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Spiel, held in the town of Essen each October, is one of Germany's two major game conventions, the other being the Nürnberg International Toy Fair in February. While Nürnberg is a trade show – and therefore strictly business – Spiel is open to the public, drawing roughly 150,000 people over four days. Hundreds of new games will be introduced at Spiel 2013, which takes place October 24-27. This preview covers games that publishers plan to release at Spiel or in the months leading up to it. In most cases, these games will be new for most Spiel attendees. Some smaller publishers show all titles released since Spiel 2012.

Details about the Spiel 2013 Preview:

-----• This Preview is organized alphabetically by publisher, with games ordered alphabetically under a publisher's heading. Click on a game's name to head to its dedicated page to see more images, read the forums, and so on.

-----• In most cases, if a game appears in multiple versions, typically due to it being released in multiple languages, each version will appear under its own publisher.

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-----• Publisher booth numbers, preorder information, game designer and artist signings, and more will be added once that info comes available.

Note that this information has been cobbled together from dozens, nay, hundreds of sources, so inaccuracies may have crept in despite my best efforts. I will update game pages as I receive additional information, and your fellow BGG users will undoubtedly do the same, thereby keeping this Preview as up-to-date as the BGG database itself.

If you're a designer or publisher with information to share – or if you have details about an upcoming Spiel 2013 release – please send me email (wericmartin @ gmail.com). I'll respond as best as I can given the tidal wave of data flowing through the game world in anticipation of the most exciting game convention in the world: Spiel!
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Board Game Publisher: Diablos Polacos
101. Board Game: Czas Honoru: Operacja Most III [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:7618]
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Number of players: 2
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 12 and up
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English
Polish
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German occupied Poland, 1944. Beyond the reach of Allied intelligence and bomber commands, the Germans establish a secret facility, where a terrifying weapon is being tested. V-2, Hitler's Wunderwaffe, a ballistic missile able to wipe London from the map and win the war, bringing Britain to her knees. But the deepest secrets of German war technology are revealed by the UK's staunchest allies - the Poles...

Czas Honoru: Operacja Most III – a.k.a. Days of Honor: Operation Wildhorn III – is a fast-paced, tactical card wargame for two players. The first player takes the role of the Polish commander. His goal is to collect fragments from rockets test-fired from the German missile base. The second player takes the role of the German commander and is trying to protect the secrets of the rocket testing area.

The game lasts four turns. Each turn begins with a missile test, which scatters new fragments of the rocket in the peripheral area surrounding the testing ground. Players alternately take turns during which they place their units on the table and perform actions. Players use scouts to collect missile fragments, but they need to be protected by soldiers and partisans because enemy contact can lead to combat. These actions are supported by elite units: Polish Unseen and Silent commandos and German SS Stormtroopers, who are able to penetrate enemy lines. In addition, players build a network of command and support units, which allows them to effectively carry out their actions.

Players also affect the course of the game during their opponent's moves, playing cards for immediate effects. And each side has a set of unique events, e.g., Germans can use their logistical advantages while Poles can hide, and even evacuate rocket fragments to England! To determine combat and exploration results, players each use a six-sided die, but they have many opportunities to modify the results, so a good plan should work even with bad luck.

At the end of the game, the player with more rocket parts wins. This means the player successfully stole (Polish) or concealed (German) the secrets of the V-2 weapon.

Other Information: • Price €15

• Rules in English and Polish are included in the same edition.
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Board Game Publisher: dlp games
• Hall 1 – booth C-114
102. Board Game: Citrus [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:1556]
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Number of players: 2 − 5
Playing time: 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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German
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Oranges or lemons or both? Create a new plantation or extend an existing one? Collect landscape tiles or rather build onto a finca in order to cultivate the most points during the next evaluation?

Citrus provides players with new challenges, and little is left to chance. The moves are simple, but the decisions are tricky. Players build citrus plantations for points, yet in order to build, it's essential to harvest your plantations from time to time as this is the only way to bring new income into your account – but when is the timing right? And most importantly, which plantation should you harvest, thus taking it out of the race for the important points during the finca scoring?

Citrus is a tile-laying game for 2-5 players ages 10 and up with a playing time of about 50 minutes. The game contains a simplified family variant as well as a short version of the game. Citrus is particularly suitable for two players.

Other Information: • MSRP €40, discounted to €35 for Spiel 2013
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Board Game Publisher: Drei Hasen in der Abendsonne
• Hall-booth 3-G101
103. Board Game: Jetzt fahrn wir übern See... [Average Rating:6.43 Unranked]
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Number of players: 2 − 8
Playing time: 15 minutes
Suggested ages: 4 and up
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Language:
German
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Jetzt fahrn wir übern See... consists mainly of beautifully designed panels showing a picture that represents a children's song. One card is drawn each round, and the song is sung. The kids try to identify and grab the right tile, and the first one who does so keeps it. Whoever has the most titles at the end of the game wins!

