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Essen 2017 Releases

Funagain Games is your home for the latest releases from the Internationale Spieltage, the largest consumer show of strategy board and card games in the world. The show takes place in mid-October in Germany where 800-1,000 new titles are released each year before the Christmas holiday. If you cannot attend (or even if you can), our Essen Mule Service is the fastest and best way to get the new games, many of which will never be released in the US or may take 3-12 months to actually make it into US distribution, if there are even copies left after the show or a second edition is planned.

As in past years, Funagain is traveling to Essen (the city in Germany where the Internationale Spieltage is held every year, and the show's common name to non-Germans) to bring back the newest and best in hobby board games for our customers. You can pre-order these games at Funagain and we will do our best to secure them for you and ship them directly to your home after they arrive by air shipment to our warehouse or deliver them to you at BGG.Con in Dallas at our booth the week before Thanksgiving.

The list of games that are pre-orderable will grow as we receive more pricing information from publishers. So if you see a game that you'd like, but there is currently no price please keep checking back or even better click the "Notify Me" button and we will let you know when we get the needed info from the publisher. It also helps us gauge interest in the various titles for ordering quantity. Many publishers do not have this info as early as we would like, but we keep trying to get the info. There are some special conditions with these pre-orders, so please read carefully below to understand how Essen pre-orders work.

Games from Essen which are on pre-orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. While we strive to fill all pre-orders, sometimes certain games are only available in limited numbers, or not at all. If you want something, pre-order it right away so we know you want it. We refer to the actual pre-orders when we make purchase decisions so you may not get your game if you do not pre-order and tell us. We will make every effort to combine orders placed by customers for multiple Essen games into one shipment.

Because of the nature of international freight shipping, expected arrival dates are approximate only. Unexpected delays could result in their arrival being later. Funagain does everything possible to expedite the arrival of the Essen games, but some factors are beyond our control. Prices on Essen pre-orders are locked in. If our final price ends up being more than the pre-order price, pre-order prices will be honored. If our final price ends up being lower than our pre-order price, the lower price will be honored. The product listings will say if the game is an international edition with English rules or not. Rules are almost always available on the geek.

Do you have a question not answered here? Then send us an e-mail and we'll be happy to answer it!

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Brides & Bribes

$59.99
In Brides and Bribes, a strategy game played over six rounds, each player takes the role of a powerful family of Genoa.


Fast Forward: Fear Ding and Dent

$19.95
$12.50
(37% savings!)
Do you fear ghosts? Or are you confronting the danger and scaring your opponents? FEAR is a fast-paced and straightforward hand management game of tension-filled ghost chasing.


Antiquity Ding & Dent

$130.00
$71.99
(45% savings!)
An epic game featuring city planning, agriculture, mining, hunting and the procurement of luxury materials in a medieval landscape. The game is set against the background of late Medieval Italy.


Scoops

$11.99
$8.39
(30% savings!)
Each player is dealt a cone card. The reverse side of it tells you what you should be adding to your ice cream cone: chocolate, strawberry or vanilla ice cream, almonds, cherries or wafer sticks.


Sakura Expansion

$21.99
$15.39
(30% savings!)
If you missed the Kickstarter for Sakura then this mini-expansion containing the Stretch Goals is for you!


TAGIRON

$27.99
$24.99
(11% savings!)
TAGIRON is a logical deduction game played with number tiles and question cards. You win if you can guess all of your opponent's tiles. Put on your thinking cap!


TimeBomb Evolution

$22.99
in TimeBomb Evolution players are secretly assigned a role which is either a terrorist or a SWAT officer. SWATs win together if they deactivate the time bomb by revealing all of the SUCCESS cards.


Sweet Honey, Bee Mine!

$27.99
Sweet Honey, Bee Mine! is the game that combines bluffing, hand management, and your ability to be a jerk in one tidy package.


Multiple

$21.99
Multiple (マルチプル) is a Japanese card game in which you create a "multiple" of the target number by co


LOST GEMMA W

$21.99
LOST GEMMA W is card game with a theme of treasure hunting. The goal of the game is to find a route that leads to a "Gemma" (which means "gem" in Latin) as soon as possible.


Steal This Game

$9.99
$6.99
(30% savings!)
In Steal This Game the players take turns being robbers and exhibitors at a board game trade fair — rolling dice, lying, guessing, and shuffling cards.


IUNU The dynasties of Ancient Egypt rise and fall. Will your rule be strong enough to survive? Feed your citizens, protect them from invaders, and secure their places in the afterlife! Out of Stock


Diesel Demolition Derby Behind hidden alleys and in dark basements, a new underground league of robot combat has begun. Engineers bring their latest creations to the arena, and battle with each other for money, glory, and power! Out of Stock


Divinity Derby Zeus has invited a bunch of divine friends, including a couple of new ones, from all around the Multiverse for a little get-together on Mount Olympus…and you are one of them! Out of Stock


The Witches of Cernégula Neither frog legs nor goat's feet. Our witches are vegetarian and real! Legend says that in a lagoon of Cernégula, a town in Burgos, a coven of witches had their meetings. Out of Stock


Hexcalibur Multilingual Edition Hexcalibur is an abstract wargame for two players, with an average duration of 40 minutes per game. The action takes place in the first and convulsive years of the reign of Arthur Pendragon. Out of Stock


Death Over The Kingdom

$31.99
Filler party card game for 3 up to 16 players. You must be the player with the least tokens in order to win.


Riga: Die Vitalienbrüder Expansion

$12.99
$9.09
(30% savings!)
Nine pirate ships enter the game of Riga in the Die Vitalienbrüder expansion and make it more expensive to build some of the building cards.


Riga: Die Bürgermeister Expansion

$12.99
$9.09
(30% savings!)
Riga: Die Bürgermeister includes four small boards and 16 tokens, four per player color. The players try to become most popular in the neighboring towns to gain additional victory points.


Pioneers In a game of Pioneers, the players attempt to populate the cities shown on the game board with their pioneers, using coaches to transport them around the map. Each pioneer has a specific profession, and can only.. Out of Stock


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