLC added the possibility to play with up to 6 players, in 2 teams, with character-specific weapons and abilities. It also added a unique Adrenaline Rush system and streamlined gameplay.

However, the voices of solitary warriors hollowly echoed against the empty metal walls of the Adrenaline arena. Until now...

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2020-05-01In Letter Jam every letter matters! Big language update

In Letter Jam every letter matters! Big language update

First of all, we would like to express how much we respect all of you, our fans, and gaming partners. Thanks to the gamers who purchased Letter Jam, it’s currently our 2nd most popular game, after Codenames!

This support has been overwhelming and makes us keen to make sure we can provide the game to as many literacy-game-lovers as possible. This brings us to our localization partners. Letter Jam has been already translated into 9 languages so far: English, Italian, Polish, Czech, Romanian, German, French, Hungarian and Dutch!

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2020-04-21Under Falling Skies: Print and Play version

Under Falling Skies: Print and Play version

This year we are working on something special. It's a solo game called Under Falling Skies. This game originated as a print & play game on BGG. In fact, it won the 2019 9-Card Nanogame P&P Design Contest!

At about that same time, we hired the designer to work on various projects at CGE. He brought Under Falling Skies to one of our playtesting events, and we liked it a lot!

Now we're developing an expanded version with high-quality components, new artwork, a variety of missions, and an extended campaign.

While you're waiting for more information about the official release, you can read more about this project, download the print & play version right now, for free, on CGE blog. Enjoy.

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2020-04-20CGE Virus Situation & How to Stay in the Game

CGE Virus Situation & How to Stay in the Game

First of all, we hope you are reading this report in the safety of your home, and if you must go out, that you are still in good health. We do not have to remind you of the situation we all are in.

We are with you during these difficult days and are prepared to overcome this together. Our update today is longer than usual, but... you have time, don't you?

CGE blog – why now and what to expect?

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2020-04-16CGE Forum and Through the Ages Tournament Support

CGE Forum and Through the Ages Tournament Support

Starting today, Through the Ages includes official tournament support! It will allow our community to create and manage their own online tournaments directly from their CGE Account. Players will also be able to join an open declared tournament, invite particular people to join the battle and set their custom rules.

Together with the tournament support, we are launching the CGE Forum - a place where the tournaments can be discussed and where our players can get together and talk about their favourite cards, strategies and CGE games.

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2020-03-20Global Sales for a Global Problem

Global Sales for a Global Problem

These times are harsh and it is not responsible or safe to meet up for board game events – therefore, we suppose that you could welcome an opportunity to play with your gaming buddies online.

Starting today, March 20, both Through the Ages and Galaxy Trucker digital games are available for half of their original price.

We were considering to give the apps for free, but in the end, we have decided for a different approach. All our proceeds coming from those app sales will be donated to COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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2020-03-18Through the Ages Expansion is on its way to you!

Through the Ages Expansion is on its way to you!

We are happy to announce that the New Leaders and Wonders expansion boxes are leaving our warehouse and have started their journey into the whole wide world! The road to this release has not been easy and we are grateful for your patience and understanding – let's hope that this last trip will be smoother than the events leading to it (you can read about the story of the New Leaders and Wonders delay).

Our European fans can expect the game to appear in their local game stores during March and April, for the US, we have set the release date for May 13.

Now, get your civilizations ready to welcome the new courageous leaders and make space for their wondrous creations – the first Through the Ages expansion is on its way!

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2020-02-26Sanctum is now available!

Sanctum is now available!

Today, February 26th is the day, when Sanctum is available in game stores across North America, and at other worldwide retail partners.

This means that it is time to ask for this game at your favorite local game store!

To make this game release a bit more special, our colleague Radim "Finder", the great Czech animator, has prepared a surprise. He has breathed life into the Sanctum heroes and has captured their characteristic fighting styles in these short videos.

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2020-01-08COMPANION APP for the Letter Jam board game is available!

COMPANION APP for the Letter Jam board game is available! (Phone designed by zlatko_plamenov / Freepik)

Did you notice that your Letter Jam cards have codes? Have you ever wondered what they're for? Would you like to add a bit more mystery and surprise to your game?