The 2013 edition of Jetzt fahrn wir übern See... includes forty songs, with the complete text of each song.

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104. Board Game: nullern [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:13949]
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Number of players: 2 − 7
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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French
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Italian
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In the card game nullern, a throwback to card games of yesteryear, players try to predict the number of tricks they'll take, suffering "Hupfer" — negative points — when incorrect.

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105. Board Game: Pelican Bay [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:7024]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 40 − 50 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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French
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Italian
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Welcome to PELICAN BAY!
An exotic island world grows turn by turn under the warm sun – with water, beaches and tropical forests.

How to play
By placing tiles we enlarge the exotic paradise step by step. Who enlarges areas skillfully and is able to close as many areas as possible to attract blue pelicans has the best chances of winning.
The sun discs offer interesting blockade possibilities.

Other Information: • MSRP €23

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106. Board Game: Talo [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:6351]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 20 minutes
Suggested ages: 6 and up
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Italian
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Talo, a game for children and families, contains a lot of wooden tiles with which to build, and in the end players want to be the first on top. As co-designer Johann Rüttinger states, "It's a very good game to learn mathematics without learning..."

Other Information: • Available for test games ahead of its release in Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014.
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Board Game Publisher: Drei Magier Spiele
107. Board Game: Der geheimnisvolle Spiegel [Average Rating:4.33 Unranked]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 15 − 25 minutes
Suggested ages: 5 and up
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Language:
Dutch
English
French
German
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The young magicians are back in Der geheimnisvolle Spiegel (The Mysterious Mirror), exploring a house and seeing what they can find when they look in the mirror. Even better, they want to get their fellow magicians to guess the shapes of what they draw in the mirror!

To set up, players each take a magician tile and slide it into the bottom of one of the tile ladders; they also shuffle the 46 "magic symbol" tiles, each of which shows a line drawing of a familiar item, e.g., candle, butterfly, arrow, spider's web, etc.

The starting player draws a tile, takes the magic wand, and "draws" the image seen on this tile onto the back of the large "mysterious mirror" with the light of the wand. The other players try to guess the image drawn; the first player to do so gets to draw with the wand next, while the previous drawer places that tile into the bottom of her tile ladder. Players keep taking turns this way until someone pops her magician tile out of the top of the ladder, winning the game.

With two players, Der geheimnisvolle Spiegel is a co-operative game, with players taking turns drawing an image that the other player must guess. If a player draws three times and her fellow magician still can't guess, then the tile is placed into a third tile ladder. If this ladder fills before one of the magician's ladders, then they both lose the game.

Other Information: • Price €30

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Board Game Publisher: dV Giochi
• Hall 3 – booth E-108, sharing space in the ABACUSSPIELE booth
108. Board Game: BANG! The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:502]
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Number of players: 3 − 8
Playing time: 15 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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Language:
English
Italian
Description:

In the U.S. wild west, the eternal battle between the law and the outlaws keeps heating up. Suddenly, a rain of arrows darken the sky: It's an Indian attack! Are you bold enough to keep up with the Indians? Do you have the courage to challenge your fate? Can you expose and defeat the ruthless gunmen around you?

BANG! The Dice Game keeps the core of the Bang! card game in place. At the start of the game, players each take a role card that secretly places them on a team: the Sheriff and deputies, outlaws, and renegades. The Sheriff and deputies need to kill the outlaws, the outlaws win by killing the Sheriff, and the renegades want to be the last players alive in the game.

Each player also receives a character card which grants him a special power in the game. The Sheriff reveals his role card and takes the first turn of the game. On a turn, a player can roll the five dice up to three times, using the results of the dice to shoot neighboring players, increase the range of his shots, heal his (or anyone else's) life points, or put him in range of the Indians, which are represented by nine tokens in the center of the table. Each time a player rolls an arrow, he takes one of these tokens; when the final token is taken, each player loses one life point for each token he holds, then the tokens are returned to the center of the table.

If a player collects a trio of Gatling symbols on the dice, he fires one shot at everyone else and rids himself of Indian tokens. Who'll get his shot off first? Play continues until one team meets its winning condition – and death won't necessarily keep you from winning as long as your teammates pull through!

Other Information: • Price €17

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109. Board Game: The Great Persuader [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:12964]
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Number of players: 3 − 8
Playing time: 20 − 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 12 and up
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French
German
Italian
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Each turn in The Great Persuader, two players – the "Persuaders" – try to convince another player – the "Customer" – either that their "bad" offer (e.g., "Working as a scarecrow") is good for him, or that their "good" offer (e.g., "Winning the lottery") is not what he is looking for. The Customer listens to both Persuaders, then chooses the offer from one of them. In the meantime, all of the other players bet on which Persuader will prevail. The goal of the game is to get the highest score, proving that you are the great persuader!

