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!
Age of Steam: Washington DC/Berlin Wall Age of Steam: Washington DC/Berlin Wall pairs West with East-meets-West in a theme-rich take on everyone's most expandable train game. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
AiaGaia (Announced) In this self-published game, players score points when they add animals to the table. Two things to keep in mind while doing this: (1) Most animals have special abilities based on the various cards in play, and (2) If you fail to make the proper animal...
List: $14.99 $11.99 (20% savings!)
Animeeples Wooden Farm Animals Agricola accessory This set of agriculturally-based farm animal miniature tokens is the officially-sanctioned accessory produced by Lookout Games for Agricola. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Apokalypse (Announced) Designer Henning Poehl notes that the game box will hold Apocalyptic riders, many good people and just as many bad ones, and Apocalyptic money, which holds incredible value at the end of the world.
Arktia (Announced) A research station is being erected on a distant ice moon, Arktia, and players are constructing futuristic residential and research modules to claim control over as much of the ice as possible. Watch out, though, because if these...
AKA: Magnetic Axiom
$53.99 Move one of your scepters onto a cube occupied by an opponent's piece. At first glance the game appears to be a straightforward abstract, but this impression changes as the game progresses.
AKA: La Bonne Soupe
$44.99 Each season, gardeners want to pick flowers and present beautiful, multi-colored bouquets for sale. The problem is that each gardener has planted only a few different blooms, so to get those beautiful bouquets the gardener will have to perform a little...
$29.95 Bobby Sitter is a speed/observation game along the lines of Jungle Speed. Says designer Jean-Marc Courtil, "I have to be the fastest one at the table, but not make a mistake."
List: $26.99 $21.99 (19% savings!) Europe, XVII century. With their thirst for richness, the merchants are ready to sail towards the Oriental Indies, where the commerce of spices is florid. Meanwhile, the struggle inside the merchant companies becomes harder...