This companion app works as a scanner for Letter Jam cards. It prepares a secret word for every player around the table without anyone knowing any of the words! Once the game is over, the app reveals which words were chosen for each player.


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2019-12-23Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders release date!

Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders release date!

We are back with an update regarding the Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders release date.

As you already know, because the original paper supplier went out of business (explained in our previous post), we had trouble matching the card backs from the expansion with the cards from the base game. Due to this, the expansion has been delayed.

However, we are pleased to say that with the cooperation of our printer, we have found a satisfactory combination of paper and varnish to achieve the intended look.

Our plan is to have the game available in March in Europe and in April/May in the USA.

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2019-11-22Through the Ages Expansion – Printing Error Explanation

Through the Ages Expansion – Printing Error Explanation

We’re sorry to announce that we still have no concrete release date for Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders. The card printing problem that led to the original delay last month is more difficult to solve than we expected. As a result, we hope to have the game out by Spring of 2020, but we can’t be more specific.

The problem we are trying to solve is that the card backs for the expansion look different than the card backs for the base game. This means players can make out how many expansion military cards their opponents have, or see whether the next prepared event is from the expansion. This is not information players should have.

We apologize for the delay this is causing. We would not be postponing the game’s release, however, unless it was to ensure that every player of Through the Ages and its expansion has a good experience.

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2019-10-30Essen Spiel 2019 was awesome!

Essen Spiel 2019 was awesome!

Thank you to all the fans who came by and played games, talked to us, or bought games to take home! This was one of our favorite Spiels ever. We enjoyed demoing Letter Jam and Sanctum, and we really loved everyone’s photos they entered into the #PlayLetterJam contest.

We're especially grateful for all the interest in Sanctum — which sold out! Geek Buzz voters took the game to 5th on the charts during the show at one point and helped the game to end at 21st place overall. We love this game, so we’re happy to see players seem to enjoy it too.

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2019-10-21Due to a Printing Error, Through the Ages Expansion Won't Be Available At Essen

Due to a Printing Error, Through the Ages Expansion Won't Be Available At Essen

We’re sorry to announce that, despite our best efforts, we are unable to offer Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders for sale at Essen Spiel 2019.

Due to an error at the printer side, the card backs for the expansion are a different shade than the card backs for the base game. This is very unfortunate, especially with military cards that should remain secret.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already, you can try the expansion on the digital Through the Ages app. It’s already for sale now for iOS, Android, Steam, and GoG. Or you can come by our booth at Essen Spiel (Hall 1, F-145) for a digital demo.

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2019-10-18Sanctum: all you want to know!

Sanctum: all you want to know!

Sanctum is a competitive epic adventure game for 2 to 4 players.

Expect Sanctum in stores worldwide in February 2020 … Or you can come by Booth Hall 1, F-145 at Essen Spiel ‘19 to get your hands on a copy earlier.

Preorder your Spiel copy through October 21.

In the meantime, you can take a look at our BGG Sneak Preview Article Series. (And once you’ve read up on the game, take our BGG quiz! Four lucky winners will win a free copy.)

The game is inspired by hack-and-slack RPG video games, and there are plenty of dice rolls … but don’t let that fool you. This is a highly strategic game.

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2019-10-04Czech Games Edition Announces Change in German Distribution

Czech Games Edition Announces Change in German Distribution

Today, we have some serious business news to share. This news is certainly very important for our German partners, and we firmly believe will only be beneficial to them in the future.

We, Czech Games Edition and HeidelBÄR Games, announce complete re-establishment of cooperation regarding all CGE's hobby market games in German-speaking territories.

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2019-09-13Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders Release Announcement

Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders Release Announcement

After many months of careful design, testing, and balancing, we are proud to release the long-awaited expansion to the digital version of the beloved game Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization, titled New Leaders and Wonders!

The new expansion contains plenty of new leader cards to choose from, including such great personalities as Cleopatra, Jan Žižka, or Marie Curie. You can build exciting new wonders such as the Forbidden City, and explore new ways of interacting with your fellow players through new military cards!

