luxor

In 2018, Luxor, designed by Rüdiger Dorn, received a Spiel des Jahres nomination.  Considering that a Spiel des Jahres nomination generally leads to good sales, it only makes sense that Queen Games would release more content to support the game.  Luxor: The Mummy’s Curse expansion is now on Kickstarter.

Luxor: The Mummy’s Curse includes components for a fifth player, as well as, four different content modules.  Two of the modules are comprised of new equipment cards and treasure tiles.  The “mummy module,” which includes a mummy standee, 20 talisman tokens and 18 mummy tiles, introduces a mummy that players may move around the board to curse other players in order to collect talisman tokens, which can be spent on reward tiles.  The “special adventurers” module brings variable player powers.

The Kickstarter campaign for The Mummy’s Curse includes pledge levels for the expansion, as well as, a bundle with the base game.  Price tiers and full content details can be found on the Kickstarter campaign page.

Queen Games has three new games coming to market this November.

First up, set in the Luxor universe is a new Rüdiger Dorn game titled Expedition Luxor. In this area control and tile placement game,

Two to four players deploy their adventurers to claim the locations they discover. However, they must be careful, because the adventurer that is placed last will be the one that claims the discovery and earns vital points at the game‘s climax.

Next up, by designer Christophe Behre is the bidding game, Bastille.

The player who uses his influence most clever in the bastille, the catacombs and fulfilling his mission cards will win the game based around the French revolution.

While the first two game releases have strong historical settings, the tile laying game, Skylands, is pure fantasy where the world has already been destroyed and it’s up to the remaining inhabitants to unite the remaining flying islands.

The players control the fate of the inhabitants and create their own island world. The player who utilizes the four actions of the game to their best advantage and closely watches their fellow players will win the game.

Look for these exciting new games in November along with Kingdom Builder: Family Box and the Arthur expansion to Merlin.

If you are looking for a bundle of new games to share with the family at Thanksgiving this year, Queen Games has just the answer with their newly launched Kickstarter Campaign for Kingdom Builder Family Box.  The Kingdom Builder Family Box includes the base game of Kingdom Builder and the Nomads expansion as well as the Queenie Promotional expansions Caves and Capitol.  If that is not enough Kingdom Builder for you, you can pick up a copy of  Kingdom Builder Big Box 2nd Edition instead, which includes all four expansions (Nomads, Crossroads, Marshlands, and Harvest) and all three Queenie promotional expansions (Islands, Caves and Capitol).

For a really big haul of Queen Games, the Kickstarter offers a bundle that includes The Kingdom Builder Family Box, Luxor, Maharani, and Kairo.  All four Queenie promotional expansions for Luxor are included in the Luxor bundle.

The Kickstarter Campaign runs through August 10, 2018 with a delivery of all games in November 2018.

The Spiel des Jahres award nominees have been announced for 2018 across their three categories; Spiel desh Jahres (Game of the Year), Kinnerspiel des Jahres (Connoisseur-Enthusiast Game of the Year), and Kinderspiel des Jahres (Children’s Game of the Year). The nominees are:

Spiel des Jahres

Azul

The Mind

Luxor

Kennerspiel des Jahres

Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg

Ganz schön clever

Heaven & Ale

Kinderspiel des Jahres

Emojito!

Funkelschatz (Dragon’s Breath)

Panic Mansion