Eggertspiele has announced a new title for their catalog – Coimbra. Coimbra is designed by Virginio Gigli and Flaminia Brasini and is illustrated by Chris Quilliams. Coimbra is a set in the Portuguese city with the same name during the Age of Discovery (15th – 16th century).
As one of Coimbra’s oldest houses, your role is to seek prestige with the monasteries, universities, and fund explorations. To do this, player’s will draft dice each round that can be used in multiple ways and taking dice can affect turn order, income, and the cost of bribery . Whoever can optimize the use of the dice and the constant change of synergy with the monasteries, universities, and expeditions will be the winner.
Coimbra is a designed for 2-4 players and takes approximately 60-90 minutes. Coimbra pre-orders will open April 16, 2018 and it will be released on August 2, 2018 at GenCon.
Flatlined Games has announced an experiment for this year’s Essen Fair in October 2015. This year, they will be selling limited print runs of two new titles through pre-order for pick up at Essen. Flatlined states “These games may see a larger, industrially produced print run in the future”, but this is not guaranteed. Depending on gamer interest, this could be the only opportunity to get these games.
The games are:
- Steamrollers, a dice-drafting train game designed by Mark Gerrits for 2-5 players. Players draft dice from a common pool to build a rail network, upgrade equipment, acquire special powers and deliver goods to score VPs. Each player used pen or pencil to track their growing network on a personal map. The player with the most VPs wins. The game is designed to play in 30 minutes.
- Otter Nonsense, a card game designed by Eric Hanuise for 2-6 players. Using cards with illustrations of otters drawn by Elisabeth Hanchir, player play cards to three pile in the turn, following the direction and characteristic of the previous card. Inability to play a card forces the player to give a point to the previous player who blocked them. Emptying your hand earns bonus points. The first player to seven points wins. The game plays in 15 minutes.
Flatlined also has two other events scheduled for Essen:
- Kwanchai Moriya will be signing games containing his artwork, particularly Rumble and Twin Tin Bots
- Flatlined’s latest Kickstarter game Argo will be available for demos at Essen
Finally, Flatlined will have a few copies Dragon Rage, Rumble and Robin available at Essen. Details from Flatlined can be found here.