The year ends brilliantly!
Agricola fundraising campaign, waltzing in Vienna and winter break in the webshop
Some of you already collected it, the 15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box. And whether it's the Anniversary Box or the 15 years of Agricola - Collector's Box for all fans who also want to store their collected Agricola treasures in style: Something is particularly important to us in the context of this anniversary!
15 years of Agricola is a perfect reason to be grateful and give back. For each copy of the 15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box sold in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, we will donate € 1.- to Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft , to support school farms in Germany and provide children and young people with valuable experiences.
Anyone who would like to contribute is welcome to do so. Lookout reserves the right to increase the donation amount, which will be raised until December 31st 2022.
Information about the donation campaign can be found here:
* Please note that, since this donation campaign is tailored for the German market, this information is only available in German.
Let’s dance the night away:
November 11th not only marks the start of the carnival season, in Vienna it also heralds the ball season. The guests of the Grand Austria Hotel are all dressed up, the champagne is flowing and the waltz sounds from the ballrooms of the city...
Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz, the expansion to the popular Grand Austria Hotel by Simone Luciani and Virginio Gigli, was introduced via Kickstarter in 2020. Your feedback and inquiries made it possible, so we are able to roll out a retail edition by the end of this year.
German-language copies are already available in stores, the editions for the international market are on their way and will arrive in the coming weeks (due to the Christmas holidays, it's possible that the games will not show up before January 2023 on some markets)!
Hurry up! The Lookout Webshop is closing for Christmas
To ensure that your gifts reach you in time, our webshop will be open until 12:00 (CET) on December 15th. That way, shipment within Germany shall be with you just time.
This ensured, the Lookout team will take a break and get into Christmas mood, too. Here’s an overview which parts of Lookout are closed for how long:
- Online shop : Dec. 15th 2022, 12:00 (CET) - Jan. 4th 2023, 09:00 (CET)
- Replacement part service: Dec. 15th 2022, 12:00 (CET) - Jan. 4th 2023, 09:00 (CET)
- Lookout office: Dec. 16th 2022, 15:00 (CET) - Jan. 2nd 2023, 09:00 (CET)
In case of boardgame emergency, please check in with your local game store.
Let’s help Santa get some work done here!
Hohoho from the Lookout
IT MIGHT TAKE US A LITTLE LONGER…
... DUE TO: CONSTRUCTION WORK!
We are back from SPIEL'22 and still blown away by the fabulous feedback we received for ATIWA, 15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box and our other new products. The plan was to put the remaining quantities from SPIEL'22 immediately into the webshop for you. Unfortunately, the road construction office had a different plan:
Due to road works on the access road of the Lookout warehouse, heavy deliveries are currently (nearly) not possible. As a result, our trade show goodies & remaining games are not expected to arrive there before the end of October.
Once they have arrived, the following items will be immediately added to the webshop :
- 15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box (English)
- 15 years of Agricola - Collector's Box (language neutral)
- ATIWA (German and English)
- Caverna - The Cave Farmers: Frantic Fiends (English)
- Hallertau promo (English)
Orders of all currently listed items from the webshop are still possible (but might have delays in shipment). Thank you for your patience!
The following new releases for the German market will be distributed by Asmodee Germany directly to your FLGS in Germany / Austria / Switzerland:
- Isle of Skye - From Chieftain to King - The Big Box
- Grand Austria Hotel
- Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz (Retail Edition)
- Stack 'n Stuff
Please note: These items will not be listed in the Lookout webshop . Shipment to internation distribution partners is already happening.
THE "KENNERSPIEL DES JAHRES 2016" IS GETTING BIG!
New players get an easy entry to the cirtical acclaimed game Isle of Skye - From Chieftain to King by Alexander Pfister and Andreas Pelikan with this new Big Box edition. The box alread includes the family friendly Druid expansion, the Tunnel tiles mini expansion, as well as the brand new Boderlands Module mini expansion and offers hours and hours of gameplay.
Already available at your friendly local game store in Germany, and on its way to Canada, Scandinavia, U.S.A. and the United Kingdom.
SPIEL ‘22 IS GONNA BE GREAT!
So good to be back after two years break!
Since January of this year, Asmodee Germany is handling distribution of all Lookout titles. That’s why you will find Lookout very easily among all major Asmodee studios at hall 1. Our usual booth was unfortunately taken, but we will make it up to you with an additional booth in hall 6 – in coop with HÜNE gaming tables .
