Stronghold Games Announces PIctomania
January 5, 2015 - 10:54am
Stronghold Games has announced their newest title Pictomania designed by renowned designer Vlaada Chvatil. This game centers around drawing an image and then it being guessed by others at the table as you are trying to guess what they have drawn. This is a reprint of the game which was originally put out by CGE (Czech Games Edition) in 2011. While Stronghold might not be doing many reprints at the moment they originally cut their teeth in publishing doing very good reprints of other games and recently put out the great reprint of Medina. This game does have a firm release date announced by the publisher of March 18 with preorders starting now. As with any title there are always factors outside of the control of the publisher which can push this release date. But Stronghold does usually release games on the date they announce for them. For more information you can read up on the games BGG page. Publishers Press Release below.
Stronghold Games is proud to announce the publication of the second English language edition ofPictomania. This game was previously published only in a very limited edition in English by Czech Games Edition. With the Stronghold Games global distribution network, this publication will provide gamers worldwide with access to this great game.
Pictomania is a drawing game for 3 to 6 players. In Pictomania, however, it really doesn’t matter if you can draw well at all. Each player will draw a picture of a word given to them and at the same time try to guess the drawings of the other players. You don’t have time for a masterpiece – just a small doodle will suffice – and then you will have more time to guess. The player who can doodle just a little bit while making good guesses at the other drawings will be the winner.
Pictomania is designed by the great Vlaada Chvatil, the designer of five of the Top 100 rated games on BoardGameGeek.com. Games designed by Mr. Chvatil include Through The Ages™, Mage Knight™,Space Alert™, Galaxy Trucker™, Dungeon Petz™ and Dungeon Lords™.
Stronghold Games has printed Pictomania at Ludofact Germany, the leading printer of hobby games in the world. Pictomania has a firm Street Date of March 18, 2015, which is timed with the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV that week. Stronghold Games will be in attendance at the GAMA Trade Show, and have copies to demonstrate.
As with all of its new game releases, Stronghold Games will offer Pictomania to its North American customers via their industry-leading Preorder Program. The Stronghold Games Preorder Program offers preorder customers 30% off MSRP, and the guarantee that the games will ship to them before any other customers, including Distributors and Retailers.
Stronghold Games’ preorders for Pictomania begin today, January 5, 2015, coinciding with this announcement. Preorders will begin to ship in mid-February 2015.
“We will continue to bring great games from Europe to North America and the rest of the world, as well as support our existing internal game lines”, said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “We are especially excited to be publishing a game by Vlaada Chvatil, who is unquestionably a top tier designer in the hobby game industry. We are also happy to be working again with the great German publisher and distributor, Pegasus Spiele, under whose license we are publishing. This game truly has great pedigree in all regards.”