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!
The 3 Commandments
English language edition of Die 3 Gebote
List: $34.95 $27.99 (20% savings!)
Voll Verladen In Voll Verladen (Fully Loaded), players try to load goods onto their truck in ascending order. You don't have to take goods sequentially, but those who don't will be stuck with half-full trucks. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Wolsung: The Boardgame
$34.99 Players are inventors and industrialists in a steampunk/fantasy setting, who are trying to obtain the raw materials needed to construct paramobiles, golems and airships in order to win the title of best designer at the World's Fair.
Wypas While this game's name will bring giggles to some, the game play itself should be good for some laughs as well. Flock, to use the translated name, is a light-hearted game that turns you into a shepherd and has you trying to catch and shear as many... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
X: Die 4. Dimension
Regular: $135.95 On Sale! $60.00 (56% savings!) Get four of your pieces into a row on this 4x4x4 playing surface/art piece. Turns are simple: Place a marble, then rotate one of the four levels 90º. Different colors of pieces are available for those who just have to play yellow.
...aber bitte mit Sahne Original German edition of Piece o' Cake This game uses "I cut, you choose". The active player divides a pie and everyone selects from the choices -- eating slices to potentially score points, and/or keeping them to have the majority required to score the slice type. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
After the Flood limited, numbered edition of 1500 After the Flood is set in Sumer, with players using resources native to the area -- wool and grain -- to trade for goods created or found outside the region while also building short-lived empires for long-lasting victory points. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Age of Steam Box #1
(Temporarily Out of Stock)
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Age of Steam: CCCP/Chile/Egypt limited edition of 120 Three expansion maps for Age of Steam. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Age of Steam: Vermont, New Hampshire & Central New England
List: $24.99 $19.99 (20% savings!) This full color, mounted Age of Steam expansion contains 2 maps with 3 different expansions containing unique twists on Age of Steam, including a double-map tour-de-force expansion with comprehensive modifications and the ability to play up to 8 players!