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- Top 25 Essen 2018 U.S. Releases
42.) Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition is a fully cooperative, app-driven board game of horror and mystery for one to five players that takes place in the same universe as Eldritch...
Sale price $8999 $89.99Save $9.96
In the dystopic 1930s, the industrial revolution pushed the exploitation of fossil-based resources to the limit, and now the only thing powerful enough to quench the thirst for power of...
Sale price $7199 $71.99Save $18
44.) The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
In the co-operative trick-taking game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, the players set out as astronauts on an uncertain space adventure. What about the rumors about the unknown...
Sale price $1099 $10.99Save $3.96
45.) Underwater Cities
In Underwater Cities, which takes about 30-45 minutes per player, players represent the most powerful brains in the world, brains nominated due to the overpopulation of Earth to establish the best...
Sale price $4999 $49.99Save $24.96
46.) Anachrony Essential Edition
Anachrony is a medium-heavy strategy game of worker placement, engine building and time travel, set in a dystopian science-fiction world with a rich backstory. In the wake of a devastating...
Sale price $4499 $44.99Save $10.01
48.) Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Tzolkin: The Mayan Calendar presents a new game mechanism: dynamic worker placement. Players representing different Mayan tribes place their workers on giant connected gears, and as the gears rotate they take...
Sale price $4495 $44.95Save $15
49.) Power Grid Recharged
Power Grid is the updated release of the Friedemann Friese crayon game Funkenschlag. It removes the crayon aspect from network building in the original edition, while retaining the fluctuating commodities market like Crude: The Oil...
Sale price $3599 $35.99Save $13.96
54.) Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Star Wars: Imperial Assault is a strategy board game of tactical combat and missions for two to five players, offering two distinct games of battle and adventure in the Star Wars...
Sale price $8799 $87.99Save $22
55.) On Mars
Following the success of unmanned rover missions, the United Nations established the Department of Operations and Mars Exploration (D.O.M.E.). The first settlers arrived on Mars in the year 2037 and...
Sale price $11299 $112.99Save $12
56.) Le Havre (Complete Edition)
*Complete Edition includes Le Grand Hameau and all bonus cards. It's All About Timing! Only fools look for calm at the famous inland port of Le Havre. Manage a harbor, build ships,...
Sale price $5599 $55.99Save $14
57.) The Gallerist Complete Edition
This age of art and capitalism has created a need for a new occupation - The Gallerist. Combining the elements of an Art dealer, museum curator, and Artists’ manager, you...
Sale price $10799 $107.99Save $12
Introduced by the Moors, azulejos (originally white and blue ceramic tiles) were fully embraced by the Portuguese when their king Manuel I, on a visit to the Alhambra palace in Southern Spain,...
Sale price $3199 $31.99Save $8
59.) Lisboa: Deluxe Edition
Lisboa is a game about the reconstruction of the great Portuguese capital city after a series of terrible catastrophes. On November 1, 1755, Lisboa suffered an earthquake of an estimated magnitude...
Sale price $12599 $125.99Save $14
61.) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
In The Quacks of Quedlinburg, players are charlatans — or quack doctors — each making their own secret brew by adding ingredients one at a time. Take care with what...
Sale price $4499 $44.99Save $5
65.) Aeon's End: 2nd Edition
Deep underground in the forgotten city of Gravehold live the servivors of a invasion from long-ago. There the vestiges of society have learned to harvest the energy from the very...
Sale price $3699 $36.99Save $13
66.) Paladins of the West Kingdom
Paladins of the West Kingdom is set at a turbulent time of West Francia's story, circa 900 AD. Despite recent efforts to develop the city, outlying townships are still under...
Sale price $4499 $44.99Save $15.01
67.) Fields of Arle
In the worker placement game Fields of Arle, set in the German region of East Frisia, players develop an estate and expand their territory by cutting peat and building dikes. The...
Sale price $6599 $65.99Save $14
68.) Race for the Galaxy (Revised 2nd Edition)
In the card game Race for the Galaxy, players build galactic civilizations by playing game cards in front of them that represent worlds or technical and social developments. Some worlds allow...
Sale price $2499 $24.99Save $9.96
69.) Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
Burgle your way to adventure in the deck-building board game Clank! Sneak into an angry dragon's mountain lair to steal precious artifacts. Delve deeper to find more valuable loot. Acquire cards for...
Sale price $4899 $48.99Save $16.01