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2019-09-05Essen '19 pre-orders and new games overview

Essen '19 pre-orders and new games overview

Essen Spiel '19, starting this year on October 24th, will bring us an amazing amount of shiny new games. Czech Games Edition is no exception. You can find us at our booth Hall 1, Booth F 145.

Once again, we will accept pre-orders which will help you to reserve a copy of the game you want. To do so, please fill out simple form. Pre-orders close on Monday, October 21st at 12:12 AM (CET).

At Essen, we will be able to accept payment by credit card. There is no need to pay anything in advance. Games should be picked-up by Saturday at noon.

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2019-08-09Nice memories of Gen Con 2019

Nice memories of Gen Con 2019

Now that Gen Con (the 4 best days of gaming) has concluded, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for a fantastic event!

Thank you for stopping by, whether it was to chat with us, compete in the Galaxy Trucker or Codenames tournaments, or trying out our classic titles as well as the new games of this season.

It's thrilling how well the pre-released Letter Jam clicked with you immediately...

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2019-07-31New Leaders & Wonders Expansion Announcement!

New Leaders & Wonders Expansion Announcement!

The long wait is over! After months of development, careful balancing, and intensive testing, we are proud to announce that the expansion for Through the Ages, titled New Leaders & Wonders, will come out this fall – digitally on September 12, 2019, and as a board game on October 24, 2019!

The expansion will bring to play new courageous and inspiring leaders, more great wonders, and clever military cards and tactics. It will come to all current digital platforms (via Google Play, App Store, and Steam) and will cost $4.99. The physical board game expansion will have a recommended retail cost of $24.95.

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2019-07-15Gen Con '19: Letter Jam pre-order and more

Gen Con '19: Letter Jam pre-order and more

In two weeks we will be welcoming you to Room #237 at Gen Gon, the biggest US gaming event!

We accept pre-orders which will help you to ensure a copy of the game you want. To do so, please fill out simple form.

You could be one of the very first people who try out our fresh new title Letter Jam, a 2-6 player cooperative word game, where players assist each other in composing meaningful words from letters around the table. The trick is holding the letter card so that it’s only visible to other players and not to yourself.

Are you curious how is this game is played? Check out video, where Tyler explains it all. Please note, that some components in the video are not final yet. Which will not be the case of the shining new final copies!

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2019-07-04Vlaada has been inducted into the the Origins Hall of Fame!

Vlaada has been inducted into the the Origins Hall of Fame!

Origins Game Fair was a great 5 days long tabletop gaming con held in Columbus, OH, last month. It's a great event to meet people from the gaming industry and of course gamers themselves, the kind of people we care a lot about.

We are always thrilled to show you what's new at CGE and what we are working on. Usually, the CGE team gets back from Origins with a huge feeling of gratitude for the time got to spend with you. This year, one member of our team brought home something extra.

That's right, Vlaada, our key game designer (he himself is the author of ⅔ of all CGE portfolio) has been inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame.

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2019-05-30Codenames: Duet XXL is about to hit the shelves!

Codenames: Duet XXL is about to hit the shelves!

All of you word-associative-game lovers move in a little bit closer and let us tell you about the newest release.

Codenames: Duet, the cooperative version for two players or two teams is now double–sized.

Starting tomorrow, you should be able to find Codenames: Duet XXL (so far in English, followed by German language next week) at your favorite hobby store for a price around $40.

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2019-04-09Sanctum – new BIG game announcement

Sanctum – new BIG game announcement

Prepare to explore Sanctum, a new game designed by Filip Neduk and going to be released in Fall 2019.

Sanctum is an epic adventure game for 2–4 players, inspired by a classic monster slashing and looting goodness, converted to a modern board game.

As one of the heroes, you will embark upon a quest to rid the land of a demonic invasion, fighting your way through countless enemies and gearing up to face the Lord of Demons himself.

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2019-03-13Letter Jam – official announcement

Letter Jam – official announcement

We are thrilled to officially announce the newest 2019 title that we are working on right now: it’s called Letter Jam, created by Ondra Skoupý, one of our game designers.

Letter Jam is a 2–6 player cooperative word game, where players assist each other in composing meaningful words from letters around the table. The trick is holding the letter card so that it’s only visible to other players and not to yourself.

