Essen 2009 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. You can pre-order these games at Funagain!
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!
Acqua Dolce The Acqua Dolce Aquarium needs to be vibrant with fish, plants, decorations, and colors. Will you be able to make it beautiful through the management of your aquatic resources, or simply wait for when you have goldfish? Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
List: $30.00 $23.99 (20% savings!) In Africa, where nature should be wild and uncontaminated, animals are often in danger. Natural parks and reserves can be a shelter for many animals and a means of protection for dying species. In African Park, players seek to introduce new animals...
revised version of Big Boss
$76.50 Alcazar is the new version of Big Boss. One thing different about this new game is the setting, which has players building castles and villas rather than auto companies, and placing builders and grandees within those buildings rather than buying stock...
$45.00 A kingdom is endangered by an ancient evil, and new heroes are called upon to repeat a great deed performed by a hero from the epic past. In this case, the enemy is the Unnamed, and the safeguards placed on it are starting to crumble, leading people to...
7 Ate 9
List: $9.99 $8.99 (10% savings!) It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! Players add, or subtract, 1, 2, or 3 to the number on the top card on the pile to determine if they have a card that can be played next. Sounds simple, but with everyone playing simultaneously, the options are constantly changing.
$25.95 A Blokus-style game in which players want to cover as much area as possible with their jagged pieces and have as few bits left over as possible. Each piece played must touch one of your other pieces on the board or one of the columns that matches your...
List: $20.95 $18.99 (9% savings!) Score by completing circles and stars on the eye-catching game board. Plan ahead and you could earn a free turn to place another piece and score big!
$69.95 Colonia in the Middle Ages is the largest city of the Holy Roman Empire. Being one of Europe's metropolises it is renowned for its famous cathedrals and vivid trade. In this game the players are the leaders of patrician families, holding influential...
List: $64.95 $51.99 (20% savings!) Colonia in the Middle Ages is the largest city of the Holy Roman Empire. Being one of Europe's metropolises it is renowned for its famous cathedrals and vivid trade. In this game the players are the leaders of patrician families, holding influential...
Gonzaga Between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries, noble knights and gentlewomen weave plots and intrigues, forging and betraying compromises and treaties, all to gain power and expand their fiefs. The most powerful families control entire regions with a... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.