Press release – New releases from Cranio Creations

Press release – New releases from Cranio Creations

Collect many equipments in the Dragon Cave, sell them to brave but stingy Heroes and become the richest Merchant. A strategic game with a lot of interaction and fun.
Price: 34.95€
The treasures you have always dreamed of are already around you. Find them quickly and win this crazy research race. A fast and superfunny game for everybody.
Price: 16.95€

The very first game illustrated by world known artist Guido Crepax. His popular character Valentina is the protagonist of this game of incredible visual value.
Price: 19.95€I
The “First Player” Deck with the Cranio touch! Now you have the power to determine who’s the winner in every other situation of indecision.
Price: 7.95€
We will be in Essen from the 14th of October, booth 1-A118.
People, shops, distributors interested in pre-orders can come from Tuesday to visit us. But HURRY UP! Our products can go sold out very quicly!!

Here is the link to the product full sheets!!

Press release: Historical Games Factory starts Essen 2014 preorders



Historical Games Factory invites you to place preorders for personal pick-up at the Spiel’14 fair in Essen. The company will bring their brand new games as well as some older releases, all of them will be available at special lower prices if preordered before12th October 2014. To place your order, write an e-mail to preorderfgh@gmail.com and make the payment via PayPal to the following account: dystrybucjafgh@gmail.com.

If you cannot attend the fair, you may also order games with shippng to your country. If you are interested in using this option, write an e-mail to preorderfgh@gmail.com for more details. Please note that the shipment cost and delivery time are determined individually and depend on the weight of the games and on the place of destination.

Below you will find a list of games with their prices:


First to Fight (30 Euro in preorder / 37 Euro at the booth) NEW GAME


Ark of Animals (19 Euro in preorder / 22 Euro at the booth) NEW GAME

Sigismundus Augustus. Dei ratia rex Poloniae (30 Euro in preorder / 37 Euro at the booth)
The Outcast Heroes (10 Euro in preorder / 15 Euro at the booth)
Theomachie – German edition (30 Euro in preorder / 37 Euro at the booth)
Theomachie – Polish edition (16 Euro in preorder / 18 Euro at the booth)
W Zakładzie – Polish edition (18 Euro in preorder / 20 Euro at the booth)

News – Press release from Victory Point Games – Snapgammon now available



News – Press release from Victory Point Games – Snapgammon now available

SnapGammon is a unique new board game inspired by Backgammon where two cowboys (or cowgirls) race to move their cows to the train, hitting other cows along the way and sending them into the other cowpen. 

Players can try to keep their cows safe and slow their opponent’s progress by stacking more than one cow in a single location.

Special Power cards let players bend the rules of the game for their strategic advantage. For example, one card allows a player to swap one of their pieces for one of the other player’s pieces. Other cards allow players to change the values of the dice or even use both the tops and bottoms of the dice when moving.

Several different variations are included in addition to the Power cards. Crazy Dice replace the normal dice with special versions that have different numbers on their faces, including an 8 and even a “-1″, which allows players to move backward one space. And SnapGammon keeps the stampede rolling by allowing players to hit spaces even if they have two or more cows on them, making for a truly wild Western experience.

For more information go here -



News – Wayland Games Customer Survey with a chance to win a £500 voucher



News – Wayland Games Customer Survey with a chance to win a £500 voucher

Just received this bit of news from Wayland Games

Today we have launched the Wayland Games 2014 Survey and we will be giving out a prize of a £500 store voucher for one lucky winner selected randomly from survey entrants on November 15th 2014. Nautrally, we’re hoping a lot of people will want to complete the questionnaire.

It’s a rare chance for us to find out a little more about our customers and the tabletop hobby community as a whole. This includes everything from a couple of questions about yourselves and your gaming habits, to what you’re looking forward to and basically find out how we can make Wayland Games an even better online store for all your wargaming, board gaming, card gaming, model making and miniature painting needs.