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2019-03-07Galaxy Trucker Finally Lands on Steam!

Galaxy Trucker Finally Lands on Steam!

Great news, Truckers – our shuttles have successfully landed on Steam! Repeat, the shuttles have landed, and our brave space explorers have started colonizing computers all over this new strange land.

To support these colonization efforts, we’ve set up a 38% discount that will last until 14 March.

Join in, and discover a new wider Galaxy! Enjoy Galaxy Trucker on a bigger screen of your Mac or Windows.

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2019-01-29The secret of the key card in Codenames: Duet

The secret of the key card in Codenames: Duet

We are facing an unusual phenomenon in the Codenames: Duet game.

On the double sided key card grid there are 3 words seen as black from the one side, where one of them is black for your co-op partner as well. The second black word is surprisingly green on your colleague's side of grid and the last one (the third one) is neutral, beige. It works same way on both sides.

The problem starts when you try to check it by turning the grid card from one side to another and all of the sudden you realize that all this doesn't work with your grid card! Moreover, it doesn't work for any of the key cards in your game actually...

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2018-12-03Both Trapwords and Adrenaline DLC are landing at your FLGS in the US!

Both Trapwords and Adrenaline DLC are landing at your FLGS in the US!

Good news everybody! Trapwords and the Adrenaline DLC expansion has landed at our US warehouse in Madison. That means that you can ask your favorite local hobby store to order a copy and ensure some nice gifts for the board game lovers in your life. You can even please yourself with our newest fun and fast-paced games.

Just be aware that the actual stocking date depends on each retailer and their shipping policy. It can also depend on the distance from their distribution warehouse. For the latest information please contact your local friendly game store.

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2018-11-04Essen is over, time for a big thank YOU!

Essen is over, time for a big thank YOU!

From the whole CGE team, who has arrived safely back home from Essen (the greatest boardgaming fair in the Europe) we want to thank you very much for being there with us!

Regardless if you just took some time to talk about the Adrenaline: Team Play DLC expansion, or found time to get a proper demo of Trapwords, the revised edition of Pictomania and XXL edition of Codenames and Codenames: Pictures, we hope you enjoyed it, at least as much as we did.

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2018-09-24Pictomania is available in North America now!

Pictomania is available in North America now!

We don’t know if they were skilful carriers, the sea was quiet, or the game just wanted to be played as early as possible, but the fact is that last week our warehouse in Madison reported that Pictomania landed!

Usually it takes almost 2 months just to ship a container full of our games from one side of Atlantic Ocean to the other. This time, it made it in less than the half the time. We are really happy that everything went smoothly to get the new version of Pictomania to you.

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2018-09-19Essen pre-orders and new games overview

Essen pre-orders and new games overview

Essen Spiel '18, starting this year on October 25th, will once again bring the amazing amount of shiny new games. As usual, we will be there with our titles this year. You can find us at our booth Hall 1, Booth F 145.

Once again, we will accept pre-orders which will help you to ensure a copy of the game you want. To do so, please fill out simple form. Pre-orders close on Monday, October 22nd at 10 AM (CET). Until then, you can edit your order as much as you need. Games should be picked-up by Saturday at noon.

For the first time, we will be able to accept payment by credit card.

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2018-09-14First Anniversary of Through the Ages app

First Anniversary of Through the Ages app

Thank you all for the marvelous year you have spent with us playing Through the Ages. Over the course of almost 160,000 finished online games, you have generated over 46.5 millions of the culture points – that’s a remarkable trace through this virtual world’s history.

That’s not even including the massive amount of single-player games you’ve played! 40,767 brave leaders conquered at least one challenge and 689 mastered all of them. The 35 most devoted heroes have gathered every achievement the game offers!

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2018-08-28A little story behind the big Codenames

A little story behind the big Codenames

You might know that this year CGE released Codenames XXL with plans for other XXL versions of the favorite Codenames family. You may like to know who came up with the original idea and who should be given credit for this.

