The Ravensburger publishing house has announced the new products for autumn 2022. There are mainly brand returnees, such as the Echoes series and new board games for Mojang's Minecraft. 

Ravensburger covers almost all board game fan target groups again this fall - not least thanks to the new titles from Alea. Otherwise, in autumn 2022, the publisher is counting on some comebacks of classics, using its popular brands, but not neglecting innovations. Ravensburger supports the latter by expanding the Echoes series.

Ravensburger's autumn games 2022

Scotland Yard - the cult game from the 90s is still very popular with families. For more variety on game night, the classic game is now available in a new look Sherlock Holmes variant. In Victorian London, the most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his team hunt the mysterious criminal Moriarty. The chase takes place across the city and the detectives have to work together to catch him.

With two game variants: The classic Scotland Yard or with exciting new skills for the detectives and Moriarty. Sherlock Holmes, for example, can trigger a massive manhunt. Moriarty then has to reveal which of the four districts he is in. With Irene Adler's ability, the criminal can neither use the horse tram nor the underground in the next turn - i.e. only the simple carriage. Moriarty, on the other hand, can use additional tickets on certain fields - or escape spectacularly with the hot air balloon.

In addition, he can prematurely end the cat and mouse game. If he manages to commit crimes in three specific locations, he's the instant winner.

For 2 to 6 players, ages 10 and up, by Projektteam III, 42,99 euros (RRP).

Minecraft board games

At the successful Minecraft board game premiere three years ago with "Minecraft: Builders & Biomes" and the Farmers Market expansion, the focus was on constructing buildings and breaking down blocks. Now it's getting monstrously hot: In the new cooperative strategy game "Minecraft Portal Dash' players are trapped in the Nether, Minecraft's fiery underworld. Hordes of monsters are waiting.

Only if players work together as a team and use their equipment and dwindling resources wisely will they be able to reach the saving portal, defeat the boss and escape the Nether. thanks one Modular system with new monsters, game board parts and various bosses, the game constantly offers new and always challenging adventures.

For 1 to 4 players, ages 10+, by Ulrich Blum

"Minecraft Heroes of the Village" is the name of the new Ravensburger board game for the whole family based on the world-famous video game phenomenon "Minecraft". Together the players want to defend a village from the attack of the enemy Illager. To do this, they explore the world, collect blocks, build buildings and fight monsters. Loyal to the players: animal companions with special abilities. Only if the players have built all three buildings before the Illager reach the village do they win the adventure. "Minecraft Heroes of the Village“ creates an easy introduction to the Minecraft game world with short game rounds. The player skins that can be combined in different ways, as well as different levels of difficulty, ensure lasting fun and plenty of variety.

For 2 to 4 players, ages 7+, by Christian Fiore and Knut Happel.

New in the audio mystery series: echoes

The echoes of the past do not fall silent – ​​in September, “The Violin” is a new, this time musically exciting case: Vienna, 1788. In the Burgtheater, secret information is passed on unnoticed. With the help of the app, players can listen to the past. Only those who listen carefully will be able to track down the traitor. New in the fifth echoes case: In addition to the well-known game mechanics, the players have to decode a secret code in order to be able to solve the case.

In "echoes" the players immerse themselves in exciting stories and that through the sense of hearing. This requires not only excellent memory, but also combination skills - and above all, a keen ear. 24 atmospherically illustrated cards provide fragmentary, partly hidden clues in high-quality radio play. Behind every image there are essential sounds or parts of a conversation.

With the free "echoes" app (for iOS and Android), players can listen to them as soon as they move their mobile phone camera over the game material and then put them in the hopefully correct order. echoes can also be played with smartphones that do not meet the technical requirements. To do this, enter the three-digit code on the respective card instead of scanning it with the cell phone camera.

"echoes" is divided into six chapters, to which you have to assign the three correct object cards. If necessary, the app not only provides assistance and reveals whether the order is correct, it also creates the right atmosphere for the respective case.

For 1 to 6 players, ages 14+, by Dave Neale and Matthew Dunstan.

