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Excellent Games from Essen Coming Soon

Excellent Games from Essen Coming Soon

Pre-order now for 10% off board games

This week we're hot off the back of Essen Spiel 2021, one of the biggest board game conventions in the world! To celebrate we've put together a collection of some of the most anticpated, most talked about, and more importantly the most fun board games from Essen Spiel 2021.

Solve murders in the distant future in Chronicles of Crime: 2400, design a floral masterpiece in Azul Queen's Garden, scout out the best staff for your big top in SCOUT, survive the harsh sands of Arrakis in Dune: House Secrets and more with 10% off when you pre-order!

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Chronicles of Crime: 2400 [ 10% Pre-order discount ]

1 - 4 players | 60 - 90 minutes | £24.30

In the standalone game Chronicles of Crime: 2400, you can use all the latest technology to solve crimes. Your pet Cyber-Raven can analyze evidence and search the web to find information on suspects. During the course of a scenario, you may also obtain cybernetic implants that would increase your abilities. Super-senses that help you find evidence on the crime scene? A tomograph to quickly check the person you’re talking to for cyber enhancements? Or maybe a zapper to quickly neutralize any electronic device? The future is full of useful stuff!

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Azul Queen's Garden [ 10% Pre-order discount ]

2 - 4 players | 45 - 60 minutes | £38.70

In Azul: Queen's Garden, players are tasked with arranging a magnificent garden for the King's lovely wife by arranging beautiful plants, trees, and ornamental features. Using an innovative drafting mechanism, the signature of the Azul series, players must carefully select colorful tiles to decorate their garden. Only the most incredible garden designers will flourish and win the Queen's blessing.

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Dune: House Secrets [ 10% Pre-order discount ]

1 - 4 players | 90 - 180 minutes | £35.10

Featuring the co-operative game system used in Portal's award-winning Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, Dune: House Secrets delivers a deeply thematic experience that drops one-to-five players in the middle of the highest stakes unfolding on the harsh desert planet of Arrakis. In this story-driven adventure game, players take on the roles of rebels who must solve a series of challenging missions with a finite amount of time and resources!


SCOUT [ 10% Pre-order discount ]

2 - 5 players | 20 minutes | £18

You have suddenly been appointed as the leader of a circus. Using the members of your circus you must put together a show that will beat out your rivals. Everyone on your team has a specific role. To fill in the gaps on your team, try to scout members away from other circus groups! With the addition of just one extra person you may set off an incredible chain reaction that helps you create a show that no other circus will be able to surpass.

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Whirling Witchcraft [ 10% Pre-order discount ]

2 - 5 players | 15 - 30 minutes | £27

Being a witch is all about wielding powerful magical ingredients — but a witch can wield only so much power before everything blows up in their face. Choose your recipes wisely to clear your workbench and stick others with too much raw material because the first player to overflow their nemesis' cauldron with enough ingredients wins!


Stroganov [ 10% Pre-order discount ]

1 - 4 players | 90 minutes | £42.30

In the game Stroganov, players try to collect the best furs to gain wealth and fame as they move across the vastness that is Siberia. They will journey through Siberia in spring, summer, and autumn before returning home each winter. After four years (rounds), the player who has best utilized their actions and collected the most victory points wins.

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It's a Wonderful Kingdom [ 10% Pre-order discount ]

1 - 2 players | 45 - 60 minutes | £26.10

In It’s a Wonderful Kingdom, you’ll play as a Duchy looking for power. The empty throne of the former Monarch calls for a legitimate heir. Fight for your place at the head of the Kingdom. You’ll have to choose the path of your future to enhance and grow faster and bigger than your opponent. Expand the production of your Duchy, trap your opponent, and access to the throne of this Wonderful Kingdom.


Bequest [ 10% Pre-order discount ]

3 - 6 players | 30 - 45 minutes | £45

In Bequest, players will strategically split Dr. Schism’s fortune with their villainous neighbors! Bequest packs a ton of strategy into what looks like simple decisions. Will you be clever enough to walk away with the lion’s share of Dr. Schism’s estate, and become the next great supervillain?

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Free Radicals [ 10% Pre-order discount ]

2 - 5 players | 45 - 90 minutes | £54

In Free Radicals, players take control of one of ten fully asymmetrical factions, each with its own path to earn resources, power, and the knowledge stored in the "Free Radicals", which are giant mysterious objects that appeared around the world, causing a huge evolutionary leap in technology!

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