Back in 2016, it was December 13th, the CGE "Christmas" party was held and we invited all our colleagues, their families, our dear Czech partners and also manufacturer representatives. It was them who brought two super size Codenames boxes they made for this occasion, as a gift, after the huge success of Codenames that year when it won the Spiel des Jahres award.

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2018-08-14Trapwords release announcement

Trapwords release announcement

We are very pleased by such a warm reception of the new Trapwords at Gen Con last week! We would now like to officially announce that Trapwords will become another new title for this year. We plan to release it for Essen Spiel'18 (25th-28th October) and then ship it over the ocean to our US friends as soon as possible. The recommended price will be $19.95/16.95 €.

The game is for 2 teams, divided into two approximately equivalent number of players and takes about 30 minutes to play. It was created together by a trio of promising new Czech authors, Jan Březina, Martin Hrabálek, and Michal Široký. Their lifelong love for board games and a two-year game development lead to creating Trapwords.

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2018-07-26Gen Con, yes we can!

Gen Con, yes we can!Preparations for the greatest american gaming event are culminating. Shall we enter the imaginary door of room 236 and walk through what we will have there for you?

Also don't forget, we are running a BoardGameGeek contest this week. Unlike the past, we've avoided our favorite brain-melting questions. Pictomania is more about fun and right guesses, so take your chance to win one of 10 shiny new games.

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2018-07-04Through the Ages is taking part in the Steam Summer Sale!

Through the Ages is taking part in the Steam Summer Sale!

Through the Ages, the digital app, is part of the Steam Summer Sale and will be available until July 5th with a fine tuned discount of 38 %.

Take the opportunity to bring the award-winning strategy game to a wide screen this game deserves. Compare the strengths of science, culture, and army. This is the game where the mastered balancing of all your resources really matter. Take Ceasar and let him lead your tribe or follow the knowledge of Aristotle.

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2018-06-02Pictomania in a new coat and for a better price

Pictomania in a new coat and for a better price

We are thrilled to introduce to you the second edition of Pictomania, the favorite family game where everybody draws and everybody guesses – all at the same time!

Seven years ago, the first edition was released. In gaming, that’s a long time, so let's remind you a bit how is the game played, shall we?

The game itself consists of two simultaneous actions: drawing the one word or phrase and guessing what other players are drawing.

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2018-05-31Introducing Codenames XXL (the big one, literally)!

Introducing Codenames XXL (the big one, literally)!

Our newest title is not necessary to introduce since it's still the good old Codenames, the multiple awards-winning social word game by Vlaada Chvátil, Spiel des Jahres 2016 winner.

But it's a bigger now!

How big you ask?

Twice as big, which means double the size of the box and cards. Those hoping we would double the size of the timer for more time to think will be disappointed.

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2018-04-25The celebration of Tabletop Day… all week long!

The celebration of Tabletop Day… all week long!

The Tabletop Day celebration starts in 3 days on Friday, April 27th. It lasts a whole week and, man, do we have some good stuff for you:

  • There will be a running traditional Delivery Mission connected with a contest – upload the cargo of board games from CGE catalog. Three lucky truckers will get one of the games they loaded and brought safely home!
  • Both the base game and expansion on iPad and Android will be just $2.99.
  • Last, but not least, the iPhone version will be free!

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2018-03-26Steam debut: One click to write your story… Story of Civilization!

Steam debut: One click to write your story… Story of Civilization!

Starting today you can play Through the Ages on the wide screen at Steam for Mac and PC, with a special first-week price of $9.99. Welcome to the realm of one of the best strategy board games ever – now fully digital. Challenge your friends across various devices and beat the artificial intelligence.

Long story (of civilization) short: Lead your civilization from pyramids to spaceships in less than one hour with hundreds of cards which provide you unlimited replayability.

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2018-03-08Time to add Through the Ages to your Steam wishlist

Time to add Through the Ages to your Steam wishlist

Through the Ages app is coming to Steam? Exactly! The big EPIC screen and all that it comes with. Come March 26th, Through the Ages is only as far away as your alt-tab is. All PC players can join our big family of Through the Ages fans! They can try to climb the leaderboard or just enjoying building their own civilization in less than an hour using hundreds of cards.