The Great Persuader includes 220 offers as well as ten rule variants for experienced players.

Other Information: • Price €23
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110. Board Game: Shooting Star [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:13707]
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Number of players: 2 − 5
Playing time: 20 − 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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Italian
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This game has been published by dV Giochi as a reward for winning the 2012/2013 edition of the Gioco Inedito – Best Unpublished game contest. Powered by Lucca comics & Games and dV Giochi, the contest aims to identify the best new card game design from all prototypes received and to reward it by publishing the game in a fully professional and high-quality format, overseen directly by dV Giochi. All prototypes submitted must conform to the technical and style requirements, fixed components and a given theme which changes every year. Everybody can join the contest and this is a great opportunity for emerging game designers to see their idea published.
For more information:
giocoinedito@luccacomicsandgames.com
www.luccacomicsandgames.com

The card game Shooting Star is set in a distant galaxy, where ruthless Space Admirals compete to earn the respect of their commander – the Dark Invader himself – by destroying everything that comes into range: starships, meteors, planets...
Do you have what it takes to rise up the ranks and take command of the Dark Invader’s Fleet?
Your goal is to score more points than the others by destroying Planets, capturing Moons, destroying your opponents’ Destruction cards, and completing your own Secret Missions.

It's as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Secretly position your weapons on a planet (by playing your card face down).
2. Reveal your weapon and blast the other planets (by turning your card over).
3. Blast a planet enough and your can capture it! Earn even more points by capturing moons and completing your Secret Mission!

Contents: 110 cards (49 Planets, 45 Destruction cards, 15 Missions, 1 Dark Invader), rules.

Other Information: • Price €10
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Board Game Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games
• Hall/booth 3-Q113

• Eagle Games will release an English-only edition of Rococo in North America in late October/early November 2013 — just in time for BGG.CON 2013! — but for Spiel 2013 the only source of the game is German publisher eggertspiele, which is conveniently located just below Eagle Games in this preview.
111. Board Game: Francis Drake [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:382]
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Number of players: 3 − 5
Playing time: 90 − 120 minutes
Suggested ages: 14 and up
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Language:
English
German
Description:

Game description from the publisher:

Return to a bustling Plymouth Harbor in 1572 as an aspiring Elizabethan captain making preparations for three exciting voyages to the Spanish Main in search of fame and fortune! As captains, players will have to plan their missions and provision their ships accordingly.

Francis Drake is a race to see who can set sail and reach the Spanish Main first. The riches of the Aztec and Inca Empires await these swashbuckling captains. Many tough decisions must be made before each voyage:

  • How many crew members, guns, and trade goods will be needed?
  • What supplies will be needed to reach deep into the Caribbean?
  • Will a stronger galleon be needed to attack the treasure fleets?
  • Can special charts from the Spanish Admiral and Governor help?
  • Will the Queen or rich investors back the voyage?
  • What information can the informer give?
  • Will Drake himself be available to guide the voyage?
  • Who will get the use of the Golden Hind?

Each new voyage has its own challenges to overcome, but the captured gold, silver, and jewels should greatly please the Queen. Get ready for the voyage of a lifetime!

Other Information: • Price €60/$80
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112. Board Game: Karesansui [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:4522]
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Number of players: 3 − 6
Playing time: 45 − 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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As Grade Two monastery initiates in Karesansui – the cutthroat game of Zen gardening – it will be your great honor to tend the Masters' rock gardens. Each morning the Grade Ones arrive with rocks they've gathered, then haul away the rocks that you don't need anymore – but there aren't enough Grade One initiates to go around, so there will be competition for the best selection of rocks. The Grade Ones will give their new rocks to whoever gives them the fewest old rocks to haul away.

Keep in mind while creating your garden, however, that certain combinations of rocks must be avoided! Every afternoon, the Feng Shui Masters come by to check your work. You'll receive demerits for any forbidden combinations – but you'll also receive demerits for your laziness if you don't add new stones each day, so you must find a balance.

The Masters' final evaluation will come with no advance warning. The Initiate who has the fewest demerits will advance to Grade Three, while the one with the most demerits will be kicked down to Grade One, joining the others in the daily search for new rocks...

Other Information:
• Price €34/$45

• The expansion Karesansui: Weeds should also be available at Spiel 2013 (€3/$5). Want to place weeds in the gardens of other students? This is the item for you! Want to be frustrated by the presence of weeds in your own garden? Then again, this is what you want! Want to relax with weeds after your game? This expansion has nothing to help you in that regard, so don't even think about it, buster.
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113. Board Game: Railways Express [Average Rating:4.80 Overall Rank:16638]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 30 − 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 7 and up
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Game description from the publisher:

In the dice-rolling race game Railways Express, 2-4 players travel around the USA and through parts of southern Canada and northern Mexico, building track as in the related Railways of the World game series from their individual starting city across plains, waterways and mountains based upon what they roll on the two terrain dice and two track dice.

By linking cities with track, you are awarded re-roll cubes (and possibly cards), which gives strategic options for the routes available to you as you try to connect more cities. If you're the first player to link all four cities of your color, you win!

Other Information: • Price €30/$40
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114. Board Game: Railways of North America [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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Number of players: 2 − 5
Playing time: 120 minutes
Suggested ages: 12 and up
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Language:
English
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Railways of North America expands the basic game of Railways of the World (ROTW) to Canada and requires a copy of the base game to play it. Fans of the series will be happy to see new features and an advanced map designed specifically for this expansion.

Designed for 2-5 players (but best with 3 or 4) this map has been in development for over a year! This new Canadian map introduces new features – Mines and Ferry Lines – using cards that start out on the table from the onset and can be claimed anytime (just like Railroad Operations cards) for the right price!

Other Information: • Price €30/$40
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115. Board Game: Salmon Run [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:3014]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 20 − 45 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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Every year, thousands of salmon are compelled to leave the ocean and return to the river of their birth. This perilous journey can span hundreds of miles and is fraught with danger. Strong rapids, waterfalls, hungry bears, and eagles all await the salmon on their quest to spawn. Only the most fit will complete the salmon run!

Salmon Run is a fast-paced racing game in which you'll maneuver your salmon upriver, avoiding obstacles and jumping over waterfalls. Behold the immense power of the river's currents! Avoid ferocious bears! Beware of stealthy eagles, waiting to snatch victory from your hand! Most of all, pace yourself to avoid debilitating fatigue. Salmon Run features:

  • Deck-building: The path you choose upriver will determine which cards you may add to your swimming deck. Enhance your swimming ability by gaining powerful swim cards!
  • Player Interaction: Acquire cards to unleash hungry bears and eagles on your opponent's salmon! Unlock the power of the river's raging rapids and strong currents!
  • Fatigue: Overexertion leads to the build-up of fatigue which will slow you down!
  • Modular boards: Experience a new river each game! The river's difficulty and length can be customized to your liking!
Other Information:
• Price €30/$40

Salmon Run: The Fisherman Board (pictured at right) will also be available for sale (€9/$12) at Spiel 2013.
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116. Board Game: Triassic Terror [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:2030]
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Number of players: 2 − 6
Playing time: 90 − 120 minutes
Suggested ages: 14 and up
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Language:
English
German
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Starting with just one herd in the swamp in Triassic Terror, players must establish new herds and grow them into larger herds, which will then migrate across the four pre-historic landscapes present, competing for the best habitats. This primaeval world is, however, full of danger. Players' dinosaurs will fall prey to the mighty T-Rex, marauding Velociraptors, and swooping Pterodactyls. Erupting volcanoes will devastate some areas and fill the skies with ash, making the affected area almost unlivable. The player who best avoids these terrors and maintains the largest herds across all four environments will win the game.

Other Information: • Price €50/$75
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117. Board Game: Wizard's Brew [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:11005]
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Number of players: 3 − 6
Playing time: 75 minutes
Suggested ages: 13 and up
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Wizard's Brew is a reimplementation of the Spiel des Jahres-nominated Das Amulett. Players are wizards who use their energy to power spells and collect ingredients from the game board. Collect the right combination of ingredients – which varies depending on the number of players – and you win!

Spell cards are the heart and soul of the game. You get two random spells at the start of each game, then can acquire more via short, "once around" auctions at the start of each round. You bid energy cubes in these auctions, and you have only ten, so bid wisely. When you win an auction, you place energy cubes equal to your bid on the spell card. A certain number of these cubes are removed from the card at the end of each round; once the final cube is removed, the spell leaves the game and you lose that power.

Spell cards generate the Element cards depicted on them for their owners. You then use these Element cards to bid on and collect Ingredients. You can bid for Ingredients only with the Elements shown on the landmark tokens on areas of the game board; these tokens are placed randomly each game. To increase the strategy and player interactivity, some Spell cards let you bid extra cards or different cards, while others allow you to change the rules for bidding. After visiting 3-6 areas, with the number being determined by a die roll at the start of the round, the round ends and players remove Energy cubes from their spells.

The game ends as soon as a player collects the required number of ingredients, e.g., in a six-player game, five differently colored ingredients or six ingredients in any combination of colors.

Other Information: • Price €45/$60
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Board Game Publisher: eggertspiele
• Hall/booth 3-D106

• In addition to what's listed below, eggertspiele will also sell copies of the brand new, hot off the presses for Spiel 2013 title Glück Auf (€35) from designers Kiesling and Kramer, but due to the gremlins at work in the core of the Spiel 2013 Preview that title is listed solely under co-publisher/distributor Pegasus Spiele (here!) instead of under guiding parent and developer eggertspiele.
118. Board Game: Yedo: Sakoku [Average Rating:7.35 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.35 Unranked]
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Number of players: 2 − 5
Playing time: 150 minutes
Suggested ages: 14 and up
Categories:
Mechanics:
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Language:
English
German
Description:

Yedo: Sakoku, a mini-expansion for the Yedo base game, includes a thematic event card that's shuffled together with the other event cards. When the "Sakoku" card is revealed, the church burns down and is covered with the included "burned-down church" tile. From this moment on, players cannot gain Mon from the church.

Other Information: Yedo: Sakoku is a promotional item for the Yedo base game. I'm not sure how eggertspiele plans to make it available at Spiel 2013. (Pandasaurus Games, which publishes Yedo for the U.S., has mentioned that it will try to acquire copies of this item for customers in North America.)
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Board Game Publisher: Elven Ear Games
• Hall 3 — booth Q-112 (which is for publisher Playthisone, not Elven Ear Games)

• Designer/publisher Thomas Jansen will be at the Playthisone booth to demonstrate the card game UGO!, which he co-designed. Says Jansen, "If people want to order a game of Let's Start a Band! there, they can ask me. I'll probably have a few copies with me to show."
119. Board Game: Let's Start a Band! [Average Rating:6.93 Unranked]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 12 and up
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Language:
Dutch
English
Description:

Let's Start a Band! is a board game in which you manage your own band by hiring musicians, writing your own unique hits, and rising high on the charts. Keep your band members happy and make them famous. Make them too famous, though, and they will leave your band and start their own career. Bummer, dude.

It is a special game, because only 100 games are made. To make this possible, the cards are printed and carefully laminated. Besides cards, there´s a game board, player boards, lots of wooden cubes, tokens, a 4 sided die and more. The game comes in a cool looking metal box.

Other Information: • Price €22.50 – see the publisher listing above.
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Board Game Publisher: FableSmith
• Hall-booth 1-F103
120. Board Game: Ortus [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:8007]
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Number of players: 2
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 12 and up
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Dutch
English
French
German
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As legendary warlords meeting in the fabled arena of Ortus to decide who is superior, both players command a band of handpicked warriors, all schooled in one of the prime elements. The Ortus arena is believed to be the origin of all things, the place where the prime elements were fed with the raw energies to shape the world as we know it. How true this is can be debated, but this is the only place where energy still flows freely in its purest form. Players must harvest these energies and channel them to their warriors as fast and unpredictable Wind warriors, clever positioning of supporting Fire warriors, and devastating blows from lethal Water warriors will all be necessary to claim victory.

Ortus takes place on a hexagonal board, with each player starting with eight warriors (two of each element) on the back row (the "Haven") in an order of their choice. Ortus is played in rounds, which each consist of four stages:

  1. Collect energy: Each warrior on an energy well generates energy, which flows into the player's general pool.
  2. Maneuver warriors: Players can spend 1 energy per hex to move warriors to better locations or attack opposing warriors.
  3. Return the fallen: When the active player returns his fallen warriors to his Haven, his turn ends.
  4. Defend: Energy remaining from the maneuver phase can be used to defend warriors against incoming attacks; more specifically, each attack has a certain power, and if the defender is unable or unwilling to pay energy equal to this power, the warrior falls.

When a player occupies five energy wells at the start of his turn or has removed all eight opposing warriors, he wins.

Ortus has a gentle learning curve, starting with the Basic game, which can be taught in around eight minutes. From there, players can introduce the special rules for each of the elemental warriors one at a time to learn the full Advanced game. Each warrior has two unique skills that differentiate it from the others. Being able to move all of your warriors on the board gives an enormous amount of tactical options. The excitement of the game lies in the careful planning of your attacks, knowing when to advance and when to withhold Energy as well as knowing whether to save or sacrifice your warriors.

Other Information: • Price is approx. €35

• Despite the failed Kickstarter campaign, designer/publisher Joost Das notes that the game will be available at Spiel 2013, with a revived KS campaign to come in mid-September 2013. Says Das, "The KS is for funding the miniature line we are setting up and to give U.S. gamers a chance to get the game for sure as we don't have distribution yet."
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Board Game Publisher: Fabryka Gier Historycznych
• Hall-booth 2-B130
121. Board Game: The Outcast Heroes [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:8806]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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Language:
English
Polish
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Playing The Outcast Heroes, you will become a commander of a Polish underground military unit and you will fight against Communism. The USSR wants to include Poland in its influence zone, but there are still people who resist and stand up for independence. Will you manage to stop the red plague?

The Outcast Heroes presents the story of the so-called Cursed Soldiers, the units that fought against Soviet invaders at the end of World War II and did not lay down their arms even after the War was officially over.

The players send their soldiers on missions and must cooperate in order to beat a mission's Difficulty Level (but please note that it's not a truly cooperative game, it just employs some elements of the co-op mechanics, you do not play "against the game"). They earn Glory Points for successful missions as well as for achieving their Secret Goals. In the Secret Goals deck there are also Traitor cards (traitors earn points when missions fail). The game mechanisms also involve an element of bidding (to determinine the first player) and secret Order cards given to the soldiers to enhance their power. The game is divided into three stages and each stage consists of four rounds. Whoever gathers the most points after the third stage wins.


Latem 1944 r. Polski Komitet Wyzwolenia Narodowego, czyli nielegalna władza wykonawcza w Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej ustanowiona przez Józefa Stalina, przywódce Związku Socjalistycznych Republik Radzieckich, wydał dyrektywę “O rozwiązaniu tajnych organizacji wojskowych na terenach wyzwolonych”. Tym samym Polskie Państwo Podziemne, reprezentacja legalnych władz Rzeczypospolitej, a w nim największe organizacje wojskowe, czyli Armia Krajowa i Narodowe Siły Zbrojne, zostały narażone na represje ze strony nowo powstałej władzy komunistycznej, która sukcesywnie przejmowała kontrole nad Polską.

Kilka miesięcy po ogłoszeniu tej dyrektywy gen. Leopold Okulicki, ps. Niedźwiadek, ostatni dowódca Armii Krajowej, wydał rozkaz o rozwiązaniu tej organizacji i zwolnił żołnierzy z przysięgi. Inne oddziały zbrojne nadal podejmowały walkę z radzieckim okupantem. Stań na czele takiego oddziału i walcz o “Wolną, Niepodległa, Szczęśliwą Polskę!”

W "Bohaterach Wyklętych" gracze wcielą się w dowódców oddziałów walczących z nielegalną władzą komunistyczną. Ich zadaniem będzie walka z okupantem poprzez wykonywanie misji skierowanych przeciwko Władzy Ludowej oraz realizacja tajnych celów. Za swoje działania gracze otrzymują punkty chwały - kto zbierze ich najwięcej, wygrywa grę.

Other Information: • Price €15 at Spiel 2013, but €12 if you write to preorderfgh@gmail.com to preorder a copy.

The Outcast Heroes: Alternative Missions is a promotional item includes with each copy of the game sold at Spiel 2013. Here's a description:

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The Outcast Heroes: Alternative Missions is a double-sided promotional item that can replace the "Free the prisoners" special mission card with two new missions, with alternative rules and different difficulty levels. Both sides of the item show real prison buildings from the communist times in Poland.

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122. Board Game: Sigismundus Augustus: Dei gratia rex Poloniae [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:4337]
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Number of players: 3 − 5
Playing time: 120 minutes
Suggested ages: 12 and up
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English
German
Polish
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Sigismundus Augustus: Dei gratia rex Poloniae is a board game for 3 to 5 players. During the game, each player rules one of the 16th-century noble families. The aim is to establish the position of the House in Rzeczpospolita and in the international arena. To gain more prestige than other players and win the game, each House has to fight for the influence in Sejm or for authority among neighbors, while also maintaining a strong and effective army.

Famous families compete in a game for the title of the first magnate in Rzeczpospolita. Who meets the challenge gains eternal glory and enters the history books!


Sigismundus Augustus ist ein Brettspiel für 3 bis 5 Spieler. Die Spieler leiten die Adelsgeschlechter aus dem 16. Jahrhundert. Der Zweck ist die Begründung ihrer Position in Rzeczpospolita und auf internationaler Ebene. Um das zu erzielen, muss jedes Adelsgeschlechtr um den Einfl uss im Sejm und das Gehör bei den Nachbarn kämpfen und eine kräftige und erfolgreiche Armee haben.

Im Wettbewerb um den Titel der ersten Magnaten von Rzeczpospolita stehen auch andere Adelsgeschlechte. Wer stellt sich der Herausforderung, verschafft sich ewigen Ruhm und geht in die Geschichte ein?


Rzeczpospolita szlachecka w najlepszym wydaniu! Pokieruj jednym z magnackich rodów walcząc o potęgę i wpływy w jednym z największych mocarstw XVI-wiecznej Europy.

Dróg do celu jest wiele. Możesz wykazać się żołnierską fantazją, wejść na ścieżkę polityki zagranicznej i pozyskać potężnych sojuszników z innych państw Europy, lub też zyskać sławę i poparcie na sejmach decydując o wewnętrznej polityce Rzeczpospolitej. Nie zaniedbuj jednak kultury - stań się mecenasem sztuki, przyjmując pod swoją opiekę artystów, którzy będą wychwalali Twój ród w swoich nieśmiertelnych dziełach. W walce o tytuł pierwszego magnata Rzeczpospolitej będziesz miał licznych konkurentów. Czy sprostasz wyzwaniu i osiągniesz wieczną chwałę oraz stałe miejsce w historii Rzeczpospolitej?

Akcja gry Sigismundus Augustus zaczyna się w 1548 r. od objęcia rządów przez Zygmunta Augusta. Kończy się zaś śmiercią monarchy w 1572 r. W tym czasie graczom przyjdzie decydować o najważniejszych sprawach państwowych dotyczących wewnętrznej sytuacji kraju oraz roli Polski na arenie międzynarodowej.

Gra oparta jest na dwóch głównych mechanikach (licytacja oraz worker placement), które znakomicie oddają klimat XVI-wiecznej Polski. W trakcie swojej rundy gracze będą wysyłać klientów swojego rodu, aby wykonywali dla nich najróżniejsze sprawy: od prowadzenia zaciągu, poprzez pozyskiwanie ważnych osobistości i stronników, aż po zagraniczne misje dyplomatyczne. Mechanika licytacji zostanie natomiast wykorzystana podczas rozgrywania kolejnych sejmów, na które szlachta była zwoływana przez panującego władcę. Gracze, w trakcie trwania szlacheckich zjazdów, dzięki pozyskanemu poparciu posłów, senatorów oraz króla, będą walczyć o obsadzenie najważniejszych urzędów w państwie. Zadecydują również o uchwaleniu, lub nie, najistotniejszych dla ówczesnych dziejów RP ustaw. Nie będzie to jednak czysta gra, w której niejednokrotnie złoto odegra istotną rolę w pozyskaniu poparcia.

W Sigismundus Augustus występuje także element walki. W grze funkcjonują 3 rodzaje jednostek: piechota, husaria i artyleria. Dzięki użyciu prywatnych armii gracze będą mogli skutecznie zaszkodzić innym graczom porywając ich sprzymierzeńców, grabiąc ich majątek lub też dokonując zajazdu na dwór znienawidzonego rodu.

Other Information: • Price €37 at Spiel 2013, but €30 if you write to preorderfgh@gmail.com to preorder a copy.

• Released in Poland at the end of 2012, Sigismundus Augustus – along with publisher Fabryka Gier Historycznych – will be at Spiel for the first time in 2013.

• The Bona Sforza d'Aragona promo will be included with each copy of the game sold as Spiel 2013. Here's a description of it:

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Sigismundus Augustus: Dei gratia rex Poloniae - Bona Sforza d'Aragona is a double-sided promo sheet that represents the ambiguous opinions on Queen Bona circulating among historians. One side shows her as generous and helpful, while the other as treacherous and poisonous; each side has an ability that can be used once per round.

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123. Board Game: Theomachie [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:6535]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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Language:
German
Description:

When gods fight, the blood of simpletons flows freely. Teomachia lets you become one of the ancient gods and spend one hour playing the lord of a group of devoted followers. You have one goal and one goal only: Annihilate your foe's believers and thereby move yourself one step closer to absolute power.

Drafting prayer cards and power cards allows you to slowly build your might. Using those cards, you send your followers into battles, build temples, and inflict terrible curses on the unfaithful. You face a tough decision in every single hand: Should you put your own power on the line to help your believers win their battles, or should you turn your back on them, sending them to a certain death? If no god yields, hurricanes will face off with deathly plagues, tempests will extinguish walls of fire, and the ranks of the faithful will grow smaller every second.

Once you get rid of your opponent's last prophet, it's time to rest and listen to the cheerful song of your people. You have won the clash of gods. You have won Teomachia.

Theomachie, the second edition of Teomachia debuting in German in 2013, features new illustrations and expands the gameplay for up to four players, instead of the two-player limit of the first edition. The game was also reimplemented in two separate English editions: Theomachy: The Ancients and Theomachy: The Warrior Gods successfully crowdfuned in 2015 and released in coopeartion with Petersen Games.


Teomachia to gra karciana przeznaczona dla 2 osób. Każdy z graczy wciela się w jedno z bóstw pochodzących ze starożytnych mitologii. Celem gry jest pozbawienie przeciwnika jego wyznawców i odesłanie go w zapomnienie. W trakcie rozgrywki gracze będą rozbudowywali swoje unikatowe talie, które pozwolą im wspierać własnych wyznawców i unicestwiać wiernych przeciwnika. Każde rozdanie będzie starciem, w którym gracze wysyłając swoich wiernych do walki i wspierając ich swą boską mocą będą starali się pokonać przeciwnika. Dodatkowo każde z bóstw występujących w grze dysponuje zupełnie inną mocą, wspieraną dodatkowo przez karty mitów, na które składają się najpotężniejsi herosi i artefakty związane z daną mitologią.

Other Information:
• Price €40 for the German edition & €18 for the Polish first edition shown at right.

• Released in Polish in 2012 and debuting in German at Spiel 2013. According to Piotr Żuchowski at FGH, no English-language edition is due out by the end of 2013, but he hopes English rules will be available at some point. Update, Aug. 22, 2013: Żuchowski notes on BGG that "a fully translated playable English prototype [will be] at our booth in Essen".
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124. Board Game: W Zakładzie: Lubelski Lipiec '80 [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:12683]
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Number of players: 3 − 6
Playing time: 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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W Zakładzie: Lubelski Lipiec '80 is a board game for 3-6 players about a Polish truck factory in the communist times of the 1980s. Players are workers at the truck factory, and each character has one specific goal to achieve in order to win, e.g., becoming the employee of the month or starting a strike; sometimes players can have opposing goals. One player per round may become the supervisor of the truck factory, and if the factory reaches 102% efficiency, the supervisor wins. During the game, players need to place three workers on the board to decide which segments of the board to activate, and players can collect tokens to play special cards or to try to become the supervisor.


W Zakładzie: Lubelski Lipiec '80 jest grą planszową przeznaczoną dla 3-6 graczy, której akcja toczy się w Fabryce Samochodów Ciężarowych w Lublinie, w lipcu 1980 roku. Gracze wcielają się w pracowników fabryki i starają się spełnić indywidualne cele, np. zostanie pracownikiem miesiąca czy doprowadzenie do wybuchu strajku. Rozgrywka nastawiona jest na dużą interakcję pomiędzy grającymi, którzy dążą do osiągnięcia zwycięstwa poprzez ustawianie żetonów na planszy, zagrywanie kart i dokonywanie inspekcji. Aby tego dokonać muszą skutecznie pokrzyżować plany pozostałym uczestnikom zabawy. Rozgrywkę urozmaicają unikatowe karty wydarzeń, przez co każda partia jest inna, a dróg do zwycięstwa wiele.

Other Information: • Price €20

• Piotr Żuchowski from FGH notes that only a few copies of W Zakładzie: Lubelski Lipiec '80 will be on hand at Spiel 2013: "The game is much too much Poland-specific to make it into the international market. We will have a few copies with us in Essen, purely for the purpose of presentation." That said, if you're dying for a copy, I'm sure FGH will sell you one. Pick up one for me, too, will you? And translate the rules while you're at it?

Update, Oct. 6, 2013: FGH has noted on Facebook that it's preparing a "fully playable English demo copy" of W Zakładzie for use at Spiel 2013.
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Board Game Publisher: Ferti
• Hall-booth 3-L100
125. Board Game: Yōkaï no Mori [Average Rating:7.03 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.03 Unranked]
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Number of players: 2
Playing time: 15 minutes
Suggested ages: 7 and up
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Yōkaï no Mori contains two simpler versions of Shogi to introduce the game to new players and youngsters.

In ''Dōbutsu Shōgi, which means "animal shogi", each player has only four pieces – chick, giraffe, elephant and lion – and they're trying to either catch the opponent's lion or move their own lion to the opposite side of the game board. The board is just 3×4 squares, so the game is rather short. As for how to play:

  • The giraffe moves one space orthogonally.
  • The elephant moves one space diagonally.
  • The chick is directly analogous to the pawn/soldier of Shōgi and can be promoted to a full-grown chicken, equivalent to the gold general in Shogi.
  • The lion is analogous to a king in Chess, except that he can win through promotion as long as it doesn't leave him in check.
  • Even on this 3×4 board, you are still able to drop in pieces that you captured from your opponent!
  • Unlike in Shōgi, you can drop a chick for mate or have two chicks in a column.

Goro-Goro Dōbutsu Shōgi has a larger 5×6 game board with each player having eight pieces (3 chicks, 2 giraffes, 2 elephants and 1 lion). The game also adds more rules from the full Shōgi game, in particular:

  • You win only by capturing your opponent's lion, not by reaching the opposite side of the game board.
  • You can't have two of your own chicks in the same column/file.
  • You can't drop a chick for mate.

The Japan Shogi Association created the rules for Goro-Goro Dōbutsu Shōgi in order for players to learn important concepts in Shōgi, such as how to handle the generals effectively, why pawn promotion is so important, and how to mate the opponent's king with successive piece drops.

Other Information: • MSRP €35, but available at a special Spiel 2013 price of €29

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