New Jersey, USA and Hamburg, Germany – February 13, 2016
Stronghold Games and eggertspiele are proud to announce jointly a Strategic Partnership whereby Stronghold Games will co-publish all future eggertspiele tiles in English for the North American market effective immediately.
Stronghold Games and eggertspiele have worked together previously on several projects, including the just-released Porta Nigra, as well as Time ‘N’ Space (2013), andMilestones (2012). This Strategic Partnership solidifies the relationship and the commitment of the two companies to work together exclusively in the North American market in English for all future eggertspiele titles.
Before the creation of this Strategic Partnership, Stronghold Games had previously announced the co- publication in 2016 of the award-winning Village line of games under license from eggertspiele. The Village line of games will be released by Stronghold Gamesin 2016 on this approximate schedule:
With this new Strategic Partnership, these announced eggertspiele titles also will be co-published by Stronghold Games in 2016:
Animals On Board
You have an ark and 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.
The last time this design team of Ralf zur Linde and Wolfgang Sentker worked together they produced a Spiel des Jahres nominee (Finca, 2009). Ralf zur Linde had another Spiel des Jahres nominee in 2012 with Eselsbrücke.
Street date: April 2016
JÓRVÍK – 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.
(Note: not final box cover)
JÓRVÍK will include two versions: A streamlined base game and an advanced game, which adds into the game the rare expansion formerly called Kaispeicher.
Street date: Q4′ 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.
(Note: not final box cover – will be colorized)
The winner of Great Western Trail will be the player who manages his herd best, and exhibits good timing in mastering the opportunities and pitfalls of the circular trail.
Recent designs by Alexander Pfister include Port Royal, Broom Service (last year’s Kennerspiel des Jahres winner), Isle of Skye, and Mombasa.
Street date: Q4′ 2016
Additional titles will be announced at a future date.
Stronghold Games and eggertspiele will print these games together at Ludofact Germany, the leading printer of hobby games in the world. Not only will the games from both companies be of the same great German quality, but this will also enable a virtually simultaneous worldwide release of the titles.
“We are very excited by this Strategic Partnership with the world-renowned company, eggertspiele,” said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “This strengthens our commitment to bringing great games from Europe to North America and the rest of the world.“
“Joining with Stronghold Games as our exclusive North American partner for English was an obvious extension of the existing relationship between the companies,” said Peter Eggert, President of eggertspiele. “Stronghold Games has been a great partner in the past, and their growth over the past several years will strengthen both brands around the world.”
About Stronghold Games:
Stronghold Games LLC is a publisher of high-quality board and card games in the hobby game industry. Since 2009, Stronghold Games has released many highly-regarded games, including the best-selling Survive: Escape From Atlantis!, the most innovative deck-building game, Core Worlds, the smash-hit game line of Space Cadets, and many others. Stronghold Games publishes game designs developed both in-house and in partnership with publishers around the world. Stronghold Games LLC is a Limited Liability Company formed in the State of Delaware USA.
eggertspiele is a publisher of strategic and tactical games noted for having little to no luck factor. Since 1996, Peter Eggert and Philipp El Alaoui have published numerous games for eggertspiele, initially focusing on internally developed games. More recent publications have been designed by renowned game designers, garnering many awards for eggertspiele games, including Village (Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012) and Camel Up(Spiel des Jahres 2014). eggertspiele is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.
Stephen M. Buonocore, President
Peter Eggert, President