Go from pyramids to spaceflight on Windows or Mac computers. Bring your civilization to the wide screen this award-winning strategy game deserves! On March 26th you can play Through the Ages wherever you like for a one-week special price $9.99.

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2018-02-28Pulsar 2849 as a one of EuropeMaster'18 nominees

Pulsar 2849 as a one of EuropeMaster'18 nominees

We are thrilled to announce that Pulsar 2849 was picked as one of the nominees to become the part of EuropeMasters 2018!

EuropeMasters has been around for 30 years and is one of the oldest and also the largest international boardgame tournaments in the world. It is hosted at the Spiel in Essen, where teams compete for the European Championship title.

 

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2018-01-26Fake Codenames, no it's not a new edition

Fake Codenames, no it's not a new edition

Today, we would like to inform you about the situation regarding counterfeit copies of Codenames that CGE has been looking into for a couple of months.

Counterfeit copies of Codenames include components of lower quality, misprints, or even some pieces missing. They harm both customers and the CGE brand as we are not able to guarantee the replacements since it's not really our game.

Unfortunately, this is still happening, so we felt it was time to help people avoid these fake versions.

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2018-01-26Pocket Tactics 2017 Awards for Through the Ages!

Pocket Tactics 2017 Awards for Through the Ages!

It’s a great honor for our CGE digital team that the recently released Through the Ages won Reader’s Choice Game of the Year 2017. We are really happy and would like to thank all of the readers of Pocket Tactics and all of the players around the world.

Through the Ages was also a winner in two other categories: Card Game of the Year and Multiplayer Game of the Year - this also makes us very proud.

The bar has been set high for 2018, but we are ready to go. We are working really hard on the expansion for Through the Ages, where we would like to introduce you new leaders and wonders. We are also working on other digital games, such as Codenames, and the Steam version of TTA. So stay tuned.

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2017-12-222017: Flashbacks

2017: Flashbacks

The year 2017 is slowly coming to an end, the year when Czech Games Edition celebrated 10 years of the existence, publishing our games and being a part of the great community of board gamers.

This year was hectic for our in-house digital department. The Through the Ages digital implementation was released and has been enjoying great popularity among both players and reviewers. Thank you.

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2017-12-13Pulsar 2849 and Tash-Kalar: Etherweave availability

Pulsar 2849 and Tash-Kalar: Etherweave availability

Many of you are asking when Pulsar 2849 and Tash-Kalar: Etherweave will be available in the US. The good news is that the new games have landed at our US warehouse and are shipping out this week. The local stores should have them on their shelves before Christmas.

Please understand that the actual date depends on each retailer, their shipping policy, and also the distance from their distribution warehouse. For the latest information please contact your local friendly shop.

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2017-11-24Galaxy Trucker is here with a Black Friday deal

Galaxy Trucker is here with a Black Friday deal

To all Galaxy Truckers, every Friday seems the same in the darkness of space.

But for you, this Friday will be a special one!

Galaxy Trucker brings you a Black Friday deal:
Starting today and lasting for all of next week, the Galaxy Trucker app is just $2.99.
Invite your friends and have some intergalactic fun!

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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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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 €.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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2016-04-29Galaxy Trucker special TableTop Day Mission!

Galaxy Trucker special TableTop Day Mission!

International Tabletop Day is this Saturday but we can already start celebrating:

A new International Tabletop Day Multiplayer Mission is ready for all of you board game loving truckers. Help us by delivering board game components using your spaceships! Three truckers will be rewarded with one of the board games they safely deliver. The more games you finish before midnight on Monday (UTC), the better chance to win.

If you don't have the Galaxy Trucker App on your mobile device, but you want to join us, we have discounted the app to $2.99 until Monday.

So spread the word, tell your friends and welcome all of the new truckers!

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2016-02-09Codenames news

Codenames news

We know it has been a while, but we are back with some news regarding Codenames, which has been keeping us all pretty busy :)

First of all, we owe you a huge thank you for accepting Codenames so well. It's been played all around the world, and social networks are full of photos, videos, amusing Codenames moments, and even a poem.

As you may know, it is the #1 party game and has also made it's way into the top 20 games on BoardGameGeek.com. And all just because of your support! It makes us happy, as you can see.

