This week, we belatedly announce the winners of the Spiel des Jahres, Happy Salmons are now Exploding Salmons, Bruno Cathala is the next great designer to drink the roll-and-write Kool Aid, and STOP… Hammer Time.



  • Micromacro: Crime City wins Spiel des Jahres, Paleo wins Kennerspiel
  • North Star Games sells Happy Salmon to Exploding Kittens
  • GAMA announces fund for underrepresented publishers and retailers
  • Roll and Write Trek12 coming from Bruno Cathala and Pandasaurus
  • Dental based battle game coming from Bright Eye Games
  • Ravensburger announces audio based escape room game Echoes
  • Two new games coming from Inka and Markus Brand
  • HABA loudly announces Hammer Time
  • Follow-up on rumors around Stonemaier Games and Libertalia





  • Dice Miner from Atlas Games
  • CATAN: Treasures, Dragons and Adventures by CATAN Studios
  • Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Secrets and Soirees from Stonemaier Games
  • Coffee Traders by Capstone Games
  • Brew from Pandasaurus Games
  • Rocketmen from Phalanx Games and Martin Wallace




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