Essen 2007 releases
Funagain Games is your home for the latest releases from the Internationale Spieltage the largest consumer show of board games in the world!
As in years past 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 the first time ever you can pre-order these games at Funagain!
In years past Funagain has informed customers when games have arrived, but we have never before offered true pre-orders with pricing this early in the year. 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. There are some special conditions with these pre-orders so please read carefully below to understand how Essen pre-orders will 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. 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. Essen games should arrive shortly after the 1st of November, but 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.
Do you have a question not answered here? Then send us an e-mail and we'll be happy to answer it!
Little Amadeus Maestro
new version of Maestro
$40.95 Players play as Amadeus, Nannerl, Haydn or young Beethoven, seeking musicians with which to put on a concert.
$52.50 Six little mice sit in their tubes on the mouse carousel, and before them lie colorful little scraps of food. But each mouse eats food only of its own color! So in which tube does the mouse of the correct color await?
English language edition
List: $39.95 $31.95 (20% savings!) By the mid-14th century, the Chinese people had succeeded in freeing themselves from Mongolian domination. With Tai-tsu's accession to the throne as emperor, a new and independent China emerged. Become a price and acquire wealth for your people.
List: $55.00 $43.95 (20% savings!) Easter Island is a tiny triangular speck of land at the eastern edge of Polynesia in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The island has fascinated travelers, mystics, and scientists for years as people have wondered how such a small, isolated area could...
$10.95 The first player to nab 25 bananas is the winner -- but the only way to earn bananas is to predict in advance how many of the yellow fruits you'll be able to get by the end of the round.
Old Town Solo
$5.00 Riedel presents a small standalone item that fits the spirit of his Old Town. Old Town Solo is a set of 12 solo games and two puzzles. Says Riedel, "You don't need the board game to play Old Town Solo. You just need the cards, the rule[s] (both inside of
Panda, Gorilla & Co.: Das Spiel
Regular: $43.95 On Sale! $22.63 (49% savings!) The players give the zoo animals a new home. From turn to turn, the zoo design takes new form. True-to-nature animal tiles transport the planners to a realistic zoo atmosphere. It's wild fun for the whole family.
$39.95 Rattlesnake Valley is in ruin. Formerly a thriving location, the survivors of an epidemic abandoned the city, until it was discovered that the old gold mines still held treasure. The lure of wealth has attracted adventurers. Keep your revolver handy.
List: $25.00 $19.99 (20% savings!) Scandaroon is an engaging and quizzical game for 3 or 4 players played over 4 rounds. Players are dealt a hand of cards each round with which they will compete to create their own high scoring row, while seeking to minimize their opponents' scores.
Scaraball / Dodecaedron 2007
$26.25 Scaraball comes paired with Dodecaedron 2007, and both games use the same components: a hexagonal playing field, a "ball" token, and teams of athletes. In Dodecaedron, you score goals with your fingers. In Scaraball, you score goals using "hit cards".