Summer is still underway, but autumn is already approaching - and with it numerous board game innovations. The Kosmos publishing house has now presented its program for autumn 2023 and thus the new games half-year. Included: some highlights, including Lacrimosa by Gerard Ascensi and Ferran Renalias or My Island by Reiner Knizia.
The Kosmos publishing house offers a colorful program of board games that appeal to both beginners and ambitious game fans. Playfully surf a wave: “Wave“ by Thomas Weber is a compact cooperative card game. Here everyone takes turns placing cards on a common discard pile. Either the value or the color of the card must increase. The highlight: Everyone holds some of their hand cards upside down. The title is suitable for two to four people aged ten and over.
Long awaited and finally here: “MyIslandby Reiner Knizia. The players gradually discover their own island, build houses, create fields and jungle paths and advance further inland. “My Island” is a legacy game - this means that new rules and game materials are continually added during each game, permanently changing the islands. The game is also aimed at two to four players aged ten and over.
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If you like it sophisticated, come with “Lacrimosa“ by Gerard Ascensi and Ferran Renalias at his expense. In this strategy game, players take on the role of Mozart's patrons in order to complete his last opus. Hire composers, manage Mozart's works and remember the greatest moments of his life - whoever plans the most skillfully leaves a lasting impression on music history. Lacrimosa will be released in the third quarter, specifically on September 14th.
The new crime series “Masters of Crime", the Catan Starfarer Expansion “New Encounters“ and the new solo maze games “Mazescape Ariadne" and "Mazescape Labýrinthos".
News for fans of Michael Menzel
Who games the illustrator, author and Andor-Creator Michael Menzel can look forward to the autumn new products for 2023 from Kosmos Verlag. Because with Dragon Keeper A compact and family-friendly card game about dragons and a new mechanism from Menzel's pen appears. Two to four players aged eight and over have to collect dragon cards, of which there are 123 in total. This will give you parts of a mythical amulet. Kosmos writes: “Short rules, get started straight away”. This sounds like an interesting game for those interested who have barely come into contact with board games. Dragon Keeper is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2023.
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The game takes you to Japan in 1761 The white castle one to four players aged twelve and over. The title is aimed at experienced game fans and relies on the use of a special dice mechanism. The goal is to gain the prince's favor as a daimyo - an advisor to the shogunate. The game extends over nine rounds per party, so it has a fixed schedule. The White Castle also knows how to impress visually: wooden figures and 3D bridges, along with dice, tokens and player boards, provide variety for the eye. The game will be released in the fourth quarter of 2023.
The card game relies on a bidding mechanism and a kind of trading card experience.Heroes for Sale“, which will be published in the third quarter of 2023 Kosmos will appear. Vincent Dutrait, who illustrated, among other things, Treetops and Lost Cities from Kosmos, is responsible for the visuals of the game by Christian Kudahl. It is a purely two-player game in which fans try to take over the opponent's bases using superhero cards. The card game should be easy to learn.
The Nunatak – Temple of Ice it goes high in the truest sense of the word. The new board game by Kane Klenko for two to four people aged ten and over plays on a 3D temple and also uses three-dimensional game pieces. Thanks to its clever scoring mechanism, the game should also be suitable for connoisseurs. Ultimately, it's about building the ice temple together, but still coming out of the game victorious with the most points.
With the solo mazes already mentioned “MazeScape“Kosmos is taking a new approach to puzzle games. The game will launch on the market with two versions and will revolve around folding cards. They serve as playing fields that offer tricky challenges. Seven labyrinths are included in each game pack. Both game versions will be released in the third quarter of 2023.
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Masters of Crime is another series that the publisher Kosmos will launch in the third quarter of the year: The focus of the idea is a story-based, cooperative gaming experience around crime cases. Vendetta is about investigations against a mafia family, while Still Life has art theft at the center of the mystery. Kosmos is also targeting crime thriller fans with a new part in the third quarter Suspects-Row. The detective game, for which four link-ups have been published so far, is entering a new round with “Murderous Marathon”.
And the publisher puts another series there: Cartaventura. After trips to Oklahoma, Vinland and Lhasa, we're heading to Hollywood in the third quarter of 2023. One to four players seek their fortune in the dream factory, meet real historical figures and gradually experience a story that is influenced by decisions. For fans of Cartaventura, the most interesting story so far begins with Hollywood.
This is a must-have item in Kosmos's portfolio Exit-game series. The success seems unbroken, so the publisher is going into two more rounds with The Prison Break and Diary of Eternity. Both parts will appear as new products in the third quarter of 2023 and are aimed at rate professionals. The game series is a real bestseller: Kosmos has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, the best-selling game in 2022 also came from the exit series - it was the spin-off to The Lord of the Rings.
The game of 2022 goes into overtime
Kosmos is forging a very hot iron for the third quarter of 2023. The new board game will then be included Cascadia Landmarks an expansion for the game of the year will come onto the market in 2022. Cascadia enthusiastic fans with the animal theme and as a strategic placement game. The expansion provides additional material so you can play with up to six people, and a new element is added with the “landmarks”. However, the base game is absolutely necessary for this - without Cascadia - In the Heart of Nature by Randy Flynn, Molly Johnson, Robert Melvin and Shawn Stankewich - they are Flatout Games - nothing is working.
Noobs overboard will be a successor to Noobs in space, this time the cooperative communication game takes place on a pirate ship. Above all, the event game ensures a carefree time for two to five players aged ten and over. The idea remains the same: you have to solve puzzles based on incomplete information. The game will be released in the third quarter of the year.
“Fun for the whole family,” the publisher announces Kosmos at 3 Minute Crazy Café by Martin Nedergaard Andersen. It's a family-friendly, real-time game that requires two to six people to work cooperatively to serve food and drinks. Under time pressure and with increasing levels of difficulty, it should be exciting - at least for those fans who like games with an EC real-time concept. The title will be released in the fourth quarter of 2023 as a new board game from Kosmos.
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