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ESCAPE ROOM GAMES EXIT: DEAD MAN ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand MSRP: $14.95 A classic tale of murder on the Orient Express, reimagined. The culprit of a grisly crime is still on board your train. It’s a race against time to piece the clues together before the train reaches its destination. The case is perplexing, and you must solve it quickly so the assailant does not escape. Difficulty Level: 4 of 5.

EXIT: THE SUNKEN TREASURE Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand MSRP: $14.95 Setting sail for dangerous waters, you embark on a treacherous quest for the legendary treasure of the Santa Maria. While investigating a mysterious shipwreck, something goes terribly wrong and you are trapped deep underwater! Can you solve the riddles of the wreck and recover the treasure before your time is up? Difficulty Level: 2 of 5.

EXIT: THE MYSTERIOUS MUSEUM Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand, and Ralph Querfurth MSRP: $14.95 You are on a trip to the Florence Natural History Museum, intent on visiting the sunken treasure of the Santa Maria. Your relaxing day at the museum is quickly derailed by an incredible adventure! Can you solve the mysteries of the museum and find a way out? Difficulty Level: 2 of 5.

Players

1-4 Ages

12

& UP

Play Time

1-2

HOURS

Players

1-4 Ages

10

& UP

Play Time

1-2

HOURS

Players

1-4 Ages

10

& UP

Play Time

1-2

HOURS

EXIT: THE SINISTER MANSION Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand, and Ralph Querfurth MSRP: $14.95 You are invited to be a guest at a palatial mansion, but upon arrival, you find yourselves forced to take part in a macabre game. The clock is ticking, and there is not much time left to solve the puzzles. Can you escape the mansion before it’s too late? Difficulty Level: 3 of 5.

Players

1-4 Ages

12

& UP

Play Time

1-2

HOURS

EXIT: THE FORBIDDEN CASTLE Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand MSRP: $14.95 This year you decide to take a vacation to an idyllic village in the mountains. At your vacation rental, you find brochures for local events and attractions — including an impressive castle. You visit the castle and find yourself in a magnificent throne room. Suddenly the big, wooden door locks behind you! The castle is full of mysteries … only if you can solve all of the puzzles in time will you escape! Difficulty Level: 4 of 5.

Players

1-4 Ages

12

& UP

Play Time

1-2

HOURS


ESCAPE ROOM GAMES EXIT: THE POLAR STATION Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand MSRP: $14.95 You belong to a large research organization and are studying climate change at the North Pole. Suddenly the evacuation alarm goes off! You run to the door, but it has already been locked automatically. Through the window you can see your colleagues from the other stations run to the helicopters. Then you find a notebook and a strange disk … Can you solve the riddles and escape the freezing Arctic? Difficulty Level: 3 of 5.

EXIT: THE FORGOTTEN ISLAND Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand MSRP: $14.95 You’re on the perfect sailing excursion. But then you spot something on the horizon. Dark clouds are rolling in unusually fast, and suddenly, a mighty gust of wind capsizes your boat and you are knocked unconscious. When you wake up, you are on a black sand beach and there’s no sign of your boat. You find an old book and a mysterious golden compass disk … Can you solve the riddles left for you and escape the island? Difficulty Level: 3 of 5.

EXIT: THE ABANDONED CABIN Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand MSRP: $14.95 After your car breaks down, you are looking for shelter for the night. Luckily, you find an abandoned cabin in the woods near the road. But the next morning, the door is locked! Iron bars on the windows prevent you from escaping. You discover a book and a strange disk ... Can you solve the riddles left for you by the deranged cabin owner and escape the cabin? Difficulty Level: 2.5 of 5

EXIT: THE PHARAOH’S TOMB Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand MSRP: $14.95 The excursion to the Valley of the Kings is the highlight of your vacation to Egypt. As you crawl through the narrow passageways, you lose the rest of your tour group. You enter a mysterious burial chamber. A massive stone door closes behind you. On the floor lie a dusty notebook and an ancient disk ... Can you solve the riddles left for you by an earlier pyramid explorer and escape the tomb? Difficulty Level: 4 of 5.

EXIT: THE SECRET LAB Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand MSRP: $14.95 As volunteers for a medical research study, you report to a lab as instructed. But no one is there except for you! Vapor rises from a test tube and you start feeling dizzy. When you wake up again, the door is locked, and you discover a notebook and a strange disk ... Can you solve the riddles left for you by a previous research volunteer and escape the lab? Difficulty Level: 3.5 of 5.