We may also have future surveys which we would like to hear your opinions on.

And as an additional thanks, there will be some special voucher codes in our next few newsletters.

Good luck!

News – NSKN Games announces Versailles – new release at Spiel Essen


News – NSKN Games announces Versailles – new release at Spiel Essen

Check out the new Essen release from my friends at NSKN Games!

NSKN Games is proud to announce Versailles, our third board game release in 2014.

Versailles is a strategy board game designed by Andrei Novac and published by NSKN Games in cooperation with 4 other publishing houses covering 7 languages. Designed and developed in English, Versailles will also be released in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian and Polish.

The first few hundred copies of Versailles will be available at the NSKN Games booth at Spiel ’14 Essen, where the game will make its European debut.


About Versailles

In Versailles 2-5 players become master builders competing over the favour of King Louis XIV and the title of main architect of the legendary palace. Every turn a player moves one or more of their workers through a network of locations. Each location provides valuable resources or a way to spend them on tiles representing parts of the palace and its surrounding gardens, on decorations and technologies that bolster gathering and building abilities.

A unique movement and location activation system requires clever workforce management which makes every move count and makes every game tense right to the end, when a single master builder is chosen to be the King’s personal architect.

Release dates

The official European release will take place on October 16th, 2014 at Spiel ’14 Essen and Versailles will reach hobby stores in Europe in the second half of November 2014.

The English/French edition will be carried by major hobby distributors in the United States and a North American release is planned for December 2014 or January 2015.




Kickstarter News 6/9/14 – If I had the cash I’d look at…


Kickstarter News 6/9/14 – If I had the cash I’d look at…

Let’s see which EU friendly project caught my attention this week…


1750: Britain vs. France

Throughout the 18th century, Britain and France waged a bloody series of wars for nothing short of global domination.  Massive sailing warships, armies of bayonet-clad soldiers, and their skilled allies fought for control of North American, African, and Indian colonies.  In many ways this was the first “world war”.  1750 is a 2-player card-based strategy game, using both dice and cards to fight for control of the board.  One player plays as Britain and the other plays as France, wielding forces to decide the outcome of this struggle.

This looks pretty interesting and is a refreshing change from the usual dross… AND its EU friendly ;)




A Mafia game themed as Orcs? Ok I’ll bite…

The Orcfather is a card game based on a fantasy-themed mafia in which a player’s characters can be Orcs, Elves, Ogres, Undead, Dwarves and more. The players form two mafia families that are confronting one another, and each of the families elects its own “godfather” at the start of the game; the goal of the game is to eliminate the head of the rival family.

Check it out…





News – Mage Company press release for Raid and Trade, OrcFather Kickstarter and 12 Realms Ancestors Legacy and Hoyuk

News – Mage Company press release for Raid and Trade, OrcFather Kickstarter, 12 Realms Ancestors Legacy and Hoyuk

Finally our press new is ready and below you can find all the information and images you need. We hope you can post them online and share our news with your fans. Let us know if you need additional info or anything else you might need.
The 3rd World War was referred, by many, as the last war because of the vastness of destruction that it had caused. Everywhere around the world, mankind suffered great casualties and horror — but a few survivors that had the power and the resources built mighty cities all around the world to gain strength and rule again. The cities that were built each had a unique aspect: They contained golden metallic walls, symbolizing hope. Thus, they were named the Golden Cities. This game takes place five years after the Last War, with the players taking on the role of people vying for citizenship within a Golden City.


