Hardly the year is a month old, already casts a playful spring / summer had an effect. Like every year, again in 2012 showed a lot of games publishing their innovations at the international toy fair in Nuremberg Toy Fair. We have opened ourselves to take a look at the new collection, and maybe even discover a thing or two specialties.
Africana is the new concoction by selling author Michael Schacht. In this game the players try to participate successfully in expeditions to the eponymous continent. The players can be with their hole cards, which show certain symbols, move about the plan. They can always decide at the bottom edge of the field lying expeditions to participate. However, only the first gets the reward. The well-known books of Valdora celebrate another appearance. They offer (access to opportunity to win points) contracts to players and assistants (simplification of travel). At first glance, looks like an Africana exciting family game.
If we ever go to Africa, we should also take part in a safari. Photo Safari in the players try to "photograph" to shoot. The picture objects are built in a circle around the pile. Now each player gets a card with a goal three, four or five animals. The goal of the game is to find exactly the order in a circle on the map / manufacture. If a player's turn, he may exchange two cards. Photo Safari is a simple and chaotic chase for the best picture.
In the Ravensburger -. Daughter Alea is this spring everything is made for small pus Six Vegas is a gamblers game set in the gambling city in general. There are six casinos. Each casino is a number (1-6). In each of the casinos you can win many different cash cards. In his train throws his dice and the player must use all the dice in a dice respective casino. Are all used dice, the player wins, the casino, the dice has the most are there. If two players have the same number of dice, wins the third place finisher. Vegas is quite atypical for the program from Alea. We are anxious to see if it can be more sophisticated.
In Saint Malo by Inka and Markus Brand, it is about building a city. This is represented by a writable table. The dice in this game show and noble materials. In his train, the player may throw the dice and dice up to three times put out. With the result, the player can harvest resources, build buildings, noblemen use, etc. How variable are the strategies and what is the luck factor, but will still show.
The highlight for many at Asmodee is the announced extension for 7 Wonders - his CITIES. There was much to see yet, however. Until now, to see the new black city maps. They offer several new opportunities to expand their own city (the military for money) but also more complex map properties (eg you can remove a card in the evaluation of the military). Our impression was that CITIES could be an exciting expansion for fans of the game. For more information on enlargement are here to read our colleague Guido TricTrac. Whether it is a "must buy" is, but we will know until the completion.
With The Iceland Asmodee brings the game Survive! The publisher Stronghold games for the European market. In Iceland The aim is to escape from a sinking island. However, it is every man for himself and sharks and other sea monsters Next make the flight any easier.
By train to train - Germany, a Anniversary edition of the classic comes on the market. The game follows the basic game and is not a remake of the Märklin Edition. It is played on a map of Germany.
Our partnership with Pegasus Games seems to inspire publisher Peter Eggert. Three games were to be considered for the spring. The highlight is definitely Village of Inka and Markus Brand, the already introduced at the Essen game, but was only completed at Nuremberg. In Village, players can relive the life in a medieval village. Over several generations, it brings in a village, breeding animals, makes a career in city hall or church, or explore the surrounding villages. All this is controlled by a mechanism of action exciting stones. The aim of the players is to get into the history of the village and to score points.
Also in the days of knights played by Rainer Knizia Spectaculum. The aim of the game is to put together a possible exciting entertainers and to present them on their way across the country. To spread the players out on a hex value of their jugglers and troops on certain points on or off chip. Especially us here are really great illustrated cards jumped into the eye.
The last game of the spring's milestones. The aim here is to spread on a plan with villages and roads. The game is controlled by a variable player panel, which acts as a kind of roundabout.
Big names to determine the first half of the Heidelberg game publisher. Of Thrones is the first big issue. The second edition of the classic strategy is reflected in new and improved look. In addition to the revamped graphics and an improved material, the new edition also contains elements which came in the first edition of the only extensions that (of siege machines, ...). In addition, a Living Card Game published on the subject and expanded the range of this card game format.
Even the "Lord of the Rings" universe gets supplies. The "Khazad Dhum" extension provides all friends of the Lord of the Rings card game challenges, monsters and heroes. Who is a hero to small group that can access the new edition of the Ring War. In this new edition of one of the achievements of some flow has long been out of print collector's edition.
With the second edition of Descent, the fantasy classics are discovered all over again. Descent into the universe to flow the achievements of one of the mansions of madness. There is now no longer just, "Go into the dungeon, kill all the monsters and bring the treasure with." The game will be much more thematic. To get the heroes and the Overlord independent of each other tasks, which will be met and which are not necessarily always well known. All extensions (except for Paths of Glory) will be compatible thanks to a retrofit kit. We look forward to exploring new caves.
