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Horrible Games is attending the Spielwarenmesse (International Toy Fair) 2019 held in Nuremburg, Germany, from January 30th to February 3rd. Tickets for this fair can only be purchased by trade professionals, but Horrible Games has made available a list of games which they will showcase there.

Their most anticipated game is Alone, a dungeon survival sci-fi horror game, to be Kickstarted mid-February, which includes more content and support for more languages.

The King’s Dilemma, by designers Hjalmar Hach, and Lorenzo Silva, is an interactive, narrative experience with branching story lines based on a deck-building mechanism. Players are various families who lead the government of a kingdom by drawing cards from a common deck which allows a story to unfold. Players discuss, bargain, and make decisions which builds the cards remaining in the deck and shape the story of the kingdom. The King’s Dilemma supports 2-5 players, aged 14+, plays in 30 mins, and is expected to release in Q3 of 2019.

Fantastiq, by the same designers, has players commissioned to create works of art simultaneously each round, using modelling clay, based on titles they’re given. Once done, everyone exhibits their creations which are also matched to the titles. Creations correctly matched score points. Fantastiq is for 3-6 players, aged 8+, and plays in 45 mins. The release date is yet to be announced.

Similo, designed by Martino ChiacchieraHjalmar Hach, and Pierluca Zizzi, is a co-operative deduction game utilizing a deck of 90 large cards which have portraits of famous historical or fictional characters (such as Buddha, Abraham Lincoln, and Cleopatra). A clue giver gets the other players to guess the correct character, from 12 displayed on the table, by giving them clues in the form of cards of characters which have something in common with the one they’re meant to guess. Players remove 1 or more characters which they think don’t have anything in common with the clue. If, at any point, the correct character is eliminated the players lose. If the correct one is the final one to remain the players win. Similo supports 2-8 players, aged 8+, and plays in 15-30 mins. The release date has not yet been announced.

Unicorn Fever, designed by Lorenzo Silva, and Lorenzo Tucci Sorrentino, is a game of racing unicorns. Players place bets then watch the race unfold while trying to influence the outcome by “fixing” it. Unicorn Fever is a spiritual successor to the 2009 title, Horse Fever by the same designers. The game supports 2-5 players, aged 8+, and plays in 60 mins. No release date has yet been announced.

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Over on BoardGameGeek, W. Eric Martin posted a geeklist previewing all the games scheduled to be shown at the 66th Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair in Nürnberg, Germany (January 28 through February 2) and the 112th Annual American International Toy Fair in New York (February 14 through 17). While retail availability is uncertain, these games will at least be viewable, and in some cases demoed, at one of the events.

“Nürnberg and New York won’t be available for purchase immediately, instead appearing in stores over the next few months. Think of this list as a preview of what you might see appear in stores throughout the first half of 2015 (although some games won’t appear until Q3/Q4 2015).”

Here’s the full list of games by publisher:

AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH

Alle Vögel sind schon da!
Bubble Bomb
Five Crowns Junior
GeoCards Europa
Mein erstes Bohnanza
Quanto
Schlafmütze
SOLOmino
Tortenschlacht
Unser Baumhaus

Drei Magier Spiele

Särge schubsen

Pegasus Spiele

Imperial Settlers
Bling Bling Gemstone
VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game

Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH

3 gewinnt!
Dragons: Wettflug zur Dracheninsel
Kakerlakak
Wer war’s: Das Kartenspiel

Schmidt Spiele

Bad Bunnies
Bibi & Tina: Voll Verhext – Das Spiel zum Film
Die Maus: Reise durch Deutschland
Drachen-Rallye
Funny Farmer
Kniffel Master
Mia and me: Einhörner in Gefahr
Qwirkle Cards
Schnell, Prinzessin Sissi!
Vienna

Check out the geeklist for descriptions and details on these upcoming releases.