Today Stronghold Games and eggertspiele announced a new partnership where Stronghold Games will co-publish all future eggertspiele titles in English for the North American market. The two companies previously announced that the Village line of games–Village,Village Inn, Village Port, and My Village–would be coming out in North America in late spring and early summer of 2016. In addition, they have three more games out this year and further games planned.
The additional three games Animals on Board, JÓRVÍK, and Great Western Trail challenge players to match their wits against Noah (Can you out-collect the ultimate animal collector?), Vikings (Grow your own trading empire and fight off invasions), and American cattlemen in the nineteenth century. See the detailed summaries below.
Animals On Board
You have an ark, and you want to take as many animals on board as you can. Unfortunately, a guy named Noah claims all animal pairs for himself. However, you can gather a herd of three, four or five animals of a species, which is even more valuable! But forming a herd usually requires you to get a pair first… When the arks depart, will you have the most valuable Animals On Board? Animals On Board is an easy to learn, fast game with lots of tricky decisions. Street date: April 2016.
– designed by Stefan Feld. You are a Viking Jarl gaining prestige by trading goods, holding big feasts, funding pillages, commissioning craftsmen, and hiring soldiers to defend the city against recurring invasions. JÓRVÍK is a reimagining of Die Speicherstadt (2010), where players utilize a simple yet brilliant worker placement and bidding mechanism to build up their trading empires. JÓRVÍK will include two versions: A streamlined base game and an advanced game, which adds into the game the rare expansion formerly called Kaispeicher. Estimated Street date: October 2016
Great Western Trail
You are rival cattlemen in 19th century America, herding cattle in a circular trail from the south of Texas to Houston, where your cattle are then shipped by train earning you money and victory points. Hire capable staff, such as cowboys to improve your herd, craftsmen to build your cattle posts, or engineers for the railroad line. Upon each arrival in Houston, have your most valuable cattle in tow. The winner will be the player who manages his herd best, and exhibits good timing in mastering the opportunities and pitfalls of the circular trail. Estimated Street date: October 2016