In 2017, Renegade Game Studios and dlp games released Altiplano, a bag-building game from designer Reiner Stockhausen. Renegade has announced that Altiplano will be getting an expansion, Altiplano: The Traveller.
When you are visiting alpacas in the South American highlands The Traveler will provide more resources, locations and a public trading point for assets. The expansion is designed by Reiner Stockhausen, along with Louis and Stefan Malz, and features more artwork from Klemens Franz. The estimated release date for Altiplano: The Traveler in North America is October.
You can read Renegade’s full announcement here. The game page for the expansion on the publisher’s website can be found here. The original base game of Altiplano received a Seal of Excellence from the Dice Tower, and Tom Vasel’s review can be seen here.
DLP Games has announced a new family card game for release in Spring 2018.
In Moorea, players are inhabitants of the South Seas island trying to build the most impressive buildings and collect the most valuable treasures. Do you build canoes to travel around and gain seashells for the longest chain, or do you invest in tools, wood, and bamboo to construct buildings?
Moorea is a family game designed by Reiner Stockhausen with art by Klemens Franz with 165 cards and is intended for ages 8 and up.
In addition to Moorea, DLP will be releasing some new tiles for Orléans. This small tile pack will contain three new buildings: Opera, Cathedral, and Statue.
Both Moorea and the Orléans tile pack are scheduled to be released in Spring 2018, though no specific release date has been set yet.
You can find more information on the DLP site.
Altiplano, the highly anticipated follow-up bag building game from publisher DLP Games, Orléans designer Reiner Stockhausen, and artist Klemens Franz, has a new publisher for North America. Renegade Games will be bringing this Essen 2017 sell-out to North America in Q1 2018. Altiplano uses the popular bag building system made popular by Orléans, coupled with management of scarce resources in the high plateaus of South America.
For more information on Altiplano, check out Renegade Games’ webpage here.
DLP Games has announced the new bag builder game Altiplano, from Orleans designer Reiner Stockhausen and artist Klemens Franz. Altiplano promises to be a complex strategic game taking place in the Altiplano plains of South America. 2-5 players work to collect and organize goods, some of which are not immediately available or usable to each player, since players start with unique resources and roles. Not only are the resources tight in Altiplano, but storage and delivery of goods can be extremely important and highly competitive.
You can read more about Altiplano on the DLP website, however if you are not fluent in German, get ready to let google translate for you. The game is expected to release in Europe at Essen Spiel, in October 2017.
Renegade Games has been on a hot streak as of late getting their games ported over to other languages. First was their newest release, Lotus, getting a Japanese translation, and now World’s Fair 1893 will be getting a German release courtesy of DLP Games. World’s Fair 1893 is a family weight game where you are drafting cards in order to get sets of tickets for each ride, and securing control of areas on the board to score points. All told the game is getting great reviews and so it’s no surprise that they were able to get it localized in another language. The German language version of the game will be at Essen, and then in wide release soon after so keep an eye out for it. You can read the full press release from Renegade Games below.
Renegade Game Studios and DLP Games to release German version of World’s Fair 1893
San Diego, CA (Oct. 10th, 2016) — Renegade Game Studios™, the premier publisher of original games has partnered with DLP Games, a leading German publishing company, to release a localized version of the historically inspire game, World’s Fair 1893.
With three full print runs in the US, the game has been successful with experienced, casual, and new gamers as well as reviewers and award committees.
The World’s Fair of 1893 in Chicago was a spectacular international exhibition that showcased many great achievements in science, technology, culture, and entertainment. Acting as organizers of the fair, players work diligently to increase their influence throughout the fair and obtain the grand exhibits that will be put on display. The organizer who has earned the best reputation when the fair begins will emerge the victor!
“The World’s Fair 1893 is such an carefully thought-out Euro-style game that we are delighted to partner with DLP.” says Renegade President Scott Gaeta. “We look forward to sharing it with fans in Germany through this partnership.”
Look for World’s Fair 1893 in German at the DLP Games booth or in English at friendly local game stores in the US and online. World’s Fair 1893 takes about 40 minutes to play and is for 2-4 players ages 10+. It is co-published with Foxtrot Games in the US and has won numerous awards including the Mesa Select Award in 2016.
You can visit: www.renegadegames.com for more information about our games and the designers we work with.