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2015-11-12Codenames availability and update on other language versions

Codenames availability and update on other language versions

It's just one month since Essen Spiel, we're just about catching our breath again, and... wait a minute... the pre-Christmas rush has started already! So lets have a look at what's new in the US.

The huge container full of Codenames hit the US warehouses two weeks ago. This means that distributors have them as well some of the retailers.

Since Codenames is a word-based game, it is essential to be playable in your native language, right? We are aware of this fact, so we are dealing with many language partners right now.

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2015-11-12Tash-Kalar: Nethervoid and Galaxy Trucker: Missions replacement

Tash-Kalar: Nethervoid and Galaxy Trucker: Missions replacement

To our loyal players of Tash-Kalar: Nethervoid and Galaxy Trucker: Missions who purchased the first-print edition of these games from us at Essen Spiel 2015, or via a retailer who purchased them from us at Essen.

Some of you have contacted us about a slight printing error on some of the cards and also the thinner cardboard of the Tash-Kalar: Nethervoid tokens (see pictures).

We would like to apologize for this inconvenience caused by our printer. Even though the games are still perfectly playable, we feel you deserve the best quality components.

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2015-10-22Pre-orders for BGG Con 2015

Pre-orders for BGG Con 2015

Hello everybody,

Czech Games Edition is happy to announce our attendance at BGG Con 2015 with all the new titles of this year available for purchase. If you plan on being there and are interested in anything new from the CGE portfolio, stop by at booth 809.

For more information about the new games, check out their BoardGameGeek profiles.

To reserve your copy today, please fill the form.

You can order more than one copy of each game, or even order our previous titles. To do so, please make a note in the form to indicate what you would like us to bring for you.

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2015-10-19Essen Spiel 2015 is over. It's time to say Thank you!

Essen Spiel 2015 is over. It's time to say Thank you!

Gosh, time goes fast. It's only been a week since we met you in Essen and we haven't stopped yet. First of all, thanks a lot all to you guys for such a great atmosphere during the show. For stopping by and saying "Hello", giving us feedback, playing the new games and having a lot of fun doing so. Also for buying our games, and then coming back to get them signed, taking them back home, unpacking them and playing them again!

It was wonderful to see you trying The Prodigals Club and the new edition of Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization. For those who want to see how to play it, Paul Grogan from Gaming Rules! has prepared a video.

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2015-10-05Galaxy Trucker - One Year Anniversary and digital Through the Ages news

Galaxy Trucker - One Year Anniversary and digital Through the Ages news

A huge thing happened one year ago! On 29th September 2014, digital Galaxy Trucker landed on iOS devices and a great adventure began.

Since then, the app was translated into seven languages, adapted to another three platforms, and the players all around the galaxy enjoyed the funny campaign and unique multiplayer missions.

Let's celebrate!

Join in the party and wish the app a happy 1st birthday by sending us something nice on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #bestwishesGTdigital. You have until the 6th October. The 10 most original messages will receive a Galaxy Trucker app promo code (iOS or Windows Phone) and a T-shirt.


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2015-08-26Essen SPIEL 2015 Pre-orders

Essen 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.


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2015-08-24Announcing new games for Essen 2015

Announcing 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!


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2015-08-23Codenames language versions

Codenames 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…


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2015-08-12CODENAMES: in stores soon!

CODENAMES: 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.


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2015-08-12Galaxy Trucker explores a new constellation of languages!

Galaxy Trucker explores a new constellation of languages!

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!


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2015-07-30CODENAMES: Gen Con pre-order

CODENAMES: 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.


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2015-07-21Official Word Contest of Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

Official Word Contest of Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

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.


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2015-07-15Galaxy Trucker – Multiplayer Missions are here!

Galaxy Trucker – Multiplayer Missions are here!

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.
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2015-05-22Galaxy Truckers also speak German and Russian now!

Galaxy Truckers also speak German and Russian now!

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!

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2015-04-14Alchemists App Update

Alchemists 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? :)

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2015-04-03Galaxy Trucker is now available also for Windows Phone!

