Spiele-Offensive Crowdfunding News – Kronberger Spiele launches Nord

Spiele-Offensive Crowdfunding News – Kronberger Spiele launches Nord

Kind of like buses, after not seeing Viking themed games for a while, now we have yet another. This one is Euro-Friendly.

Over 1000 years ago in the far north lived an infamous group of men: Vikings. They spread fear and terror, and brought entire kingdoms to their knees. But before any of that was possible, they first had to unite their homeland under one banner …

Vikings, Jarls and Mead – the good old days

In Nord you lead a group of Vikings battling for supremacy of your homeland, the Lofoten Islands, a small archipelago in the northwest of present-day Norway. But the defenses of the opposing Jarls (the viking ruling class) will not be so easy to overcome. Alliances with other settlements will be required, perhaps later allowing the Jarl to be “disposed of”.

Or will you focus more on resources – gathering wood, ore, or treasures in order to gain important victory points. But you also can’t ignore the legendary Jarls like Ragnar, Floki, Thorstein and Eirik, any of whom could thwart your plans.

For experienced gamers who love strategy and tactics

Whether as farmers, fishermen or warriors, you’ll have to use your men at the right time in the right places – without relying on luck. Nord is a superb tactics and strategy game, and is not a game that is overly complicated or that gives you no important decisions. The game mechanics are easy to learn and offer plenty of choices and depth of tactics, with luck playing only a minor role.

Experienced gamers will find much to love in this game. Whether through the variable board layout, or the special Jarls like Ragnar and Floki, you’ll always have new challenges to face.

Here are some of the things that make Nord such a noteworthy game:

  • deep strategy and little luck
  • exciting theme
  • simple mechanics, but many choices
  • multiple ways to earn victory points
  • high replayability through a variable board layout
  • over 100 Meeples!

Only with your support, however, will Nord be the next game from Kronberger Spiele. Despite our past successes, completely financing the game won’t be possible without your help.

Find the project here –



News – Yay! Games will have Frankenstein’s Bodies ready for Essen


News – Yay! Games will have Frankenstein’s Bodies ready for Essen 

Well, the good news is that after funding we’ve carried on developing and the first games arrive next week and we launch at Essen on 16th October!

We’re delighted that we kept the game totally UK based (Cartamundi UK manufactured it).

 Frankenstein’s Bodies is a board based card game for 2-6 players and lasts about an hour.The object is to create two of the finest bodies you can from the cards available.

Each player has two lab benches to work on. You can place body cards of two genders and four serum colours to make the best matched body and score the most points. 

Surgery cards remove parts from other players – but there is the risk of infection. Infected parts score nothing- until they are cleaned by carbolic spray.

If you bring in a Master Surgeon you can use his expertise to prevent infections and stop other stealing parts. But they too can be relocated to an opponent’s lab.

Maybe you should raid the disposal pit to grab a discarded part?

 It’s a fast paced, highly interactive game where body parts are shredded and reassembled quickly.

Frankenstein's Bodies, card board game, horror, boardgamegeek
 For more information go to – http://www.frankensteinsbodies.com/


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!!