Players

1-4 Ages

12

& UP

Play Time

1-2

HOURS

Players

1-4 Ages

12

& UP

Play Time

1-2

HOURS

Players

1-4 Ages

12

& UP

Play Time

1-2

HOURS

Players

1-4 Ages

12

& UP

Play Time

1-2

HOURS

Players

1-4 Ages

12

& UP

Play Time

1-2

HOURS


STRATEGY GAMES LOST CITIES

Players

RIVALS

Use your cards to venture down expedition routes that take you to far-flung and mysterious corners of the Earth: to an abandoned mountain temple, a decaying circle of stone, a city sunken under the sea, an ancient Stone-Age settlement, and a town inside of a mountain. Your goal is to plan the routes in such a way that they bring you the greatest possible fame. And if you are especially daring, you will also be able to wager on the success of your own expeditions. But watch out: You are not the only one traveling! Which routes will you pursue and how much gold is it worth to you? Plan well and use your resources wisely. Only the player who has collected the most fame at the end of the game will be the winner.

LOST CITIES

2-4 10

Each player guides a team of explorers on up to five expeditions to discover forgotten cities. To advance along an expedition path, a card in the path’s color must be played for each step forward. Points are awarded based on how far the explorers make it along their paths, and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins!

NEW GAME ART

Play Time

40

& UP

MINUTES

Game Author: Reiner Knizia Game Attributes MSRP: $14.95 Strategy Luck Bidding

Players

BOARD GAME

Ages

Wagering

Ages

2-4 10

& UP

Play Time

30-60 MINUTES

Game Author: Reiner Knizia Game Attributes MSRP: $39.95 Strategy Luck Card Tactics

Risks & Wagers


STRATEGY GAMES A COLUMN OF FIRE The setting is Europe in the time of Elizabeth I. In England, France, Spain, and the Netherlands, Catholics and Protestants compete for power and influence. In this politically unstable environment, resourceful operatives and courageous secret agents plot to secure power for their rulers. The balance of power shifts back and forth amidst foiled assassinations, successful rebellions, and futile invasions. Who will best exploit the changing power conditions in Europe to win?

THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH The setting is England at the beginning of the 12th century. The construction of what is to be the greatest and most beautiful cathedral in England begins. Builders compete against each other to contribute the most to this cathedral’s construction and, in so doing, score the most victory points. What actions will you take on your path to victory? Transport yourself to Medieval England as described by Ken Follett in his best-selling masterpiece novel, The Pillars of the Earth.

Players

Ages

2-4 12

& UP

Play Time

90

MINUTES

Game Author: Michael Rieneck Game Attributes MSRP: $59.95 Strategy Luck Based on Ken Follet’s best-selling novel of the same name.  History-Based  Tableau Building  Religious Strife  Dice Rolling  Trade Wars  Area Control

Players

Ages

2-4 12

& UP

Play Time

90-120 MINUTES

Game Attributes Game Authors: Michael Rieneck and Stefan Stadler Strategy Luck MSRP: $59.95 — History-Based — Medieval — Economic

— Worker Placement — Tableau Building — Card Drafting


STRATEGY GAMES MERCADO As players in Mercado, you assume the roles of wealthy members of upper class society. To raise your social status, you must buy luxury goods. Several market stands are laid out on the table where you can see valuable products and their prices, which are various combinations of colored coins. But to complicate matters, some of the coins are counterfeit. Every player has his or her own coin purse with different colored coins in it. On a turn, a player grabs blindly into the purse, pulls out three coins, and places them on the market stands of his or her choice. If a player has enough coins on a market stand after a few rounds, the player receives the luxury item from this market stand, and earns the corresponding reputation points.

BRUTAL KINGDOM The king’s court is the setting for this game of beastly betrayal. Here, almost everyone is secretly plotting to sway the balance of power in their direction by using certain characters who will earn them coveted influence tokens. The bishop has avoided a poisoning, but now the danger awaits the abbot, who himself pursues the witch. The law is survival of the fittest in this game of feral human nature.