Tasty Minstrel Games (TMG) has finally released Orléans into mass market in the Americas.
Orléans, designed by Reiner Stockhausen, is a “bag building” game in which players will throw tiles into a bag and draw them out randomly to do various things. Players use worker placement elements to try and score the most victory points from a long list of available options. Many elements of the game such as Scholars, Knights and Craftsmen, must be combined in the best possible way to meet your strategy for victory.
“One thing I like is that, while the core of the game is reasonably complex, it’s not gussied up with lots of extra little bits. Each of the eighteen rounds of the game is very simple: reveal an event tile, quickly assess the farmer track, then everyone draws their tokens and plans their actions. After that players take turns performing actions, then the event is resolved. Obviously given how popular some games are that have ninety-two different phases in each round my view is in the minority, but I still think a nice clean system is a plus.” – Dan Blum, Opinionated Gamers
Orléans was first published by dlp games in 2014. It achieved immediate acclaim, getting nominated for three Golden Geek awards and the Meeple’s Choice award for 2014. After its Kennerspiel 2015 nomination, Orléans has become an incredibly sought after product. Getting the game outside Europe was difficult.
Earlier this year, TMG picked up the game for a deluxe Kickstarter version with high quality, larger components (reviewed by Tom Vasel here). TMG also gained the distribution rights to publish in the USA, Canada and Australia. Their retail version of the game has finally arrived and is in stores now. According to their most recent mailing list update, TMG has sold out of all their first print run of the game, so act fast if you want to get a copy!
“Orléans by nature is an engine-building game because you are trying to get your machine working. What workers you get is what makes your game extremely interesting. Let me start out by saying I really enjoyed this game. Wow. Yes the theme is the same old get resources, get workers, blah blah blah. I don’t care about that, I focus on this game straight up on the mechanisms because they were so clear on how they worked. …The fun I had playing this. This is amazing. It’s one of the few times where the theme wasn’t relevant to me because I had so much fun just getting my engine together and working. … High thumbs up for me, this is a game that I enjoyed quite a bit and look forward to playing many more times over the coming years.” – Tom Vasel, Dice Tower. Revew by the Dice Tower can be found here.
The edition now on sale will be the standard edition. There are a few changes to the game, most notable the bathhouse tile (which is often listed as being too powerful and has a few suggested fixes put out for it). TMG has said in the past that there are no plans to put the deluxe edition out for sale to the mass market. You can pick up Orléans here.
The 2015 International Gamers Award nominees for general strategy games released between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 have been announced. The nominees are grouped in two categories—multiplayer and two-player games.
The multiplayer nominees are:
||Tasty Minstrel Games/Quined Games
||Matthew Dunstan and Brett Gilbert
||Space Cowboys/Rebel pl./Asmodee
||Days of Wonder
||Andrea Chiarvesio and Pierluca Zizzi
||ADC Blackfire Entertainment
||Michael Keller and Andrea Odendahl
||PD Verlag/999 Games/Stronghold Games
||Dlp Games/Tasty Minstrel Games
||Gil d’Orey, Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro and Paulo Soledade
||HC Distribuzione/Stronghold Games
|Roll for the Galaxy
||Wei-Hwa Huang and Thomas Lehmann
||Rio Grande Games
|Voyages of Marco Polo
||Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini
||Hans im Gluck/Z-man Games
The two-player nominees are:
|Baseball Highlights 2045
|Fields of Arle
||Feuerland Spiele/Z-man Games
||Lookout Games/Mayfair Games
||Robert Dougherty and Darwin Kastle
||White Wizard Games
|Star Wars Armada
||James Kniffen and Christian T. Petersen
||Fantasy Flight Games
|Wir Sind das Volk
||Richard Sivel and Peer Sylvester
For more details on the nominated games, and on the nomination committee members please go to the International Gamers Awards website here.
Releasing at Essen, in October, from DLP Games is Orléans, a game designed by Reiner Stockhausen (Crazy Kick, Dolce Vita, Siberia). In this medieval themed game set in France, players must assemble various trade craftsmen like knights, farmers, merchants, and monks to dominate trade, construction, and science. The game is for 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up and a play time of 90 minutes. Components include 4 cloth bags, player boards, and merchant tokens, 40 trading stations, 28 wooden cubes, 104 tiles, 90 goods tiles.