Thames & Kosmos, the American partner for German game publisher Kosmos (see “New Source for Kosmos Games in U.S.
”), will release five new English language versions of popular Kosmos games in November and December. The games include the Kennerspiel des Jahres
winner Legends of Andor
along with two expansions, Tumult Royal,
and Steam Tim
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The fantasy roleplaying style board game Legends of Andor
has been a critical and popular success since its original release; winning the Kennerspiel des Jahres
award in 2013 (see “‘Hanabi’ is ‘Spiel des Jahres 2013’
”). In this cooperative game, players must try to complete a series of epic tales to save the world of Andor from the forces of evil. The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 10 and up. Each adventure plays in about 60 to 90 minutes. MSRP is $59.95. Release is planned for November.
Thames & Kosmos will also release two expansion sets for Legends of Andor
along with the base game. The New Heroes Expansion Set
allows two additional players to join in, and provides alternate characters for any number of players. MSRP is $19.95. The Star Shield Expansion Game
provides new adventures and adversaries for the players to complete against. MSRP is $19.95. Both expansion sets require the base game, but can be used separately or combined together.
Legends of Andor was previously released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2012 (see “‘Legends of Andor’ Board Game”), but FFG never released the game’s expansion sets.
In Tumult Royal
, designed by Klaus Teuber (Settlers of Catan
) and his son Benjamin Teuber, players act as the covetous royals competing to acquire as much wealth as possible without pushing their oppressed subjects into revolt. The game combines resource management and territory control elements. Tumult Royal
is for 2 - 4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in about 45 minutes. MSRP is $39.95. Release is planned for December.
is a steam-punk style race through space and time as players try to gather mythical crystals that can power their steam-driven airships in their quest for the treasures of lost civilizations. Designed by Rudiger Dorn (Istanbul
), this game is for 2 – 6 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in about 90 minutes. MSRP is $59.95. Release is planned for December.
All five games will be available for demo at Gen Con.