Players

2-4

PLAYERS

Ages

10

Play Time

& UP

30

MINUTES

Game RĂźdiger Dorn GameAuthor: Attributes MSRP: $39.95 Luck Strategy

Bidding

Players

Interaction

Ages

3-4 12

& UP

Play Time

30

MINUTES

Game Attributes Game Author: Michael Rieneck MSRP: $14.95 Hand Management Variable Player Power Luck

Variable Phase Order


STRATEGY GAMES COOPERATIVE LEGENDS OF ANDOR BASE GAME The Land of Andor is in danger. In this cooperative board game, bands of heroes embark on dangerous quests to secure Andor’s borders, fighting against invading creatures and forces of dark magic while experiencing fantastic adventures in which they learn about the history of the land they are eager to protect.

Ages

Players

2-4 10

Play Time

& UP

60-90 MINUTES

Game Author: Michael Menzel Game Attributes MSRP: $59.95 Strategy Luck Cooperation

Fantasy

LEGENDS OF ANDOR EXPANSION PACKS

THE STAR SHIELD, NEW HEROES, AND DARK HEROES Played with the base game, The Star Shield offers new quests to complete and foes to battle while New Heroes allows for play by up to 6 players. But even for just two, three, or four, these new heroes offer some exciting variety. In Dark Heroes, an expansion for 5 or 6 players, four unconventional heroes and heroines are called upon to help the Andori. But these complex heroes don’t only offer advantages, they can also become a threat to your group. Dark Heroes can be used with the Legends of Andor base game and The Last Hope. Game Author: Michael Menzel MSRP: $19.95 Players

Game Author: Michael Menzel MSRP: $19.95 Players

Game Author: Michael Menzel MSRP: $24.95 Players

2-4

2-6

2-6

Ages

Ages

Ages

10

& UP

10

& UP

10

& UP

Play Time

Play Time

Play Time

60-90

60-90

60-90

MINUTES

MINUTES

MINUTES


STRATEGY GAMES COOPERATIVE LEGENDS OF ANDOR JOURNEY TO THE NORTH

After many years of living in peace, the heroes of Andor receive a new cry for help—this time from the distant land of Hadria. You immediately step aboard an old sailing vessel to embark on a perilous journey to the north. This expansion for Legends of Andor offers four legends with new challenges, new heroes, and new creatures.

LEGENDS OF ANDOR THE LAST HOPE

When the Krahder ended their raid, they captured countless residents of Andor. But finally, the heroes of Andor returned and resolved to free the prisoners. You must immediately venture to the south to endure your greatest adventure. You are … The Last Hope. In seven captivating Legends, experience the epic finale of the fantastic Andor trilogy! Stand-alone game; The “Legends of Andor” base game is not required!

Players

Ages

2-4 10

Play Time

60-90

& UP

MINUTES

Game Author: Michael Menzel Game Attributes MSRP: $49.95 Strategy

Luck

Resource Collection

Area Control

Players

Ages

2-4 10

Play Time

& UP

60-90 MINUTES

Game Author: Michael Menzel Game Attributes MSRP: $59.95 Strategy Luck Cooperation

Fantasy


STRATEGY GAMES TWO-PLAYER GAMES TALLY HO!

Players

2

In this humorous two-player game, one player picks up the axe and rifle to assume the roles of lumberjacks and hunters, while the other slips into the furs of foxes and bears. Both parties hunt ducks and pheasants — and each other — to earn points! In the beginning, luck runs the show. But as the hunting continues, the players must become increasingly strategic to prevail. Game Author: Rudi Hoffman

LOST CITIES

Ages

8

Play Time

30

MSRP: $19.95

MINUTES

Players

CARD GAME

Two explorers embark on research journeys to remote corners of the world. As the cards are played, the expedition routes take shape and the explorers earn points. The most daring adventurers make bets on the success of their expeditions. The explorer with the highest score after three rounds of expeditions wins! Game Author: Reiner Knizia

NEW GAME ART

MSRP: $19.95

KAHUNA

MSRP: $24.95

THE ROSE KING

MSRP: $19.95

& UP

Play Time

30

MINUTES

2

Ages

10

& UP

Play Time

30

MINUTES

2

Ages

10

& UP

Play Time

30

MINUTES

Players

TARGI As tribe leader of the Tuareg people, you trade goods to obtain coveted gold coins and advantages. Players position their Targi figures on a grid of cards which represent the desert. The cards denote actions each player can carry out, and reward players with goods and victory points. The player with the most victory points at the end of the game is declared the winner. Game Author: Andreas Steiger

