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New Releases : 21st May 2009

It’s a good week for new releases.

Space Alert, from Vlaada Chavatil, has been re-published by Rio Grande games, just in time as we have sold out of the Czech Games edition.

Montego Bay from Queen is a, family targeted, ‘pick up and deliver game’.

Finca has an English language release by Rio Grande Games. I like Finca a lot and have written a review here. To confuse you I still have the German version of the game in stock – it is language independent and I will provide a set of rules. Why buy the German edition? It’s £5 cheaper than the English version

Heroes of the World from Sirius games, an Essen 2008 release, has now been published in English. It has been described as a good looking cross between Risk, El Grande and Ticket to Ride – which is rather intriguing.

Giro d’Italia is Leader One with added time trials, published by Ghenos to celebrate 100 years of the Giro

On the import side we have some crackers

The first is 10 Jahre Alea Schatzkiste – a ‘treasure chest’ celebrating 10 years of the game publisher Alea. The box contains expansions for some of Aleas’s greatest successes including Puerto Rico, San Juan , In the year of the Dragon, Witch’s Brew, Notre Dame and Louis XIV. Note this is a German game and there is not a translation available for this yet.

The second is Die Goldene Stadt (“The Golden City”) from Michael Schacht. I played this for the first time yesterday, lovely looking board which got admiring glances from other gamers, fairly fast paced game with a mixture if area control, route connection and set collection. I like it.

The third is Sherwood Forest from Eggert Spiel, this looks like an interesting game as there are semi-cooperative elements with opportunities for treachery.

And last but not least is Livingstone from Schmit Spiele.

Other games added to the import section include Vineta (the German version with a board, not the disappointing English language release), Clippers (Alan Moon’s re-make of Santa Fe set in the South Pacific),

Re-stocks include Planet Steam, which despite its price tag is close to being my top selling game (Alec has written a review for the blog here - we are both keen on this game) and Valdora (which now has an English distributor) and The World Cup Game.

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