There was a raffle... with lots of great prizes!

The PROMOS from CGE (Czech Games Edition) have arrived and some of these promos aren't easy to come by. There may be one for your favourite CGE game! There are promos for these great games; Tzolk'in: The Mayan CalendarGalaxy TruckerAlchemistsDungeon Petz, Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends, Last Will and Goblins Inc. Here are the details...

Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar – Tribes & Prophecies – Mini Expansion 1

A new tribe and a new prophecy for Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar - Tribes & Prophecies.
It was given out by Czech Games Edition at Essen Spiel 2013.

Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar – Mini Expansion 1

Released in Spielbox issue 2012/6, this mini expansion includes one new monument tile and one new starting wealth tile.
Bonus Monument - Granary
Bonus Starting Wealth - Cistern

Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar – Mini Expansion 2

Given away in the Gathering of Friends 2013 convention giftbags, this mini expansion includes one new monument and one new starting wealth tile.

Galaxy Trucker: Even-Steven Cards

This limited expansion consist of 5 new bonus cards for Galaxy Trucker: Another Big Expansion. Each Even-Steven card gives a player a handicap or advantage, allowing for a more balanced game between players of different skill levels.

Alchemists: Ring of Favor Promo Card

Ring of Favor is a promotional mini-expansions for Alchemists. It consists of a single artifact card, with the following text:
Ring of Favor (Artifact - Cost 4 - VP 2)
You can double the effect of a favor card you play. Limit once per round.
It was distributed with the game during Essen Spiel 2014 and Cannes 2015.

Dungeon Petz: Bob the Blob Promo Pet

A promotional pet initially given with copies of the expansion Dark Alleys upon its launch at Essen Spiel 2013. There is an extra set of fasteners for this pet in the Dark Alleys expansion.
Bob the Blob: Originally, this pet had no name. And no shape. And no personality. No, wait, that’s not true. Actually, Bob’s personality is very well defined: He is eager to please. That’s why he lets us call him Bob, and that’s why he will be whatever you want him to be.

Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends – Legendary Summoner Promo

A promotional legendary being.
"Just shuffle the “Legendary Summoner” in with the other legend cards. This legendary’s effect allows you to use all players’ pieces for the pattern of the next being you summon this turn."
Included in Spielbox 2014/6.

Last Will - 2 Messenger Cards

This card gives the player an extra Errand boy.

Goblins, Inc.: Promo cards

Bookie/Gambler - Gain 4 points if combat went all four rounds / Gain 4 points if either team's robot ended combat with no Weapon Tiles.
Collector - Gain 3 points for every 3 Decoration Tiles destroyed. Gain 3 points for every 3 Engine Tiles Destroyed. Gain 3 points for every 3 Armor Tiles destroyed.
Custombot - Starting from the first player each player in a team sets one of their goblins figures on his robot. For every goblin placed on one team's robot there has to be one in the same position on the other team's robot. Goblins can never be placed on the 4 spaces surrounding the cockpit.



An extremely generous donation of NINE games from Tony Simons has shifted the raffle up another gear! These games are still shrink wrapped and there's something to suit all tastes. Here's a run down of these great games that could be yours...

Cosmic Encounter

This is the Avalon Hill version with some great game pieces to match the great game play. In Cosmic Encounter, you play the leader of a colonization effort whose ships are traveling throughout the Cosmos to prove their worthiness for Cosmic leadership. Each player is a race that has the ability to bend or break certain rules in the game.

Oltre Mare

An engaging voyage through the Mediterranean Sea, in the golden Age of Sail. In order to win, you have to trade wisely, choose the right cards to perform the best actions, and maximize the profit from your ship's cargo!

Beowulf the Legend

The fascinating legend of the great hero Beowulf is told in one of the oldest works of English literature. This game by Reiner Knizia relives the legend of how the Geatish warrior Beowulf comes to the aid of the Danish King against the fearsome monster Grendel, how he returns to his home in Geatland to become King, and how Beowulf meets his end when fighting the terrible dragon.


Players compete to become the most powerful figure in the city by trading and building. Each player, representing a wealthy Aquileian patrician, owns a certain number of henchmen (pawns) which he uses for these main activities: sports playing, culture, trading, and building. Each activity can bring expenses, earnings and sometimes victory points.

Tom Tube

Two players compete to build a space station through which they guide their astronauts, the first to return safely to base wins. This puzzle-like tile placing game uses rhombus and triangle shapes to great effect.

Army of Frogs

A game for 2-4 players that resembles Hive (by the same designer - John Yianni) in that the gameboard is created while you play. The goal of the game is to create one large group of frogs through tactical manoeuvring and placement of the pieces, which are hexagonal Bakelite frogs.


Set in a fantasy world this colourful game relives the struggle for power to control a kingdom. Each player represents a prince who commands knights to conquer kingdoms.

Space Shuffle

Form Solar Systems and collect points in this game that is both fun and educational. As you place the planets in their correct galactic order, you will gain points depending on the planet's color and the other colors within that Solar System.

Manga Manga

A fast paced card game that plays up to 6 players.



CGE (Czech Games Edition) have generously donated a copy of their new party game 'Codenames' designed by the impressively versatile game designer Vlaada Chvátil. I've played a prototype of this game and it's excellent. There will also be some Promos for other CGE games.


The two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.Teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right colour while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.



Chaos Publishing have kindly donated some copies of Medieval Mastery to the raffle...

Medieval Mastery

In Medieval Mastery you send out your Knights to conquer surrounding lands in feudal France. This tactical game for the whole family has beautiful artwork and a modular design so no two games will be the same.



Our very own local game designer David Mortimer has donated two of his published designs as prizes.

Pocket Imperium

Launch fleets, explore the stars and invade systems in this 4X microgame of galactic dimensions.

Dragon Slayer

Kill dragons, call out your friends, become the master slayer in this fast dice game with a twist.

In A Bind

A fun dexterity party game...


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