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!
2 de Mayo: Assault on Palace Grimaldi
(Temporarily Out of Stock)
Hol's der Geier (Preorder) Players are given an equal deck of cards from one to fifteen. Each turn, a prize tile is randomly selected from a pool. The prize tile either has positive or negative points, and each player is attempting to gather the most positive points...
Friesematenten: Die Schattenmänner (Preorder) Friesematenten: Die Schattenmänner completes the basic Friesematenten game released by Amigo Spiele in 2010 and cannot be played on its own.
The City (Preorder) In The City, players try to quickly and skillfully build their own city over the rounds, bringing in revenue and victory points. The cards are both buildings and currency, and the player who collects the most victory points will win the game.
Carré (Preorder) Build with malice, but mind the gap!
Die Brücke am Rio D'Oro (Preorder) Die Brücke am Rio D'Oro is old and brittle – no, not the game itself, but the bridge that spans the river, the bridge that connects explorers to the pot of gold on the other side of the gorge.
Big Five (Preorder) Short description: The players try to get rid of their animal cards...
Bärenspiel (Preorder) In Bärenspiel, players try to rescue a little bear lost in the great forest...
23 (Preorder) 1-23 – these are the cards that will be played in ascending order over the course of the game, but doing so is trickier than you might expect as there are limitations in doing so...
Uskoci: The card game of Croatian pirates (Preorder) It is the year of our Lord 1603. The Uskok Warlord Radoslav died during the last Venetian raid...