Galaxy Trucker is now available also for Windows Phone!

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.

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2015-02-02Galaxy Trucker Awards & Amazon AppStore Update Report

Galaxy Trucker Awards & Amazon AppStore Update Report

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.

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2014-12-31Happy New Year 2015 with CGE Calendar

Happy New Year 2015 with CGE Calendar

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.

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2014-12-24Galaxy Trucker is now available for iPhone and Android

Galaxy Trucker is now available for iPhone and Android

Hello Truckers!

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!

For the first two weeks you can buy the app for a special discounted price $2.99 (regular is $4.99). Get the Android version on Google Play and the iPhone version on AppStore.

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.

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2014-11-18Alchemists language variations

Alchemists 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.

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2014-11-15The games are on their way...

The 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!

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2014-11-06Alchemists app download links

Alchemists app download links

Hey everyone!

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.

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2014-10-23Alchemists: +/− counters

Alchemists: +/− 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.

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2014-10-23Final thoughts from Essen

Final 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.

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2014-10-07Galaxy Trucker is now on iPad

Galaxy 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.

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2014-09-24The Tash-Kalar Changes Revealed!

The 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.

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2014-10-13Essen Releases Available in German + Bonus Artifact

Essen Releases Available in German + Bonus Artifact

Hey everyone, and especially people attending Spiel 2014!

To those of you who subscribe to our newsletter, we sent you a nice shiny message a couple of days ago about our new games for Essen. But we kept to ourselves one important piece of good news.

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!

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2014-09-20Essen SPIEL 2014 Pre-orders

Essen SPIEL 2014 Preorders

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!

Details about these games can be found on BoardGameGeek (Alchemists), on our Facebook page, or on our Essen 2014 page.

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2014-09-18Announcing new games for Essen 2014

Announcing Alchemists - a new CGE game 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)!

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2014-09-12Announcing Alchemists - a new CGE game for Essen 2014!

Announcing Alchemists - a new CGE game for Essen 2014!

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.

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2014-09-08Our English games distribution will now be handled by ourselves!

Our English games distribution will now be handled by ourselves!

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.

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2014-09-04Everfrost - new Tash-Kalar expansion deck

Tash-Kalar - Everfrost

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.

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2014-06-24Dungeon Lords on Kickstarter

futuro cube

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!

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2014-06-20CGE digital

futuro cube

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.

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2013-10-27CGE digital and futuro cube in Essen 2013

futuro cubeLike 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

Spiel2013If 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.

More details about these games can be found on BoardGameGeek (where our friend Paul Grogan is making sneak previews of them) and on our Facebook page or on our Essen page.


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!


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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.

comic book: Galaxy Trucker: Anniversary Edition — Czech | comics  Galaxy Trucker: Anniversary Edition — English | comics  Galaxy Trucker: Anniversary Edition — German | comics  Galaxy Trucker: Anniversary Edition — French | comics  Galaxy Trucker: Anniversary Edition — Russian | comics  


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


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2012-10-15Essen 2012 Bonus Mania

buttonsWe 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.
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2012-10-11Announcing Dungeon Lords Special Events Creative Contest Winners


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 SonnenbergA Scout at the Entrance
Chris WilczewskiPet Shop
Matt Eyo-TonksI’m Back, Ladies

Thank you guys. Your minds are twisted the right way. :-)


2012-10-03Preorders for Essen 2012

Spiel2012If 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.

More details about these games can be found on our Essen page, on BoardGameGeek (where our friend Paul Grogan is making sneak previews of them) and on our new Facebook page.

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!”
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2012-06-29Czech Games awarded by Wiener Spiele Akademie

SpieleHit2012CGE 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

Essen2012Like 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 ….

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2012-06-25Dungeon Lords Special Events Creative Contest

DLExpContestThose 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.


2012-05-21Pictomania recommended by Spiel des Jahres jury

SdJ 2012Spiel des Jahres announced nominees for SdJ 2012. The same jury also released a list of recommended games from the titles released during this time period – roughly April 2011 to March 2012.

We’re happy to announce that Pictomania is one of the highly recommended titles.


2012-03-13New CGE mini expansions in BGG store

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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.