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EGIZIA: Shifting Sands edition -- Kickstarter on May 22, 2019!
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You would think that after all these
years in the industry, convention season would not "sneak up" on me.
Each year it does! Sigh...
The good news is, of course, that
I'll be seeing many of you soon. And that much I really do like. Talking
about the games, the industry, sharing a beer with some of you... it's a
good time. Hard freakin' work, but a good time!
More on the conventions in a second, but first...
Let's talk Preorders... New to our list of preorders are the following:
Valparaiso is a
great mid-weight Euro game with fantastic Michael Menzel artwork. This
is one of the excellent games we picked up out of Essen this past year.
If you like simultaneous action selection with critically-important
short/long-term planning requirements, you'll want to check out Valparaiso!
another great roll-and-write, this time by Inka & Markus Brand
(designers of "Village"). Simultaneous play keeps all players engaged in
the game. This is also the biggest selling roll-and-write in Germany!
By backing this Kickstarter, you'll not only get this fully updated game - a true second edition of the classic game - but you will be able to play both the original Egizia with the updated art and components of the new edition, Egizia: Shifting Sands Edition. See more information below.
Lastly, convention season is underway and Stronghold Games will be at the following conventions this Spring:
Twice As Clever (Doppelt So Clever) follows the model of acclaimed game That’s Pretty Clever (Ganz SchönClever), and it is designed by the same, award-winning designer, Wolfgang Warsch! But you’ll need to be twice as clever to rack up those big scores!
Each turn the active player rolls
six dice, chooses one of them to mark off a space on their scoring grid,
places any dice with lower numbers on the side,then re-rolls any
remaining dice. The white die is a joker and can be used as any one of
the other five colors. After the active player chooses at most three
dice, then the other players choose one of the set-aside dice for use on
their scoring sheet.
Twice as Clever (Doppelt so Clever) features five new dice-marking categories, the special Silver die (which gives you the potential to mark offer several spaces at once!), the Pink die (which has tricky placements but many potential bonuses!), and new actions.
If you liked That’s Pretty Clever (Ganz Schön Clever), you will love Twice as Clever (Doppelt so Clever) twice as much!
Immerse yourself in the world of retro-game consoles by "dropping" Brikks blocks onto your game sheet!
And this is yet another great roll-and-write game by the famous Wolfgang Warsch!
A dice roll decides which block the
players must place. The block “falls” on the field from top to bottom.
Players can move the blocks to the left or the right, and rotate blocks
by spending energy points. If you cover a circle on the grid that's the
same color as the block just placed there, you earn two energy points
You score 1-5 points for each row
completed, with double and triple points for the higher rows in your
grid. Most points wins in Brikks!
If you liked That's Pretty Clever (Ganz Schön Clever) and Twice as Clever (Doppelt so Clever), then Brikks presents a new challenge with a cool retro-theme!
In 1811, free trade is declared for the harbor city of Valparaíso in Chile. A short time later, Chile proclaims its independence. As an influential citizen of Valparaíso,
you want to push the development of your city, so you send merchants
into the hinterland to get hold of important export goods and send your
ships overseas to gain new achievements there.
To do well in Valparaíso,
you must plan well ahead, keep an eye on your opponents, and react to
their actions at short notice. Almost any action influences the other
players by changing costs or trading possibilities. Each building of a
house must be given a lot of thought, every trade must be well-timed.
Whoever wants to change the order of their initial planning during the
course of the game must pay a penalty, but if your plans aren’t good
enough, time will slip away — in the short run as well as in the long
run. You all plan simultaneously, and the end of the game may come
sooner than you’ve hoped!
For advanced players who like planning while pressed for time, the game includes a variant using a sand timer.
Encore! is another great roll & write game that allows everyone to play at the same time!
player rolls all 6 dice, picks 2, and crosses out the results. The
other players select 2 of the remaining dice and cross out the results
for themselves. Points are earned by completing a column, and bonus
points can be earned by crossing out boxes of the same color. Be the
first player to finish a column to earn the most points! Encore! will provide hours of addictive entertainment, and you‘ll want to play again and again!
This game is designed by Inka & Markus Brand, the famed designers of games like "Village".
This is published in Germany as Noch Mal!, and it is the best-selling roll-and-write in Germany.