2018-09-19Essen pre-orders and new games overview

Essen pre-orders and new games overview

Essen Spiel '18, starting this year on October 25th, will once again bring the amazing amount of shiny new games. As usual, we will be there with our titles this year. You can find us at our booth Hall 1, Booth F 145.

Once again, we will accept pre-orders which will help you to ensure a copy of the game you want. To do so, please fill out simple form. Pre-orders close on Monday, October 22nd at 10 AM (CET). Until then, you can edit your order as much as you need. Games should be picked-up by Saturday at noon.

For the first time, we will be able to accept payment by credit card.

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2018-09-14First Anniversary of Through the Ages app

First Anniversary of Through the Ages app

Thank you all for the marvelous year you have spent with us playing Through the Ages. Over the course of almost 160,000 finished online games, you have generated over 46.5 millions of the culture points – that’s a remarkable trace through this virtual world’s history.

That’s not even including the massive amount of single-player games you’ve played! 40,767 brave leaders conquered at least one challenge and 689 mastered all of them. The 35 most devoted heroes have gathered every achievement the game offers!

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2018-08-28A little story behind the big Codenames

A little story behind the big Codenames

You might know that this year CGE released Codenames XXL with plans for other XXL versions of the favorite Codenames family. You may like to know who came up with the original idea and who should be given credit for this.

Back in 2016, it was December 13th, the CGE "Christmas" party was held and we invited all our colleagues, their families, our dear Czech partners and also manufacturer representatives. It was them who brought two super size Codenames boxes they made for this occasion, as a gift, after the huge success of Codenames that year when it won the Spiel des Jahres award.

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2018-08-14Trapwords release announcement

Trapwords release announcement

We are very pleased by such a warm reception of the new Trapwords at Gen Con last week! We would now like to officially announce that Trapwords will become another new title for this year. We plan to release it for Essen Spiel'18 (25th-28th October) and then ship it over the ocean to our US friends as soon as possible. The recommended price will be $19.95/16.95 €.

The game is for 2 teams, divided into two approximately equivalent number of players and takes about 30 minutes to play. It was created together by a trio of promising new Czech authors, Jan Březina, Martin Hrabálek, and Michal Široký. Their lifelong love for board games and a two-year game development lead to creating Trapwords.

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2018-07-26Gen Con, yes we can!

Gen Con, yes we can!Preparations for the greatest american gaming event are culminating. Shall we enter the imaginary door of room 236 and walk through what we will have there for you?

Also don't forget, we are running a BoardGameGeek contest this week. Unlike the past, we've avoided our favorite brain-melting questions. Pictomania is more about fun and right guesses, so take your chance to win one of 10 shiny new games.

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2018-07-04Through the Ages is taking part in the Steam Summer Sale!

Through the Ages is taking part in the Steam Summer Sale!

Through the Ages, the digital app, is part of the Steam Summer Sale and will be available until July 5th with a fine tuned discount of 38 %.

Take the opportunity to bring the award-winning strategy game to a wide screen this game deserves. Compare the strengths of science, culture, and army. This is the game where the mastered balancing of all your resources really matter. Take Ceasar and let him lead your tribe or follow the knowledge of Aristotle.

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2018-06-02Pictomania in a new coat and for a better price

Pictomania in a new coat and for a better price

We are thrilled to introduce to you the second edition of Pictomania, the favorite family game where everybody draws and everybody guesses – all at the same time!

Seven years ago, the first edition was released. In gaming, that’s a long time, so let's remind you a bit how is the game played, shall we?

The game itself consists of two simultaneous actions: drawing the one word or phrase and guessing what other players are drawing.

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2018-05-31Introducing Codenames XXL (the big one, literally)!

Introducing Codenames XXL (the big one, literally)!

Our newest title is not necessary to introduce since it's still the good old Codenames, the multiple awards-winning social word game by Vlaada Chvátil, Spiel des Jahres 2016 winner.

But it's a bigger now!

How big you ask?

Twice as big, which means double the size of the box and cards. Those hoping we would double the size of the timer for more time to think will be disappointed.

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2018-04-25The celebration of Tabletop Day… all week long!

The celebration of Tabletop Day… all week long!

The Tabletop Day celebration starts in 3 days on Friday, April 27th. It lasts a whole week and, man, do we have some good stuff for you:

  • There will be a running traditional Delivery Mission connected with a contest – upload the cargo of board games from CGE catalog. Three lucky truckers will get one of the games they loaded and brought safely home!
  • Both the base game and expansion on iPad and Android will be just $2.99.
  • Last, but not least, the iPhone version will be free!

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2018-03-26Steam debut: One click to write your story… Story of Civilization!

Steam debut: One click to write your story… Story of Civilization!

Starting today you can play Through the Ages on the wide screen at Steam for Mac and PC, with a special first-week price of $9.99. Welcome to the realm of one of the best strategy board games ever – now fully digital. Challenge your friends across various devices and beat the artificial intelligence.

Long story (of civilization) short: Lead your civilization from pyramids to spaceships in less than one hour with hundreds of cards which provide you unlimited replayability.

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2018-03-08Time to add Through the Ages to your Steam wishlist

Time to add Through the Ages to your Steam wishlist

Through the Ages app is coming to Steam? Exactly! The big EPIC screen and all that it comes with. Come March 26th, Through the Ages is only as far away as your alt-tab is. All PC players can join our big family of Through the Ages fans! They can try to climb the leaderboard or just enjoying building their own civilization in less than an hour using hundreds of cards.

Go from pyramids to spaceflight on Windows or Mac computers. Bring your civilization to the wide screen this award-winning strategy game deserves! On March 26th you can play Through the Ages wherever you like for a one-week special price $9.99.

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2018-02-28Pulsar 2849 as a one of EuropeMaster'18 nominees

Pulsar 2849 as a one of EuropeMaster'18 nominees

We are thrilled to announce that Pulsar 2849 was picked as one of the nominees to become the part of EuropeMasters 2018!

EuropeMasters has been around for 30 years and is one of the oldest and also the largest international boardgame tournaments in the world. It is hosted at the Spiel in Essen, where teams compete for the European Championship title.

 

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2018-01-26Fake Codenames, no it's not a new edition

Fake Codenames, no it's not a new edition

Today, we would like to inform you about the situation regarding counterfeit copies of Codenames that CGE has been looking into for a couple of months.

Counterfeit copies of Codenames include components of lower quality, misprints, or even some pieces missing. They harm both customers and the CGE brand as we are not able to guarantee the replacements since it's not really our game.

Unfortunately, this is still happening, so we felt it was time to help people avoid these fake versions.

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2018-01-26Pocket Tactics 2017 Awards for Through the Ages!

Pocket Tactics 2017 Awards for Through the Ages!

It’s a great honor for our CGE digital team that the recently released Through the Ages won Reader’s Choice Game of the Year 2017. We are really happy and would like to thank all of the readers of Pocket Tactics and all of the players around the world.

Through the Ages was also a winner in two other categories: Card Game of the Year and Multiplayer Game of the Year - this also makes us very proud.

The bar has been set high for 2018, but we are ready to go. We are working really hard on the expansion for Through the Ages, where we would like to introduce you new leaders and wonders. We are also working on other digital games, such as Codenames, and the Steam version of TTA. So stay tuned.

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Web news

Rules for Pulsar 2849 are now available for download.
We are excited to announce that USAopoly are our official partner for the licensing of the Codenames Game franchise.
Rules for Adrenaline and Alchemists: The King's Golem are now available for download.
Some more languages of rules for Codenames are now available for download.
Rules for The Prodigals Club in 4 languages are now available for download.