Village

Eggertspiele has released a press release unveiling its new logo in the wake of being acquired by Plan B Games. Now inside Plan B Games Europe, Eggertspiele will be branding themselves as a publisher of “medium to heavy complexity European strategy games”. As part of their rebranding, Eggertspiele have updated their fox mascot Jeffrey into a more contemporary, cleaner design. Eggertspiele is the German publishing house behind such modern classics as Mombasa, Camel Up, Village and Great Western Trail.

For more details, you can read the press release on Eggertspiele’s facebook page here.

BAD NAUHEIM

This weekend in the Bad Nauheim area of Germany, Pegasus Spiele is co-organizing an event called BAD NAUHEIM SPIELT! where people will have the ability play all sorts of games at the Sprudelhof, the largest center of Art Nouveau in Germany .  Admission will be free and if the weather is nice a lot of the gaming will be happening outside, and with a library of over 500 games being brought in from Pegasus Spiele, there won’t be a shortage of games to play.  Also of interest will be some national tournaments being put on for the games Istanbul, Village, and Mage Wars, as well as a qualifying tournament for Krosmaster Arena.  So if you have time and are in the area, I recommend stopping by.

stronghold games on way

Stronghold Games announced that pre-order titles are on their way and available to pre-order here – and at 30% off  currently!

“The first batch of 2016 titles are now on the water headed first to our warehouse …and then to your tables and stores everywhere! That means we are now able to open our preorder program for the following titles”

my village

Make your own village in this strategic dice pool game. The brilliance of the design is taking familiar themes and intuitive mechanisms to create an all new and very rewarding, rich experience.
Want more info? Watch the first ten minutes of this playthrough video to get an excellent sense of the core concepts, strategic depth, and beautiful art and components.
village
Can you raise the prestige of your family name as your manage generations of village life in the Middle Ages? This truly beautiful and thematic award-winning game remains accessible while still being challenging and rich every time.
Still on the fence? Watch this five-minute ‘Final Thoughts’ video by Rahdo. See how the design and narrative totally captures Rahdo’s good-hearted nature and empathy.
village expansions
The expansions for Village are all about taking the game to another level. For more experienced tabletop gamers, they are a must have. Also, everything is compatible with previous editions of Village.
piratoons
We’ve already shared with you just how much Tom Vasel enjoys our first pirate game for families and clever adults.
Here’s a link to a promotional video that shows how much fun the game can be if you dress up in colorful pirate attire.
animals on board
You’re trying to get the best sets of animals onto your ark using an innovative take on the “I Split, You Choose” concept.
Animals on Board is easy to learn, plays fast, and still has great gameplay for both families and hobby gamers.

 

 

 

Image Courtesy of BGG

Image Courtesy of BGG

Stronghold Games will be publishing the Kennerspiel des Jahres (2012) winner ‘Village’ along with it’s expansions ‘Village Inn’ and ‘Village Port’, along with the recent Essen 2015 release, My Village. The games are designed by Inka and Markus Brand and will be printed in Germany under license from German publisher Eggert-Spiele.

Village and Village Inn will come first, with an expected release date in time for the Gama Trade show in March 2016. These will be closely followed by Village Port and My Village in May/June 2016 in time for the Origins Game Fair.

Village is a Euro style game for 2 to 4 players with an intriguing twist on resource management – among the more usual resources, you also have to manage time and at some point during the game you will be likely to actually want to kill off your workers. As you may expect, the Inn & Port expansions add an Inn and Port to your village, introducing more options for managing the lives of your family members.

My Village is a standalone game with a very similar theme and weight as Village, but this time uses dice management as it’s primary mechanic instead of cubes & workers.

For more information take a look at Stronghold Game Website

tasty minstrel golden geeks

In Tasty Minstrel Games’ latest newsletter, founder Michael Mindes discusses three areas that are hot topics for TMG at present.  But before that, TMG encourages everyone to try AquaSphere, the latest game from Stefan Feld, and Village Port, expansion to Village, by Markus & Inka Brand.  Both of these games have limited availability.

Golden Geek Awards

TMG has 6 different titles that have been nominated for various categories of the Golden Geek Awards on boardgamegeek.com.  These titles are:

  • AquaSphere – Game of The Year  /  Strategy
  • Orleans – Game of The Year  /  Strategy  /  Innovative
  • Scoville – Artwork & Presentation
  • Eminent Domain: Escalation – Expansion
  • Burgoo – Abstract
  • This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The 2-4 Of Us – Abstract

Testing

In the past year, TMG has been able to expand services to their customers through expanding their staff, resulting in 4 full-time staff and several key contract-based workers.  Mindes states that he is in the midst of testing many things within the company structure, and states the following things explicitly:

  • Everything we decide to do is for the benefit of our Customers. This is our guiding principle.

  • We strive to more directly interact with our Customers while being able to continually create fantastic games that they want.

  • We have a gigantic pipeline of games that is around 40 titles right now, and want to bring these to life quickly, steadily, and carefully.

  • We want to have deep and valuable relationships with our closest stakeholders, this includes game designers, artists, key retailers, reviewers, email subscribers, and so forth.

Successes

TMG lists its top 3 successful sellers:

  • Dungeon Roll – 40,000+
  • Village – About 16,000
  • Eminent Domain – About 15,000

For more information on Tasty Minstrel Games and this latest company news announcement, visit the newsletter here.

juego del ano

The nominations for the Juego del Año Tico 2014 (Costa Rican Game of the Year Award) has been announced.
 
The nominated games are:
 

duel of ages ii
Duel of Ages II.
 

tzolkin
Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar.
 

village
Village.
 
Costa Rica has no boardgame industry, even when the stores that sell boardgames are growing each year.
 
That’s why the Costa Rican Game of the Year is an award given by gamers, as a reward for all the time around a table sharing laughs and toughts.