Sunday, October 27, 2013

Space battles (or Spiel Essen - days 1,2 and 3)

It has been so busy here in Essen that we've kept postponing the daily updates... until now. These three days of Spiel 2013 were probably the toughest in the history of NSKN Games but also the most fun we've had since the very beginning of our board games adventure.

Once again, we'll let the pictures do the talking...

From day 1 we had the gaming tables full of happy gamers 
Demos from 10am to 7pm 
The revised edition of Exodus got most of the attention

Crowded... that's a happy publisher

Space battles @ Exodus 
Perfect Storm got it's share of attention

The third day was again about strategy, technology and ... space battles

Tired but happy, we'll give you the final update tomorrow!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Spiel Essen - day 0 - playing and preparing

Yesterday we were writing about the final days before Spiel Essen... today we are here at the heart of board gaming. Again, we'll let the pictures tell the story.

At first, our world was covered in boxes.
Not any kind of boxes, but boxes full of board games!

11 hours later, we had a fully set up booth with fresh games waiting for players.

We still had some time to have fun with the shark...

And just before we got kicked out by the organizers we spared a moment for a group picture.

Tomorrow is the big day, we're waiting for all of you to visit our booth, play games and have fun!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Spiel Essen - day -2 - playing and preparing

Spiel '13 Essen in only two days away, but I guess that's old news for the true gamers. For the past weeks we've been doing nothing but preparing and yesterday we finally arrived to Germany to have a team reunion.

The top priority was to... play! I know, what else a bunch a gamers could do? This is what happened...

Perfect Storm was the game of our choice.
Throw in some food and beer and you have the recipe for a fun evening 

This is how Perfect Storm looks from the top, and this is still a prototype

Oh yes, before playing we went to IKEA and bought a shark

...and figured out to get the shark involved in the game
After a 10-hour drive from Poland, that's all we could handle for one night. We had a quick sleep - this is what Essen in about in the end, playing rather than sleeping - and woke up eager to play more.

It's a new day, let's keep on playing. These are the available choices, but how to decide?

Did I mention that we also had cats? So why not let them decide for us...

Eisenhower (that's the name of the black cat) was less than interested.
We decided to go for Praetor. But that's a story for tomorrow.
That is how the story of NSKN at Spiel '13 started. We invite you to visit our website and get the latest info.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Exodus Revised Edition in images

Player board with ship blueprints and the tech tree

Not long ago we've received from the manufacturing company the Revised Edition of Exodus: Proxima Centauri, a game which we are bringing this year to Spiel Essen.

We quickly set it up and had a quick 2-player game, a moment we've been looking up to for the past half a year. This is who it looks like...

Planets, boards, resources...

The race to build an empire

The hex map

A view from the top, with every game component

If this stirred your curiosity, don't forget to preorder the game, stop by our booth G-140 in hall 1 between 24th and 27th of October in Essen, Germany or to ask your local game store when Exodus will be in stock.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Essen preorders open!

The largest gaming fair in Europe is less than a month away and everyone’s purchase list is getting ever thicker. We’re talking about Spiel ’13 Essen and the hundreds of new games being released during the four busiest days of the year for any passionate gamer.

We have been preparing for this event for several months and we already have a clear picture of what we are preparing for all our friends and fans. So, to keep the long story short, we are opening the preorder campaign for Exodus: Proxima Centauri (revised edition) and for all the other games we’re bringing along.
To preorder simply visit this page and choose your games.
There will be many questions regarding our preorder campaign and we want to anticipate and offer you a few answers.
Why preorder? Because we have a limited quantity of each game. The most wanted and expected isExodus: Proxima Centauri and we will bring along to Essen 150 copies of the game. The other two games available for preorders are Wild Fun West (60 copies) and Warriors & Traders (100 copies).
What about the discounts? The revised Exodus comes with a 10 EUR discount and this needs no further explanations. It’s Essen, so it’s like Christmas for gamers! For the other two titles we simply have that many game boxes left and while reaching the finish line we’re offering huge discounts – 10 EUR for Wild Fun West (MSRP 20 EUR) and 8 euro for Warriors & Traders (MSRP 45 EUR).
How does it really work? You pay via PayPal before October 20th and then come by our booth (G-140, hall 1) and pick up whatever you ordered. It’s that simple.

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