The other cases at a glance:

"echoes" - The Ring
An antique heirloom plunges a young woman into misfortune. What's wrong with this gem? The Echoes of the Past hold the truth about a curse on the ring.

"echoes" - The Dancer (on the recommendation list "Game of the Year" 2022)
A ghost of a young girl haunts a Scottish country house.
Listen carefully to the fragments of her mysterious story and thus solve the riddle of her death.

"Echoes" - the cocktail
In an illegal pub, characters from the New York underworld make sinister plans. Listen to the conversations at the bar and solve the riddle of their leader, "Cruel Steve".

"Echoes" - the microchip
In the distant future, the world will be in ruins. Follow the acoustic traces of the past and solve the dark mystery of the decay of modern civilization.

Brand News: The Breakout of Arazar

In this cooperative storytelling or adventure game, players attempt to break out of the legendary prison of Arazar. What happens next is written in the story book or told by the appropriate app – atmosphere included. How the story develops is entirely in the hands of the players - and their decisions! Will the escape succeed? It's worth being successful, because at the end players can expect a surprising special effect. Each story develops differently and the experience is always new and exciting!

For 2 to 4 players, ages 12+, by Inka and Markus Brand.

Labyrinth - comeback of a classic

The cooperative maze version the name says it all: Labyrinth Team Edition
all play together against Daedalus, the spirit of the labyrinth. Round by round, players will flip through Daedalus' spellbook to learn what obstacles he puts in their way. Can you use your magic well, sliding the walls and finding all the hidden treasures before the last page of the book is turned? Because that's the only way they can win. Due to a constantly new game structure, the fun is limitless.

For 2 to 4 players, ages 8+, by Brett J. Gilbert and Max J. Kobbert.

At the Teutates – Asterix & Obelix got lost in the maze! This edition of the crazy labyrinth enriches every game night among fans of the famous Gauls. Each player chooses a known character from Asterix. Then it is a matter of cleverly shifting the paths in the labyrinth in order to get to the other characters you are looking for as quickly as possible. The first player to find all the pieces they are looking for wins the game.

For 2 to 4 players, ages 7+, by Max J. Kobbert.

Licensed board games from Ravensburger

The iconic werewolves series is now also set in the Wizarding World - making it the perfect role-playing and bluffing game for all lovers of the Harry Potter books and movies! It's night. Creepy Death Eaters are up to mischief. But fortunately the day will soon dawn and we shall see what it brings. Nevertheless, caution is advised, because nothing is as it seems.

Harry Potter: Battle Against the Dark Forces is a fast-paced role-playing game of magic, bluffing and cover-up. Who are the dangerous Death Eaters? And who are the Hogwarts wizards and witches like Harry, Ron and Hermione who can unmask the Death Eaters through magic?

For 2 to 4 players, ages 7+, by Ted Alspach and Akihisa Okui.

The Marvel movies Attention fans: Who is the greatest villain in the Marvel Universe? This expansion includes the villains Loki, Madame Masque and MODOK. As such, players pursue their own sinister goal and thwart the plans of their comrades-in-arms in order to triumph in this competition of dark forces. Only the most cunning Marvel villain can win this game.

Marvel Villainous is a standalone game and cannot be combined with the Disney Villainous games.

Independent expansion or expansion to the other Marvel Villainous games, for 2 to 3 players, ages 12+, by Prospero Hall.

Board games: For connoisseurs of the matter

For its 20th anniversary, the classic strategy game gets a revised game story and new illustrations. As the name suggests, the game is now ins Puerto Rico of the 19th century. Ravensburger worked closely with Puerto Rican cultural advisors.

The year is 1897. Puerto Rico tries to transform itself for the modern world and to leave the era of traditional colonialism behind. As independent Puerto Rican farmers in this new era, players compete to hire workers, grow sugar and tobacco, sell valuable commodities, and build vital urban infrastructure. Whoever can accumulate more prestige than the other farmers wins the classic strategy game.

For 2 to 5 players, ages 12+, by Andreas Seyfarth.

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