Essen 2008 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.
We do not always know whether English rules will be available for the Essen games. We will post this information on the individual product pages as it becomes available.
Do you have a question not answered here? Then send us an e-mail and we'll be happy to answer it!
2 de Mayo In 2 de Mayo, the French player must eliminate the Spanish troops, control the entry points and not lose too many troops by the end of turn 10 to win the game. The Spanish player wins by preventing any of those from happening. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Age of Steam: Secret Blueprints of Steam Plans 1 & 2 expansions Secretly devise the best plan to create a profitable railroad while your competitors do the same, sharing a common pool of actions and stealing goods directly from other players' maps. This expansion has eight different maps and as a bonus includes... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Auf der schwäb'schen Eisenbohn
limited edition of 2500
$8.99 In this 33-card expansion, which includes 22 new bean cards, we're riding The Swabian Bean Railway – Swabia (in German, Schwaben) is a region within Bavaria -- which takes players between five Swabian cities and gives various incentives to sell early...
limited edition of 200
$38.95 Lots of lost souls wander around the old Aztec's pyramid. As a chief, you have to earn your right to rest in that pyramid. Free as many souls as you can to obtain your last sleep's place.
$22.50 Boss Kito is a silverback gorilla, and more importantly for those playing the game named Boss Kito, he's the ruler of Gorilla Island, and you and your fellow gorillas need to keep him happy by feeding him bananas. Despite his great hunger, though, he's...
Crash by Crash English language edition Players compete either head-to-head or in teams of two, trying to blast their opponent from the bumper car field so that they can end up on the highest scoring positions of the gameboard. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Der Name der Rose original German edition of The Name of the Rose Each player secretly takes on the role of one of the monks in the game and tries be not to be suspicious, while at the same time deducing which monks are controlled by the other players and earning as many suspicion points as possible. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
FamilYs This game is all about building families – or "FamilYs," rather, with the "Y" being a big huggy uncle who wants to embrace you because he hasn't seen you in so long. My, how you've grown! Can you really be in college now? Oh, and you've already served... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Fast Flowing Forest Fellers English language edition of Flussfieber Daring lumberjacks meet at the river to begin their traditional contest of the fastest log riders. With skillful maneuvers they try to beat-out their competitors to get ahead in this running of the river. Sometimes you want to move ahead quickly and... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.