Strategy for friends to come with the extension CIVILIZATION. This is in addition to new races, cities, culture, maps also include new ways to use the earned money. We are excited to see how the new components are integrated into the existing system.
The latest news, we want to pick from our comprehensive catalog, is the final banquet. We have already reported last year on this game for large groups. Especially fans of the werewolves should take a look here again, especially since even the graphics have become really great.
Huch & Friends
With Talat Huch & Friends Initiated by the International Toy Fair "Toy Innovation Award" in the category of teens & Family has garnered from 11 years ago. The peculiarity of Talat is very noble, oriental styling and high-quality feature material that has been highlighted in the award special. Talat is an abstract game for 3 players, the move to 3 pitches towers in 3 colors. Victory points are awarded for hitting by enemy towers and reaching the opponent's baseline.
The new estimates made smart game "Bull's-eye" is radical in which the playing field a target. The disk is divided into four areas of knowledge, in which the victory points, the player will be considered recovered questions. Not always a question can be answered correctly even if one knows the answer. Because the selection of a response are only willing to hand cards on which each of a number from 1 - is pictured 100th Therefore, it is not always exactly accurate answer is obvious and must be approaching.
A little hard-nosed as it is already in NOX. The skull - to be played bartering is not necessarily at night, even if the skull - ambience of the card game is a touch of something creepy. The players place cards with different colors to each other and or numbers and / or side by side in three batches. Have they managed to design three different colors, they can evaluate their cards. Is crisp, the game, because you mutually spit in the soup, and can throw the plans of the other players by "mixing" of the bunch.
The World of ... - Series gets the film world with a new field of knowledge with Oscar - suspicious questions and answers. With betting chips, players can select the default answer, so that even the most difficult questions potentially answerable. It is more difficult when multiple answers possible, because this must all be marked correctly, if the player wants to get the point.
The beginning of our tour was the new offspring of the Catan family - STAR TREK Catan. This is a full-on Star Trek trimmed Catan basic game. Small ships are the roads between our small and large space stations and on the action cards we encounter familiar faces from the TV series. With the Star Trek license from the publisher Catan follows a trend of classic games like Monopoly or Risk, Hasbro and are increasingly offered by Winning Moves for years in a variety of licensing options. For details on the mate Sebastian zuspieler.de
Back to Cosmos: The game captivates at first waka waka by its graphics. The great plan illustrated immediately attracts attention. In this game based in Africa is about to come on trade in certain goods from the three villages. The key trick in the matter is that only part of the plate is visible goods. You get always a pig in a poke. These goods are then rises up on a task bar. Who first comes up, the game won.
For being in the Loca do not get bored, make variable task panels. The game is controlled via the action cards. The players can decide how many actions they want to do. Depending on the number of cards played and the supply of gold is less in the trade and new action cards.
Lakota looks at first looks quite simple. Each player gets a set of wooden chopsticks that are to be placed on a central panel. If a player succeeds, however, to put one of his fingers as a bridge with two others, he is again equal to the number. Thus, from a simple idea into a tricky game of skill.
The sausage on the other hand is a classic dice game gamblers. Each player has a set of six animal tiles. In his train he throws all enclosed cube. These show either an animal or face value. It may be known after the Kniffelprinzp rolled several times and laid out. If a player wishes, he can score one of his animals. To the number of dice down out with the number of out down species is multiplied. It states that the animal in this game no longer be considered. But beware - the dice sausage can make a quick dash through the bill.
The deck comes with a bastard unusual earthy name for the universe - hence publishing. In the game, but it is now time to sow, as such, which is just like dirty. Each player has three pigs. Who will be the first to make his filthy pigs on cards, wins the game. However, the players have to love something about it of course. You can make it rain on just one card and you are the pig is clean again. This problem can be just a shed.
But a flash of the hut on fire again quickly. A lightning rod does help against that, but not against the peasant with the brush. If the hut with a lightning rod still barricaded, one can do his dirty pigs in peace. Bastard presents itself as a simple card game trouble, and thanks to his subject well worth a look.
Uwe Rosenberg has developed something new for those who no longer felt the wish-ton tow Agricola box if they are going to play a friend. The new Agricola game for two players to be the "bring along" the series. At first glance, all the essential elements are to be found again. Whether it can prevail in comparison to its big brother, will show up in the course of the year.
Eggertspiele Our partnership with Pegasus is already well in the family sector and strategy game set up. However, with Mondo sapiens still a product of your own home appears in this sector. The gameplay remains basically the same thing but this time it's about the human world. Sun tile with roads and settlements on the famous pitch to be distributed.
