News – Backspindle Games shows off Luchador! 2nd Edition components in an Unboxing video



News – Backspindle Games shows off Luchador! 2nd Edition Components in an Unboxing Video

Yes, a bit of shameless self-promotion here as I am thrilled that the Backspindle Boys have posted an Unboxing video of Luchador! 2nd Edition on Ustream.

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

I have to say that my game is looking gorgeous. The quality seems to be what I’d expected and the special surprise  of a double-sided ring, with one side in a Cage Match Motif is simply awesome.



The boats to Europe and the USA are on their way and I’m really looking forward to demoing at Essen.


Kickstarter News 21/9/14 – If I had the cash, I would take a look at these Euro-Friendly game projects…


Kickstarter News 21/9/14 – If I had the cash, I would take a look at these Euro-Friendly game projects…

Just one I’m afraid. All of you American project owners who can’t be bothered to put the effort in to work with an EU friendly distributor will not get a mention here.


Puerto Diablo

1663, the Carribean. Build a deck with characters and skills. Overcome challenges or hinder others. Improve skills to win the game.

Puerto Diablo lets you experience life in the Caribbean at the end of the 17th century. During the game the players face challenges together. Most challenges can only be overcome by two or more players cooperating. But beware, this is not a cooperative game. Alliances will be short lived. Heartless betrayal can win you the game, but could also turn against you at the worst possible moment. There can only be one winner.




News – Mage Company announce Raid & Trade coming to Kickstarter in November

News – Mage Company announce Raid & Trade coming to Kickstarter in November

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 post apocalyptic board game for 3-5 players, a game of negotiation and resource management. 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 favor 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 have launched a new campaign on Kickstarter for a new game called “The Orcfather” a fantasy-themed card game for 2-10 players. Tow weeks left and secret stretch goals have been unlocked. Check it here: 


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News – I Say, Holmes (Second Edition) – VPG PRESS RELEASE



News – I Say, Holmes (Second Edition) – VPG PRESS RELEASE
“Come, Watson, come!” he cried. “The game is afoot.” - Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of The Abbey Grange

Don your deerstalker hat and cape for I Say, Holmes!, a card-driven romp through Victorian England that has you trying to come out on top of a Sherlock Holmes investigation. Some rounds you’ll be playing the Great Detective himself as you attempt arrest the villains, while other times you will be one of the criminals (from Colonel Moran to Professor Moriarty) trying to escape Holmes’ grasp.

The first edition of I Say, Holmes! was named one of Toys Bulletin’s Best of 2013, and this new version features completely new custom art alongside custom-shaped, laser-cut counters; we’ve brought all of our expertise to bear on making I Say, Holmes! into one of our most stunningly beautiful games yet.

Click here for all the details on I Say, Holmes.



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 and make the payment via PayPal to the following account:

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 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 -

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