New games 2020: Hallertau

Our last, but not least, new release of 2020 is literally a BIG one:

Hallertau Cover

With a box like Caverna, a theme like Agricola, and designed by the same guy: Uwe Rosenberg's latest strike of genius, Hallertau, combines new and old mechanics alike to create a completely new gaming experience! The “Worker Placement” mechanism receives an upgrade, as it is now possible to use an action space multiple times, for a higher price, of course, instead of simply blocking it. Sheep still serves as a source of wool and milk income but they age over the course of the game and, eventually, they die. Plus, cultivation gets more involved: frequently used fields yield less and less resources, whereas fallow fields increase in efficiency over time. All that combined with a new card mechanism that allows you to play a bunch of cards at any time to gain the edge. Interested in learning more? Then click the following link and download the rule book:

Hallertau

By the way: Still not sure this game is what we say it is? Then head over to BGG, where Dale of Opinionated Gamers provides an in-depth review:
Detailed Preview/Review on the Opinionated Gamers

Update

Yes I admit... I forgot the release dates. Again... Sorry -_- ! Please find below the estimated release dates:

  • Germany: October 22nd
  • Europe: Mid November
  • International: December / January (depends on shipping times, customs, etc.)

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New games 2020: Cantaloop - Book 1

You like riddles? And good stories? Then this is for you!

Cantaloop - Book 1 Cover

What do you get if you combine a book, an escape room and an old-school "Point & Click" adventure?

Newcomer designer Friedemann Findeisen tried exactly that and came up with Cantaloop - Book 1: Breaking into prison. The first book in Lookout Games new interactive adventure book series is a playable thriller about a hacker, a lady and a crook. Oh! And - of course - a bad guy you want to take revenge on. Explore your way through beautifully illustrated locations, collect and combine items in order to solve riddles and talk to crazy characters in order to advance in the story. A book full of fun and a new approach to story telling - at least for the board game market.

Cantaloop - Book 1: Breaking into prison will hopefully be available before the end of year (at least in Germany). Unfortunately this game is the one which suffered most from the current situation in our new releases line-up. We were still eager to show you Friedemanns and our work so that you hopefully will forgive us if the games won't be available before Q1 2021. We will keep you updated about any news we get!

You can find out some more about the game (including a few first images) on the games sub-page:

Cantaloop - Book 1: Breaking into prison


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Don’t forget to mark the date of our upcoming Kickstarter campaign for the Grand Austria Hotel expansion LET’S WALTZ!. Starting October 22, we’ll invite you onto the dance floor:

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New games 2020: Patchwork Xmas

A new day, a new announcement. Today is all about Patchwork

Patchwork Xmas Cover

A special treat for all Patchwork fans awaits! Patchwork Xmas is a festive re-theme of Uwe Rosenbergs classic and the perfect gift for Christmas! Present your family and friends with this edition and let them fall in love with Patchwork like you already did. The game will be available in time for Christmas in the U.S.A., U.K., Scandinavia, Canda, China, Poland, Japan, Hungary and - of course - Germany. Head over to the games sub-page for some more details and images:

Patchwork Xmas


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Don’t forget to mark the date of our upcoming Kickstarter campaign for the Grand Austria Hotel expansion LET’S WALTZ!. Starting October 22, we’ll invite you onto the dance floor:

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New games 2020: Expansions for Agricola and Nusfjord!

2020 has been challenging for us all and we didn’t always know whether the games we had planned for this year will make it in time or not. But it looks good now, so it’s high time we announce what we have in store for you!

Agricola: Dulcinaria-Deck Nusfjord: Salmon-Deck

In both of these cases there isn’t really much to say. Our popular classic, Agricola (Revised Edition 2016), gets its fourth card expansion, the Dulcinaria Deck, providing fans of Uwe Rosenberg’s master piece even more variety. For additional information, consult the expansion’s sub-page: Agricola (Revised Edition 2016): Dulcinaria Deck

Fans of Uwe Rosenberg’s more recent game Nusfjord also have a reason to rejoice: the Salmon Deck, much like its predecessor, the Plaice Deck, provides an additional 44 new A, B and C buildings for more variety, another variant Elder card, and yet another set of metal coins. For a peek into the expansion’s appendix, consult its sub-page: Nusfjord: Salmon Deck


Update: Whoops... I nearly forgot to tell you when these expansions will be released. Please be aware that releases outside of Germany are always depending on shipping times, customs and more:

Agricola (Revised Edition 2016): Dulcinaria Deck & Nusfjord: Salmon Deck - estimated releases:

  • Germany: October 22nd
  • Europe: Mid November
  • International: December / January


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Don’t forget to mark the date of our upcoming Kickstarter campaign for the Grand Austria Hotel expansion LET’S WALTZ!. Starting October 22, we’ll invite you onto the dance floor:

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GRAND AUSTRIA HOTEL WILL GET AN EXPANSION!

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Our popular game GRAND AUSTRIA HOTEL will have an addition to the family. The brand-new expansion LET’S WALTZ! will be launched on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter on October 22nd - just in time for SPIEL DIGITAL. Reserve a place in the best hotel in town and join us on this exciting journey. We’re looking forward to celebrating this time together with you all!

Check the kickstarter preview-page here

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You can find all exciting information about this game here.