Indie Boards & Cards (Flashpoint: Fire Rescue, The Resistance, Coup) announces a project to fund a special edition of Coup, the internationally acclaimed game of bluff and deception, with beautiful Brazilian art. Coup has been published in many languages around the world, and many of these international versions feature unique art, inspired by a diverse set of local artistic culture.
Artist Weberson Santiago and publisher Funbox are collaborating with Indie Boards & Cards to release an English language edition of Coup featuring the beautifully unique artwork from the Brazilian version of the game. This will be a limited release and will include the Allegiance and Inquisitor mechanics from the Reformation expansion in a single box called the Coup Deluxe Edition – Brazil Art.
The publisher is currently running a very brief, 15-day Kickstarter project for this new version of the game. For more information and to support this project, visit its Kickstarter page.
Stronghold Games and eggertspiele have just announced a strategic partnership whereby Stronghold Games will co-publish all future eggertspiele tiles in English for the North American market, effective immediately.
This is not the first time that these two companies have collaborated on a project; the most recent evidence of this is in Stronghold’s recently released Porta Nigra, as well as Time ‘N’ Space (2013), and Milestones (2012). Stronghold Games is currently in the process of releasing the award-winning Village line of games, also from eggertspiele. These games will be released between April and June of 2016.
“We are very excited by this Strategic Partnership with the world-renowned company, eggertspiele,” said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “This strengthens our commitment to bringing great games from Europe to North America and the rest of the world.”
“Joining with Stronghold Games as our exclusive North American partner for English was an obvious extension of the existing relationship between the companies,” said Peter Eggert, President of eggertspiele. “Stronghold Games has been a great partner in the past, and their growth over the past several years will strengthen both brands around the world.”
Through this new partnership, Stronghold Games and eggertspiele will begin with three new titles: Animals On Board, JÓRVÍK, and Great Western Trail.
Below are the official press release descriptions of these three upcoming games for 2016:
- Animals On Board:
You have an ark, and you want to take as many animals on board as you can. Unfortunately, a guy named Noah claims all animal pairs for himself. However, you can gather a herd of three, four or five animals of a species, which is even more valuable! But forming a herd usually requires you to get a pair first… When the arks depart, will you have the most valuable Animals On Board? Animals On Board is an easy to learn, fast game with lots of tricky decisions. Street date: April 2016.
- JÓRVÍK – designed by Stefan Feld:
You are a Viking Jarl gaining prestige by trading goods, holding big feasts, funding pillages, commissioning craftsmen, and hiring soldiers to defend the city against recurring invasions. JÓRVÍK is a reimagining of Die Speicherstadt (2010), where players utilize a simple yet brilliant worker placement and bidding mechanism to build up their trading empires. JÓRVÍK will include two versions: A streamlined base game and an advanced game, which adds into the game the rare expansion formerly called Kaispeicher. Street date: Q4’2016
- Great Western Trail:
You are rival cattlemen in 19th century America, herding cattle in a circular trail from the south of Texas to Houston, where your cattle are then shipped by train earning you money and victory points. Hire capable staff, such as cowboys to improve your herd, craftsmen to build your cattle posts, or engineers for the railroad line. Upon each arrival in Houston, have your most valuable cattle in tow. The winner will be the player who manages his herd best, and exhibits good timing in mastering the opportunities and pitfalls of the circular trail. Street date: Q4’2016
More information on these two companies and the announced partnership can be found on the Stronghold Games and eggertspiele websites.
The Dwarves: The Board Game: Own the award-winning fantasy board game – and help making it more awesome with the Saga Kickstarter!
The Dwarves: The Saga is an expansion for The Dwarves: The Board Game, a game by Pegasus Spiele that has taken its source material from a very popular German adventure series, The Dwarves by Markus Heitz. This epic series tells the tale of the Dwarves Tungdil (the stories’ hero), and his friends Balyndis, Boëndal, Boïndil and Bavragor on their fight to save their homeland Girdlegard.
The Dwarves is a cooperative game in which players take on the role of one of the dwarf characters from Heitz’s stories. Players work together to stop the evil forces comprised of Orcs, Trolls, and the Älfar from flooding Girdlegard. The players’ goal is to complete a number of main quests in the form of Scenario cards before the forces of evil take over Girdlegard, and side quests are included to enrich gameplay.
This Kickstarter project includes not only this new expansion, but also the base game as well, available in English for the first time.
A copy of The Dwarves: The Board Game includes 20 Älfar troops, 30 Orcs troops, 5 Health tokens, 36 Perished Land tiles, 15 Value modification tiles, 1 Tunnel Tile, 1 Doom Token, 1 Hero Token, 30 Adventure cards, 12 Scenario cards, 5 Dwarven figures, 5 character boards, 1 game board, 15 Threat cards, 25 Trolls troops, 5 Scenario tokens, 1 Council Token, 22 Equipment cards, 7 Number dice, and 3 Recruitment dice.
The Dwarves: The Saga expansion will include:
- 2 new game boards
- 4 new miniatures
- 2 new punchboards
- 12 new and additional value modification tiles
- New Scenarios, Adventures and Threats for you to face!
- 75 new Wooden Meeples
Many stretch goals are also available to backers of this project. To support it, visit the Kickstarter page here.