The good news: we can welcome you at two booths!
At both booths you can also take a look at the 15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box. Want to know more? Check our social media channels for update information!
MORE NOVELTIES TO BE RELEASES AROUND SPIEL
We have already introduced Atiwa and the XXL 15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box, as well as 1880 China in a graphically revised edition. But we wouldn't be Lookout if we didn't bring you more at SPIEL'22 ...
15 years of Agricola - Collector's Box
You want to join the celebrations on 15 years of Agricola (Revised Edition 2016)? You are a fan of the first hour? You love Uwe Rosenberg's masterpiece, you got all promos and you have everything, but really everything, we ever released for Agricola (Revised Edition 2016)? You want to have it, the beautiful 15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box, but you don't need the content?
Exclusively for you, our most loyal Agricola fans, we offer an empty storage box: the 15 years of Agricola - Collector's Box! It offers space for the complete Agricola (Revised Edition 2016) base game and all expansions that have been released up to 2022 (in particular Agricola (Revised Edition 2016): Farmers of the Moor, Agricola (Revised Edition 2016): Expansion for 5 and 6 players, as well as all separately available Agricola card decks).
This box got your name on it? We will bring the 15 years of Agricola - Collector's Box to the 15th anniversary of Agricola (Revised Edition 2016) to SPIEL'22 in Essen. It is language independent and exclusively available at the Lookout booth in hall 6. From us. For you. While stocks last.
WARNING: MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF ORCS!
Just in time for SPIEL'22 , they will gather to make life difficult once again for all of Caverna - The Cave Farmers friends: In this second expansion for Caverna - The Cave Farmers, you must each face the threat of four invading orcs by either sending your armed dwarves into battle or bribing the invaders to go the other way, or both. Either way, you must get rid of the orcs as quickly as possible. Plus, the sooner you defeat them, the better the reward.
If you're looking for a challenge - this edition will also be available exclusively at Lookout's booth in hall 6 during SPIEL'22 .
See you in Essen!
LOOKOUT AT GEN CON, 1880 CHINA IS BACK & SUMMER BREAK FOR THE WEBSHOP
LOOKOUT AT GEN CON INDY 2022!
One of the biggest US events, Gen Con , is taking place from August 4th – 7th, 2022. It’s time to play and discover our latest board games. You will find Lookout Games at booth #823 with ASMODEE USA!
You will have the unique opportunity to
- take a look at the 15 years of Agricola - The Anniversary Box,
- play the new Uwe Rosenberg, Atiwa
- and get the latest News From The Lookout magazine!
See you at booth #823!
ONLINE SHOP SUMMER HOLIDAYS
It’s holiday season again! Therefore, the Lookout webshop is closed temporarily starting with August 10th, 2022. The following service areas will be unavailable for ten days:
- Online-Shop : August 10th 2022, 08:00 (CET) – August 19th 2022, 18:00 (CET)
- Replacement part service: August 10th 2022, 08:00 (CET) – August 22nd 2022, 8:00 (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!
ALL TRAINS ON TRACK WITH 1880 CHINA
We are happy to announce that the roll out of 1880 China is scheduled for later this month!
Is this your kind of track?
In 1880 China, players become railway magnates in faraway Asia. Based on 1830 (Revised Edition 2018) - Railways & Robber Barons by Francis Tresham, they experience China's railway history in a game that was designed to represent related historical events as correct as possible within its own game mechanics.
Being a classic 18XX game, the players are competing in becoming the richest. In order to gain money, they buy and sell shares of China's historical railway companies, build and expand their railway network and let trains travel on the networks. Shares of successful companies are worth more and owning them will increase the chance to win the game.
In the end, the player with the highest wealth combined from cash and shares is the winner of the game for 3-7 expert players aged 12 and up. A feast for railroads enthusiasts!
What’s new and where can I grab my copy?
The graphically revised edition of this 18XX spinoff by Leonhard Orgler and Helmut Ohley became a facelift by renowned artist Sofia Zhong. German edition will be available by end of August (for DACH region), preorders with your FLGS are open and there will be copies at the Lookout webshop later this month. Due to logistics, English edition for UK and US markets will be delivered this Autumn.
Look out for more #newsfromthelookout soon!
Have a good time,
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: