Posted Wednesday, 17-Oct-2018
Adventure! Architects! Arboretums! Renegade Games shows us what’s for sale in their lineup of games releasing at Essen.
Dragged out of the dungeon by Calvin Wong
Adventure! Heroics! Capitalism!
Run your item shop and sell equipment to the heroes who seek to vanquish the evil lurking in town! Bargain Quest is a card drafting game of
luring enticing persuading heroes to enter your shop with promises of loot and glory. Sell them the right items for their class, and should they survive, you’ll get glory!
Whether you’ll outfit your heroes with the best gear, fleece them of their gold, or lure them with the promise of adorable cats, Bargain Quest is a great fantasy drafting game that’s one of my personal favorites.
At the intersection of the most well-traveled trade routes in the old world lies a city within rose-colored cliffs in the shadow of a crescent moon valley, where miles-long trade caravans caravans enter the city. This is Petra, and never before or since has there been a city quite like it.
Designed by World’s Fair 1893 designer Alex J. Kevern, Passing Through Petra is a board game of card drafting, set collection, and worker placement
As caravans pass through the canyons, you’ll welcome traders into your market and facilitate trade with those looking to get their hands on valuable wares. Use these transactions to spread your influence and gain unique benefits to grow your economic engine. Spread your influence the quickest to become the most powerful leader in Petra!
Dan Cassar’s Arboretum has been one of BoardGamePrices’ most popular searches for a very long time. The critically acclaimed game of taking a walk through through a tree garden has been out of print for ages, but is now back in a beautiful new edition with illustrations by Viticulture’s Beth Sobel.
Each turn, players draw two cards, play one to their arboretum and discard one, though which they choose to play and which they choose to discard can create a significant amount of tension as you watch your opponent’s arboretum grow – can you stop them from scoring any points by keeping your hand hidden? How well can you carve your own path?
In the twilight of the Carolingian empire (circa 850 AD), the royal architects seek to impress their king and maintain their status in the nobility by constructing landmarks throughout his newly appointed domain.
Architects of the West Kingdom is the next game from North Sea Trilogy designer Shem Phillips, a board game of collecting raw materials, hiring apprentices, and keeping a watchful eye on treacherous rival architects. Will you remain virtuous, or be found in the company of thieves and black marketeers?
The expansion to the card game of stealth and space adventure brings a new chapter to the story. Small pockets of resistance continue to oppose Lord Eradikus, but the evil cyborg now plots to wipe them out with one grand and wicked scheme! Your challenge? Thwart the efforts of Lord Eradikus! Reap the rewards of noble (and sometimes reluctant) heroism! Save the galaxy…and get rich in the process! Maybe you can avert the Apocalypse! (Or at least escape with the treasure while someone else does!)
If you have an insatiable thirst for plunder, Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silk is for you: a series of boards to continue your deck-building adventures.
This expansion begins in a mine abandoned by the Ruin Dwarven Mining Company (Ruin DMC) when it became infested with monsters. But it still holds plenty of gold for those daring enough to enter.
Still more wealth awaits in the Spider Queen’s Lair. Surely the Spider Queen herself is just a legend meant to scare people away from such a fancy castle…
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Can we fit all the photos we took at Spiel into this article? No. But we’ll sure try! Here’s your last look at the last day of the biggest board games show in the world.
The tiredness starts to take hold; but we press on toward Day 3! We’ve got dice! We’ve got minis! We’ve got mechs! It’s Spiel!