The Spiel Essen 2016 is now officially open! Hundreds upon hundreds of new games from all over the world will be presented, demoed, played there by tens of thousands of players.

What, you couldn’t go to the Spiel this year? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy some of the hot new releases on Tabletopia!


1. Vikings Gone Wild

2–4 Players; 45–90 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Vikings Gone Wild is the tabletop adaptation of the hugely successful online game mixing together deck building and resource management.

2. Crisis

1–5 Players; 45–120 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Crisis is a gritty, dystopian economic game of worker placement and resource management for 1 to 5 players set in a dieselpunk setting.

3. Sword & Sorcery

2–5 Players; 60–90 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Sword & Sorcery is an epic-fantasy cooperative board game in which 1-5 players fight together against the forces of evil, which are controlled by the game system itself.


4. Anachrony

2–4 Players; 60–150 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Anachrony is a competitive, epic Euro-style strategy game with a time traveling twist set in a grim post-apocalyptic future.


5. Days of Ire: Budapest 1956

1–4 Players; 60–90 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Days of Ire: Budapest 1956 is a historically inspired card-driven revolutionary board game set during the most explosive days of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.


6. In the Name of Odin

2–5 Players; 45–60 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

In the Name of Odin is a strategy game for 2-5 players with hand management and set collection mechanics.

7. Mage Wars Academy

2 Players; 20–30 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Mage Wars Academy is a head-to-head combat between two mages to see who will be victorious.


8. Brides & Bribes

3–5 Players; 90–120 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Brides & Bribes ia s board game set in 16th century Genoa that features unique worker placement and incredible player interaction!


9. Overseers

3–6 Players; 20–30 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Overseers is a 3-6 player drafting and bluffing game with an interesting twist. As Overseers, you will be battling between each other to create the perfect symmetry and most powerful combination of human virtues and vices.

10. Heir to the Pharaoh

2 Players; 45–60 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Heir to the the Pharaoh is a duel game, in which you and your opponent play as Bast and Anubis, each one vying for the Pharaoh’s affection — and for his throne!

11. Farmageddon

2–4 Players; 30–45 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Farmageddon is a game of skillful hand management for 2-4 players that takes 30 minutes to play. Choose when to Plant, what to Fertilize, and with a little luck, you’ll be the master of the farmers’ markets when the dust settles.



12. Magecraft

2 Players; 15–30 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Magecraft is a bag-building game where you learn spells, build a mana pool, and collect mana gems. Whoever collects twenty mana gems in their score area first wins!



13. Roots of Mali

2 Players; 15–30 Min; 2016; Game on BGG

Roots of Mali is a competitive strategic abstract game for 2 players with zero luck involved.


Happy gaming and see you at the table!