10

Players

The War of the Roses, a dynastic struggle for control of the English crown, has erupted between the houses of York and Lancaster. The players use their power cards to bring territories under their control, aiming to keep their territories as contiguous as possible. Who will be crowned England’s new king? Game Author: Dirk Henn

2

Ages

Players

Two Kahuna—ancient sorcerers of the Pacific—compete for dominance on an archipelago consisting of twelve small islands. When the time is right, they move to capture one, two, or even more islands, trying to gain the upper hand. In this game of territorial control where luck is only a small part of the equation, players must put their tactical skills to the test. Game Author: Günter Cornett

& UP

MSRP: $19.95

2

Ages

12

& UP

Play Time

60

MINUTES


FAMILY GAMES INGENIOUS Players take turns placing colored tiles on the game board, earning points for the number of matching colored symbols that radiate outward in straight lines from the placed tile. Each tile is shaped like two hexagons stuck together along one edge, each hexagon with a colored symbol on it. Thus, it’s possible to earn points by extending lines of matching symbols in five directions per hexagon, and ten per tile. The trick is that the winner is not necessarily the player who has the highest scores in a few colors. Rather, the player with the highest score in his or her lowest-scoring color wins! It’s ingenious ... and it’s hugely entertaining, time and time again.

DROP IT In this colorful, inventive family game, players drop shapes into the vertical game board. They earn points for the highest level that their shape reaches when it lands and extra points for touching bonus circles. But be careful: Don’t break a landing rule! The shape you dropped is not allowed to touch matching shapes or colors after it lands. The winner is the player or team with the most points at the end.

Ages

Players

1-4 8

Play Time

45

& UP

MINUTES

Game Author: Reiner Knizia Game Attributes MSRP: $39.95 Luck Strategy

Tile Placement

Players

2-4

OR 2 TEAMS

Pattern Building

Ages

8

& UP

Play Time

30

MINUTES

Game Author: Bernhard Lach & Uwe Rapp Game Attributes MSRP: $29.95 Abstract Strategy Luck

Easy to Learn

Fast-Paced


FAMILY GAMES UBONGO ORIGINAL EDITION Players race against the timer and against each other to solve a puzzle of interlocking shapes in this fastpaced, addictive, and easy-to-learn geometric puzzle game. The faster you solve the puzzle, the more gems you get. The player with the most valuable gem treasure after nine rounds of solving puzzles wins!

Players

Ages

1-4 8

& UP

Play Time

25

MINUTES

Game Author: Grzegorz Rejchtman Game Attributes MSRP: $39.95 Strategy Luck

Spatial Reasoning Quick Thinking

UBONGO FUN-SIZE EDITION Same great game at less than half the price! Now you can play Ubongo anywhere – at the beach, at a restaurant, at a cafe, at work – anywhere you want with this new fun-size edition of our best-selling, award-winning, classic puzzle game.

Players

Ages

1-4 8

& UP

Play Time

25

MINUTES

Game Author: Grzegorz Rejchtman Game Attributes MSRP: $14.95 Strategy Luck

Spatial Reasoning Quick Thinking


FAMILY GAMES IMHOTEP Players take on the roles of ancient Egyptian architects. Over six rounds, they try to transport stone blocks to end up in the most valuable positions at five construction sites, while thwarting their opponents’ efforts to do the same. To win the game and be named the greatest architect, you must get your blocks to the right places, in the right order, at the right time.

Players

Ages

2-4 10

& UP

Play Time

40

MINUTES

Game Author: Phil Walker-Harding Game Attributes MSRP: $39.95 Strategy Luck Block Placement 2016

IMHOTEP

A NEW DYNASTY EXPANSION Construction of the Egyptian monuments continues! You have shown yourself to be worthy, and have been selected to lead future building projects. Can you prove your skill once again? With new building site boards, new market cards, and much more, this expansion yields 1,024 playing variations in combination with the base game.

Players

Ages

2-4 10

& UP

Play Time

50

MINUTES

Game Attributes Game Author: Phil Walker-Harding MSRP: $24.95 Strategy Luck Player Interaction


FAMILY GAMES KERALA To participate in the revelry of the elephant festival in the Indian province of Kerala, you want to fashion the most elegant platform for your elephants. Your festival platform should have at least one tile of each color, with all the tiles of a color contiguously placed, and showing as many elephant symbols as possible. You will have to adjust your plans as your rival platform builders grab the desirable tiles before you can get them. You will need clever tactics and good luck to win the award for the best in show!

