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!
$34.95 The cows are having a grand ol' time in the pasture, eating, mooing and doing all those other cowy activities they love so much. But all good things must come to an end, and now it's time to bring your cows home, preferably before everyone else so that...
expansion to De Ontembare Stad
$27.99 This sequel introduces a number of spectacular new game elements, along with the reliable game play of the original game. These elements include new character cards, new types of buildings, and a variant that eliminates luck from the game.
Insel der Piraten limited edition of 200 Many hidden treasures wait on this secret pirate's isle. Luckily enough, the pirates have left you a treasure map, but it is ripped in several pieces and no one knows the correct order. Each player can look at only one piece at a time. Try to find... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Logan Stones Two players create a communal board of pieces, trying to create a line of four identical symbols. The pieces are communal and are constantly being flipped, so a good memory is quite an asset here. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Mecanisburgo Mecanisburgo takes place in an alternative present world that meets the predictions of H.G. Wells, with robots and humans living side-by-side with humans and an extraterrestrial energy source, boosting the development of science and technology. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Mehr oder Weniger
$9.30 Mehr oder Weniger (More or Less) has players trying to quickly count objects or colors and grab the correct number card from the center of the table.
Merkolino The baby animals make the most of the lovely weather by going on an outing into the forest. Some of the little scamps play hide and seek! See if you can find out who is missing! There are 6 variations at different levels in this game. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Mozaika Mozaika is a pattern creation game with a bit of blind bidding added to have players compete for components. Each turn, a new set of mosaic tiles is put up for bid, with the cheapest bidder receiving a fly that gets stuck on one of the tiles already in... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Rice Wars Players are in 16th century Japan, trying to attain the position of daimyo. They must manage their land, their peasants, and their neighbors while trying to gain power and keeping their ears open for assistance from the emperor's advisers. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Rotterdam: Ma$ter$ of Trade Rotterdam: Masters of Trade takes the components from the base game as a starting point and build a related, but new experience that fits into the worker placement trend of recent years. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.