The following press release was written by someone who's first language is not english. It is in regards to the newest release by designer Michael Schacht for his new game Hellweg Westfalicus. It is slated to be available at Essen. Please read the press release below for full details and a description of the game.
„Spiele aus Timbuktu“ is back again!
Since 25 years Michael Schacht designs games. The anniversary year is a good opportunity for a big celebration.
That started in february with the anniversary game „HAN“.
At the „Internationalen Spieletage“ fair in Essen will be now published „Hellweg westfalicus“ which celebrates a second anniversary as well: 15 years of „Spiele aus Timbuktu“.
This small publishing project run by Michael Schacht originally offered games to tinker. Over the time a collectors box, expansions and „real“ produced boardgames as special editons competed the portfolio.
With „Hellweg westfalicus“ now gets a special edition released that is a moderate economic game for 2 to 4 players from 10 years on. The Westphalian Hellweg is a more than 5000 year-old road between Duisburg and Paderborn and was up to the Middle Ages of great importance for trading.
From the box: „Buy goods at low prices and sell them for maximum profit! On offer are salt, beer and ironware. If you wait too long, you might get a good purchasing price but only for what is still left. You can create trade routes with the help of coaches and thus supply distant towns. The player who owns the most money after 12 rounds wins the game.“
„Hellweg westfalicus“ is a boardgame for 2 to 4 players from 10 years on, duration 30-60 minutes
Content: 35 cards, 90 wooden tiles, 45 coins, 1 gameboard, 1 rulebooklet (german and english)
Publisher: Spiele aus Timbuktu, Agentur Vielfalt (1F 103)
Already part of the game is the expansion module „Warehouse and Privilegies“ for experts.
At the fair in Essen „Hellweg westfalicus“ can be found at the booth of the „Spielbar“ (Halle 1F 103) for the anniversary price of 25 €.
Exclusive expansion, surprise packs and playing with the designer
All buyers of „Hellweg westfalicus“ will get at the booth of the „Spielbar“ (hall 1F 103) additonally an exclusive mini expansion and a surprise pack, as long as the stock lasts.
More events at the booth are planned, for example „playing with the designer“ and a big raffle with a lot of prizes, where everyone can take part. The main prize is a visit by Michael Schacht at the home of the winner for a together game evening (Germany only).
The exact schedule of the events will be communicated later.