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!
List: $39.99 $19.99 (50% savings!) Sector 41 is an unstable (some say cursed) region of the galaxy that contains the most potent power source ever discovered; Glynium. Four enemy races converge in this dangerous region of space to fight for the rights to harvest enough Glynium to rule...
remake of Capitol
List: $59.99 $47.99 (20% savings!) Skyline City, year 3000. Another urban colony on another nameless moon. The galaxy always needs more living space for the traders, the miners, the pilots, the farmers and the soldiers that ply the overdeveloped planets and the space lanes connecting...
Space Pirates English language edition of Raumpiraten / Pirates de l'Espace Become the most famous Space Pirate ever! Load your Pirate ship through the Universe in search of freighters to board. Accumulate massive amounts of wealth while avoiding asteroids, cosmic storms... and the Galactic Police. And don't count on any help... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Strada Romana Rome, beginning of the 2nd Century AD. The center of the Empire is the heart of a rich network of trade exchanges. Under the emperor Trajan in ancient Rome, traffic was a considerable urban problem. Hundreds of wagons along the roads carried goods... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
List: $34.95 $27.99 (20% savings!) Precious stones are on offer at the magnificent sultan's palace. The players have to get hold of the most precious collection of all if they want to impress the sultan and win the game. But who can foresee the plans of the other players and make the...
Table Hockey English language edition of Hockey Sur Table Enjoy the thrill of tabletop hockey with this clever design that was released at Essen 2009! Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
List: $12.99 $10.40 (20% savings!) Players form teams of two: scientist and robot. The scientist chooses a position card and uses other cards to maneuver the robot player into the correct position. Be the first to correctly position the robot to win a card. Win 5 cards to win the game.
Revised Edition; AKA: 1853 India
List: $75.00 $67.50 (10% savings!) This edition of 1853 has been completely revised: map, graphic design, and rules.
List: $24.99 $19.99 (20% savings!) The S.S. Nvrsnks is going down, and who is always first off a sinking ship? The rats! Move your group of rats off the ship before the rising water drowns your furry friends.. and your opponents may also share some of the rats in your group.
Abriss (Announced) Many games are concerned with the development of cities, countries, civilizations, etc. What has been neglected, though, is all the stuff that must be torn down to make room for what's new. This game offers players the unique opportunity to bulldoze...