Raid and Trade is a negotiation and resource management game for 3-5 players. The player who is able to enter the golden city first wins, and there are three different ways to enter the golden city:

  • Become an expert: Reach 20 skill points.
  • Serve the city: Fulfill three secret quests.
  • Become a nobleman: Get the most possible character points.
You can vote the box and the Minis on Board Game Geek just by checking the gallery of the game. Check it here
In each turn, the players can spend action points to do several actions such as moving through the city, raiding buildings, attacking other players, and more. Each player has a specific skill — mechanic, trader, electrician, bodyguard and medic — and has his own unique items to build; those items can be traded off against other items or resources.
The board of the game is modular so that in every game you have a new map to discover. All over the map, the players find different buildings which they can raid. Each time a player raids a building, a raid card of this type of building is taken and read, which leads to specific circumstances taking place. The player will be made to make various decisions including important moral decisions! Upon resolving the various decisions, you will receive character points. The choices you make, for good or for bad, will lead to specific perks and advantages (or disadvantages) during the progress of the game. When raiding a building, you get resources (tools, scraps, mechanics, electronics, etc.). By combining these resources, you can craft items with special abilities. By doing so, you will advance your skill points.

Every player also gets secret quests of the golden city. To fulfill these quests, the players have to spend the resources mentioned on the card. To fulfill a quest will not only lead the players closer to victory but also give them advantages for the rest of the game. We will demo the game at Essen Spiel, on October at our booth Hall 3 – Booth O103 while we have scheduled the campaign for the Kickstarter on November 3

Currently we launched a new campaign on Kickstarter for a new game called “The Orcfather” a fantasy-themed card game for 2-10 players with basic price at $30 including ship fees for several countries. Check it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magecompany/the-orcfather

We will be at Essen Spiel at Hall 3 – Booth 3-O103 along with the team who will demo our games. Here is the diagram of our booth where you can find us:

At this Spiel we will also carry 12 Realms. Any issues from the first printing run has been addressed and the reprint of the game is better than ever with upgraded quality, revised rules, glued minis and more. The game will have a special price at 35 EU but also there will be packs that include small expansion for the basic game.
We will also demo some of the Plots of the 12 Realms: Ancestors Legacy. Since we still develop the game, we made sure to create a couple prototypes in order to demo the new adventures among the realms!
Four exciting new realms lie hidden in the Fairy World and you must prepare yourself to explore them so as to defeat all of their enemies. Kievan Empire, Golden Caliphate, Olympia, and Nile Valley are the new lands you will get to explore to learn their secrets. Ruslan, Sinbad, along with the rest of the heroes, will unite to fight against Marid, Sobek, and the rest of the Dark Lords!
Ancestors Legacy provides a much different game through its plots. There are now three different plots for both editions, which include a background story and significantly increase the difficulty level and excitement of the game – increasing the amount of decisions that players will have to make. A plot may have you playing with six realms (combining old and new lands), facing all of the Dark Lords, or creating a really fast game with a unique set-up. Now, more than ever, team camaraderie will be necessary in order to reach victory!
Our new game Höyük will be also available since we finished the production and the game is on the way. The price for the game will be at 35 EU. This version is trlingual: EN-FR-GEImagine yourself some 10,000 years ago in the Middle East.

Your clan has left the ancient nomadic life and settled with four other clans in the valley. The community has repeatedly succeeded in harvesting crops, and some families are getting better at raising animals; next moon will see the birth of a new generation of pups. We all praise our own gods and Mother Goddess for being good to us. This new era has brought something new to us: The area is progressively filling with dwellings, built tight against each other. New generations are building their houses over the remains of old constructions. Our greatest families have now constructions way up over the land, proudly showing off their shrines and wealth to the community. Who knows, when the children of our children will come to the world, which clan will rule this multitude?

In Höyük, each player represents a clan that settles with other clans to erect a village. During the game, a replica of a Neolithic settlement will be built on the Höyük board using tiles that represent houses. Many additional pieces — such as ovens, shrines, and pens — will also aid a player in building his settlements. (“Höyük” is Turkish for hill or mound. The word is also used for prehistoric settlements in the region that have a characteristic, hill-like look from houses being built on top of older houses and the absence of streets between the houses because people entered their homes through the roof.) The goal of the game is to build the best settlement and score the most victory points, with multiple paths to victory and many choices along the way. The best clan will prevail in Höyük!


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