New games 2022: Atiwa
Does game design influence our future?
ATIWA, the new hit game by Uwe Rosenberg, carries the hope for a better environment.
At UK Games Expo , we presented our new Uwe Rosenberg game for the very first time: ATIWA takes players to Ghana, West Africa, to a village community on the edge of a nature reserve that provides clean drinking water to a large area.
In the role of a family of fruit growers, players learn that fruit bats - formerly feared and hunted as fruit thieves - are in fact incredibly useful animals. While the nocturnal animals continue to eat fruit from the trees, in doing so they equally disperse seeds over vast areas of the country. In this way, they help to reforest fallow land and - in the medium term - improve harvests. This realization has led to a symbiotic cooperation between fruit bats and the fruit farms. The animals are kept as "pets" in order to increase the size of the farms more quickly. Tall trees are left as roosts, providing shelter for them rather than hunting them for their scant meat. However, if you have a lot of fruit bats, you need a lot of space...
Experts are needed in this classic worker placement game, especially since the game features lots of cards and over 300 wooden components(including many, many #batmeeples). The perfect balance between fruit bats and the growth of the farm is the key to success and thus to victory. ATIWA, the new Uwe Rosenberg for 1-4 game expert players aged 12 and up will be available at SPIEL '22 in Essen this October. Just look out for the #fruitbats!
Since we've received a lot of inquiries about the game since the weekend and especially regarding the cover, we've put a more detailed press release alongside our announcement to be able to answer your questions. The full press release can be viewed and downloaded via the following link:
NEW COLLEAGUES AND A SHORT BREAK FOR THE WEBSHOP.
Online shop summer holidays
Actually, I wanted to announce today that we will soon send our fabulous webshop manager on vacation. But a cold was faster: get well soon!
Therefore, the Lookout webshop is closed temporarily as of today.
The following services will be unavailable for three weeks:
- Online-Shop : May 13th, 2022, 12:00 (CET) - June 7th, 2022, 10:00 (CET)(
- Replacement part service: May 13th, 2022, 12:00 (CET) - June 7th, 2022, 10:00 (CET)
Your requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis upon the colleague's return. If you can't do without Lookout games: Your FLGS will be happy to assist you with Lookout games!
THE NEW ONES AT LOOKOUT: TEAM UPDATE
There is a lot going on at Lookout. The many projects have brought us a few new colleagues:
Hello, I am Günter.
The quiet man from Bad Nauheim is well known. He is regarded as a veteran of the German board game scene, even though he doesn't play games himself. But that has never stopped him from recognizing the potential of a good game. Günter has been with Lookout since our early years, and since fall he has been a permanent member of the team again, taking care of our international distribution partners.
In the past, Günter made sure that BOHNANZA was known all the way to Asia, but today he takes it much easier: He is currently in training to become a non-medical practitioner. Our colleague does not play, but he is always available for a good book.
Hello, I am Anika.
With our #PaperPoint'nClick series of interactive #adventure books, we've kicked off a whole new chapter of Lookout history. To ensure that the future volumes also have interesting stories to tell, we have added a professional storyteller to the editorial team:
Anika comes from Viersen on the Lower Rhine, studied in Cologne, and brings experience in editing and from a book publishing house. As a junior editor, she has been taking care of our book heroes since the beginning of the year, putting them out of their misery and pushing the stories forward. You can be curious!
For Anika, writing is like eating, drinking or breathing. Thank goodness she also discovered playing for herself. Anika plays and lives in Düsseldorf today and is exactly 4 minutes younger than her twin sister. When she's not working on a text, you're guaranteed to find her at the movies, in a museum, or wrapped in a book. And in case you're interested: Anika plays yellow.
Hello, I am Sonja.
Our youngest team member comes from West Middle Franconia. The state-certified foreign language correspondent impressed us with her determined nature right from the start. Since January, she has been strengthening our editorial team, taking care of translations and helping out in marketing. She is also already busy at game events, explaining and presenting our games.
Sonja has just moved to the German capital. She likes movies, spring and the sea. She also likes to be outside, whether on foot or by bike. As a player, she considers her moves carefully - you see, we have found another tactician for the Lookout team here!