In other areas will find the spring program his followers. For the first time high-quality, abstract board games are made of wood in the program of the publisher. To this end, Pegasus brings with Gerhard's game and design a known quantity in this sector on board.
The Friends of the fantasy games get new feed. With the expansion Tunderstone heart of damnation, the first chapter of the story is completed. But with Thunderstone Advance already a newly designed and revised sequel is in the wings.
For fans of werewolves with the expansion of new artifacts whistle comes back into play. Here, each player receives at the beginning of the game one more card. These represent powerful artifacts that allow players new promotions. This also gets the role of the villagers a new momentum and there are other bases for finger-pointing and debates.
The board game is a fantasy - - With board game Mage Knight - hammer for many players on the German market. The game contains many mechanisms Deck building and die, could wish Friends of the sophisticated fantasy fare. The English Wizkids - output has been running for months at the top of the page Boardgamegeek Hotlist American Games.
But the science fiction genre is not neglected. With the semi-cooperative Panic station, the paranoia of the Alien movies are inspired by or to be erected in an Eminent Domain whole empire in the universe. It combines the mechanisms of Eminent Domain in role choice (such as from Race for the Galaxy) and Deck building in a thrilling blend at first glance. Both games were seen in international versions already on the game in 2011 in Essen.
Later this year, with City Tycoon is still a Sim City for the games table and an old classic with McMulti the gaming scene seem new.
Also at Queen Games, there was again much to discover. Fans of Kingdom builders can look forward to expanding Nomads. This offers new and powerful event platelets (the nomads), new types of landscape and material for another player.
Those who prefer to explore caves should escape again take a look. In this cooperative game of dice, the players try in real time to escape a cave. An enclosed soundtrack is here before the time limit and simultaneously ensures atmosphere. Throughout the game, all players roll their dice at the same time, to discover new areas to find diamonds and escape curses. The game looks at first sight very exciting.
Who wants to take a little time to brood should look purely at Maharani. In the game the players try, the mosaic floor of the Taj Mahal to build. For this purpose, floor plates are inserted correctly. The trick comes with a rotating central panel into the game, which purports to every player on the same display a different build orientation. The players try to combine color fields, and thereby possible to form long chains.
When EDO is put the players in the Japan of the 17th - 19 Century. The game tries to depict the historical events of this special time playful. EDO is a classic building game with a special mechanism of action. The players have a panel with space for three action tiles. These are plugged into the panel. The action tiles show up to four possible actions, with the bottom side of the selected action is.
Urbanization in the player to make the period of industrialization to the modern age. The players spread out on de game plan, build industries and also try to rake in money.
Schmidt Games / Hans im Glück
In Grimoria players assume the role of a young sorcerer's apprentices who are always learning new spells, and thus boost their influence on urban land and its inhabitants. The awards, which can get the young wizards are contained in a small book of spells. Each player has his own here. These books serve both as a player overview and also for selection of a secret charm.
Each round of the games use a spell to get tickets to an open window. They can also irritate each other. Then each round, players will learn new spells. Those who have collected at the end of the best sets and score cards wins the game. Especially the graphics and attention to detail we noticed at Grimoria.
In Santa Cruz, the new great game from Hans im Glück is about to discover an island of the coast and to colonize. These are the players different sets of solid construction and classification maps. On the island are at the crossroads tiles to find how many units must be detected by piece.
This plate can use the maps built settlements and points to be earned. After the island's first fully explored and colonized, begins a second round. Now, players can swap the card sets to the island now known perhaps to find a better way.
Zoch is known for his unusual family and skill games. Also this spring, was on the stand to see something special. Riff Raff impressed by his presentation. At a towering wave a ship trying to avoid capsizing. The players are the crew of this ship. Your job is to keep the cargo on board.
At the beginning of each round, each player chooses one of his cards with a value of one to ten. After all players have discovered the cards, the player with the highest value of the cargo securing. For this purpose he chooses a part of his set of goods and putting it on the part of the ship with the selected number (1 - Hull, 10 - the highest tower). If this bit is down, the players try to catch things. Everything was caught coming out of the game the rest comes to the charge storage of the player. Who has the fewest pieces after 10 rounds in the private stock, wins the game. We are very excited about this spectacular game of skill.
With so much news it was not possible for us to explain to each new game to the last detail. However, we do not complete the report without having to tell a little anecdote on the edge. On an Italian level, we found on Saturday, the sign shown above. Sometimes one wishes the serenity of this stand operators. So, we hope, despite the fact that we could only represent a snapshot of the show, but an interesting overview given and raised the anticipation for the 2012 games to have. It will come out in any case, for every type of player and every taste.