Essen 2011 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!
The Manhattan Project
Tuareg (Preorder) Between Timbuktu and Gao Tuareg nomads are busy loading their camels with water, gold, rock salt and millet before making the seemingly endless journey to the next oasis.
Aquarium (Preorder) Can you collect the most stars by building the best aquarium?
Gönner und Gaukler (Preorder) Delve into the colorful world of fortune-tellers and snake dancers, the world of the strong women, the beardless dwarf and the drunk dancing bears...
Foutrack (Preorder) Foutrak is a speedy pattern-recognition game from Cocktail Games in which players duel to claim cards.
Ouga Bouga (Preorder) We return to ancient days, when man lived in caves and woman lived in adjoining caves and their language consisted of little more than grunts and gestures.
Manga Party (Preorder) Manga Party comes with two copies of 26 cards (one with red back, one with beige) that each feature a scene drawn manga-style; it's up to the players to bring the party!
Casse-toi Pov'con! (Preorder) This title of this game refers to the infamous incident in 2008 when French President Nicolas Sarkozy, while wading through a sea of citizens, was caught on camera saying, "Casse-toi, pauvre con!"