New games 2022: 15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box
XXL News for All AGRICOLA Fans: This Is as Good as It Get’s
15 years since the release of Uwe Rosenberg's exceptional game! High time to bring former highlights and crazy farm excesses into the here and now in this anniversary edition. Everything in an XXL box, with card storage box, storage compartments for the components and the complete Agricola (revised Edition): Artifex and Agricola (Revised Edition): Bubulcus deck! An agricultural feel-good carefree package.
We have summed up your suggestions, wishes and proposals over the past years and – with the constantly rising material and production prices in mind – tried to keep the balance between #whatweallwant and – what retail und your purses might be in for.
The center of 15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box will of course be the Agricola (Revised Edition)*. For the very first time, we are adding the complete Agricola (revised Edition): Artifex and Agricola (Revised Edition): Bubulcus deck to the base game, plus some coveted older promo decks, which have been adapted to the Agricola (Revised Edition). A lot of effort, even more love and a few extra goodies have been added. We don't want to reveal everything today.
Above all, the box will offer one thing fans were looking for years: a fine inlay for quick setup and storage space for all previously released expansions that are compatible with the Revised Edition!
So this is it. 15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box:
- The ultimate starter package with lots of extras for all players, still swooning about owning your very own copy of Agricola (Revised Edition).
- The best opportunity to upgrade from first release Agricola from the 2007-2015 era to the heavily improved aka Revised Edition of 2016.
- Last but not least, the ultimate box for collectors, which also offers space for all your already existing Agricola (Revised Edition) expansions.
15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box will be launched at SPIEL `22 in Essen*. For our fans abroad: Asmodee and our distribution partners ordered copies in seven languages** for worldwide distribution - all of them are #limitedanniversaryedition.
Happy Easter from the Lookout Team
* For those of you who still holding on to your original Agricola edition from 2007: In 2016, the majority of all suggested improvements and updates were incorporated in the mechanics - thanks to your contribution in Agricola player groups and expert forums. This is all embedded in a nearly flawless Agricola (Revised Edition).
** As of: April 2022
Webshop maintenance and some Royal Eggs ahead.
Perfect Easter Treat: Ei my Goods! Royal Eggs
In Oh my Goods! by Alexander Pfister it’s all about getting the goods going! But what‘s this? A game in an egg? Yeah. Lookout sneaked into the Easter bunnies study to reveal ALL his secrets!!
Well, almost all of them are hidden in Ei my Goods!, Lookouts Easter Edition of this nice little card game for 2-4 players aged 10 and up:
“The players are crafts-bunnies, this time creating pastries, chocolates, Easter baskets and planting spring flowers (instead of coal, tools, clothes). The player who builds buildings which benefit from each other and manage their production chains best will gain the most victory points and become a master craftsman - aka Easter bunny.”
Have you shuffled your cards already?
This special edition is bilingual (German/English) and available in the Lookout webshop .
Speaking of the webshop, we're doing some spring cleaning this week!
Due to maintenance work the Lookout webshop is not available for 24 h:
Closed from March 31st, 2022, 09:00 (CET) – April 1st, 2022, 09:00 (CET)
This Friday 09:00 a.m. we shall be back online and Britta is eager to send out your orders!
Enjoy spring! Your busy Lookout Team
Big Stuff Coming for Cave vs. Cave & Winter Break in the Web Shop
Small dwarfs getting big!!
After the release of Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small - The Big Box, the dwarves didn’t want to be left out: The 2-player version of Caverna is all wrapped up for a complete edition. Caverna - Cave vs. Cave - Big Box contains the base game and the Iron Age expansion and offers a lot of game for two players who compete for being the wealthiest dwarf tribe of them all.
This Uwe Rosenberg classic is all in for 1-2 players aged 12 and up and offers a good time in the caves for about 20-40 minutes.
Available in 2022 in Canada, China, UK, USA, and Nordics.
LOOKOUT WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
One thing we can all agree on: Christmas is Family Business.
The Lookout team will take a break and get into Christmas mood. Here's just a short overview which departments of Lookout are closed for how long:
- Online Shop: Dec. 19th 2021, 19:00 (CET) - Jan 10th 2022, 09:00 (CET)
- Replacement part service: Dec. 19th 2021, 19:00 (CET) - Jan 10th 2022, 09:00 (CET)
- Lookout office: Dec. 20th 2021, 18:00 (CET) - Jan 10th 2022, 09:00 (CET)
In case of emergency, please check in with your local game store — they will have Lookout games in stock.
Well, enough of 2021. Take care, stay safe and we like to see you all again safe and sound in 2022!
Your Lookout team