If you’re a heavy game fan, you’ve heard of What’s Your Game? – the company that brought us Vinhos, Madeira, ZhanGuo, and other high quality titles. This October at Essen, they’ve got two new great looking titles on the way…
The first is Nippon, from designers Paulo Soledad and Nuno Sentiero, who brought us Madeira (also from WYG) and Panamax (from Stronghold Games). The second title is Signorie, from designers Andrea Chiarvesio and Pierluca Zizzi, who previously worked together on Hyperborea.
You can now pre-order both games directly from the WYG website.
There are lots of awards in the board game industry, but the Spiel des Jahres is the one that publishers really care about, because it’s the one that sells games. Over the last few years, board game enthusiasts have become a little critical of the award and the choices made, but the truth is that these awards are designed to showcase German games that appeal to families. They’re generally awarded to titles that are easy and quick to learn and don’t take an entire afternoon to play.