Spieleschmiede has announced a new project, Plus Ultra, and the following is the official press release:
Plus Ultra: The Court of the Emperor Charles V
In Plus Ultra, the new project at Spieleschmiede, players work their way to become a Grandee of the King
23.12.2015. Spanish publisher Meridiano 6 starts his game Plus Ultra at Spieleschmiede today. A classical Eurogame with complex strategies for 2-4 gamers from 12 years up.
Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and King of Spain, has become the most powerful man on Earth during the 16th century. Players get into the roles of nobleman at his court in order to earn the esteem and favour of Charles V and become a Grandee of the Empire. They need to use the influence of plenty of different characters, fight wars, get involved in enterprises and support the Church. To localize the rules is the main goal of the campaign at Spieleschmiede.
Lots of gaming material and stretch goals
As the spanish publisher Meridiano 6 already ran a succesfull campaign in their homeland Spain, smithies will get a bulging box. New characters and game modes come along with quality improved boards and cards as well as wooden houses, boats and meeples. As an extra option, smithies can also choose to get a set of specially engraved dice.
The Project runs until 7th February 2016 at Spieleschmiede.
Tasty Minstrel Games announces a brand new dice game from Dave Chalker (Get Bit) called Thief’s Market. On each turn in this fast dice game, 3-5 players will roll the dice and take turns claiming what they want from the dice pool as loot (or stealing from each other). After all players have loot, they then are able to purchase useful cards with special abilities using any “gems” claimed. “Yellow coin sacks” provide currency to be used later in the form of “wild gems”, and purple masks provide players with victory points. Set in the same thematic world as Harbour and features the art of Rob Lundy.
TMG plans to begin its Kickstarter project for Thief’s Market in January of 2016. TMG states: “Our goal is to be able to deliver the game to you via Send From China (with double-bubble protection like on Harbour) straight from China to arrive 6-8 before GenCon so that we can comfortably release the game at GenCon 2016 (and hopefully sell tons there).”
Watch for this project on Kickstarter over the next month.
MAGE Company has released its December 2015 News bulletin with the following items of interest.
January 18, 2016 Kickstarter Announcement
MAGE Company will Kickstart an old print-and-play game by Todd Sanders, Aether Captains. This steampunk themed, scenario-based, asymmetric board game for 2-5 players pits one player, the commander of the mighty zeppelin fleet, against the many waves of marauding sky pirates. You can preview the upcoming Kickstarter project here.
MAGE Company has partnered with Ninja Division, and the above Kickstarter of Aether Captains will be an immediate product of this partnership. Below is MAGE Company’s official announcement:
MAGE Company has proceeded to a partnership with Ninja Division known for Ninja all Stars and Super Dungeon Explorer games. The board game publisher best known for its titles 12 Realms, Raid & Trade and Res Publica: 2230AD, has now entered in a publishing agreement with Ninja Division, to make its products widely available to the North American and Canadian markets. New distribution partners will begin production of 12 Realms and Raid & Trade soon and they are expected to start distributing early in 2016.
MAGE Company also has announced two new supplementary game products:
New Box and Foam for 12 Realms: Bedtime Story
The production for 12 Realms: Bedtime Story, the 2nd big expansion for 12 Realms is also moving along, with the box and foams of the game being the last production update by MAGE Company. The board game box measures 31*31*10 cm and comes with 3 foams to protect the miniatures from ALL the 12 Realms boxes. The foams can accommodate both Heroes, and Dark Lords, while they also come with custom holes to fit the buildings and other bigger sized minis.
Premium Square Sleeves Now Available
The 53*53mm premium sleeves are now available for pre-order in the MAGE Company online shop! MAGE is the only one producing premium quality sleeves of this size. The re-production is now finished and the estimated time of arrival of the sleeves to the German warehouse is December 20th. These premium quality transparent sleeves can be used in games like Raid & Trade and 12 Realms, as well as fit other games with 50*50mm cards, like Kingdom Death! Check it out at www.magecompany.com
12 Realms: Bedtime Story is recently funded on Kickstarter and Spieleschmiede, but Giochix would also like to announce that it is on Giochistarter as well. These campaigns are all going to be combined to fund the production of the game, and Giochix states that if they reach the mark of 3,000 Euros on Giochistarter, they will add the Italian translation of the rulebook (as the one currently available is in English). The project includes the last 12 Realms expansion as well as the base game and other expansions. See the Giostarter project here.
Another announcement from Giochix is a new game by designer Stefano Castelli called Bomarzo. In Bomarzo, players will take the role of feudal lords of the Orsini. They will be managing one of the four minor fiefs: Collepiccolo, Castelvecchio, Montenero or Mompeo, trying to earn the esteem of the lord of the land. There are “monsters of the park”, however, supernatural forces that can make or break your task of developing your fief. Turning these forces to your advantage and developing the best fief will lead you to victory.
Bomarzo is a game for 2-4 players and plays in about 60 minutes. To back this project, visit the Giochistarter page or the Kickstarter page.