DIMENSION Dimension is a fast-paced, innovative puzzle game that takes place in three dimensions with 60 colorful spheres. Players position the spheres on their trays to earn as many points as possible before the timer runs out. Task cards indicate how the spheres must be placed to earn points. You get a point for each sphere you use and a bonus token for using all five colors, but you lose two points for each task card you don’t follow correctly!

Players

Ages

2-5 8

& UP

Play Time

30

MINUTES

Game Author: Kirsten Hiese Game Attributes MSRP: $39.95 Strategy Luck

Interaction

Players

Easy to Learn

Ages

1-4 8

& UP

Play Time

30

MINUTES

Game Author: Lauge Luchau Game Attributes MSRP: $49.95 Strategy Luck

Logic

Quick Thinking


FAMILY GAMES PARTY GAMES WORD SLAM In this fast-paced, word-based guessing game, two teams each have a storyteller. Playing at the same time, they must give clues to their teammates so the teams can correctly guess the same answer word. Speaking and acting is absolutely forbidden for the storytellers! They must tell their stories using only 105 cards, each with one word on it: a noun, verb, adjective, or preposition. The team that correctly guesses the answer first gets a point, and the team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

WORD SLAM FAMILY All the fast-paced fun wordplay of the original hit game, but in a streamlined, compact format. This version includes 100 story word cards and 100 answer cards, with a total of 600 answer terms in four difficulty levels. It includes easier, family-friendly answer words suitable for families and groups with kids ages 10 and up. This game can be played both as an expansion to the base game and as a stand-alone game.

Players

Ages

3+ 12

& UP

Play Time

45

MINUTES

Game Attributes Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand MSRP: $29.95 Guessing Game Word Game Real-Time 2017 Spiel des Jahres Recommended!

Team Party Game

Players

Ages

3+ 10

& UP

Play Time

45

MINUTES

GameAuthors: Attributes Game Inka and Markus Brand MSRP: $14.95 # # #

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CHILDREN’S GAMES HARRY HOPPER

Players

2-4

Two teams of grasshoppers are both trying to knock over all of their blades of grass. Take turns making your grasshoppers hop toward the blades of grass. It takes a lot of skill to aim and launch them accurately! The team that knocks over all of their blades of grass first wins!

Ages

6

Play Time

Game Author: Florian Nadler MSRP: $24.95

2016 Kinderspiel des Jahres Recommended!

LAGOONIES

2-4

2017

Ages

5

20

MINUTES

2017 Kinderspiel des Jahres Recommended!

Players

2-4

Tonight, the whole jungle gang is planning to plunge into the river. Can you remember which animals are swimming in the river and which ones are hiding under the bridges? Whoever slides the right animal tile into the correct river channel will be one step ahead on the expedition to reach the Toad King! Jungle Party is a playful new take on classic memory games.

Ages

5

& UP

Play Time

20

MINUTES

2017

2016 Kinderspiel des Jahres Recommended!

MONSTER TRAP

Players

2-4

The monsters are loose again!!! That’s actually not a bad thing—they make living in this mansion really fun! But right now, Grandma Freida is standing outside and she’s terribly afraid of monsters. You must work together to push the monsters to the middle of the mansion and into the trap as quickly as possible! Who can catch the most monsters before Grandma sees them? Game Authors: Inka and Markus Brand MSRP: $34.95

& UP

Play Time

JUNGLE PARTY

Game Authors: Stefan Dorra and Manfred Reindl MSRP: $34.95

20

MINUTES

Players

Mischievous sea sprites swim, play, and tease the big ghost octopus in the enchanted coral reef. Suddenly, the grumpy octopus reaches out his long tentacles and creates a whirlpool of bubbles! Can you use your magical bubble magnifying lenses to find your sea sprite friends and bring them safely to the hiding hole in your reef? How many can you find before the octopus stirs things up again? Game Authors: Jens-Peter Schliemann and Bernhard Weber MSRP: $39.95

& UP

Ages

6

& UP

Play Time

20

MINUTES

2011 Kinderspiel des Jahres Nominee!


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2018 Fall Games Catalog  
2018 Fall Games Catalog