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Rob Daviau says that he has delivered the final version of SeaFall to publisher Plaid Hat Games. As for when the game will actually be released, well, I'll be visiting the F2Z Entertainment booth at Spielwarenmesse this week in Nürnberg, Germany (F2Z being Plaid Hat's owner), so I'll let you know what I find out.
• For the release of Quadropolis in March/April 2016, Days of Wonder plans to celebrate with the publication of several promotional monument tiles. Monuments — which are used only in the game's expert mode — are rare buildings that earn you victory points when placed next to parks, shops, or public services in the city that you build, but cost you points when placed next to harbors or factories. To use one of these tiles, replace the monument tile in the base game that bears the same ID number as the promo tile. (Monuments with the same ID number cannot coexist in the game, even if they have different final letters.)
The four tiles below — Monuments of the World — will be available as part of the prerelease program in the U.S. and through retail stores in Europe. What's more, each market in which the game debuts (Korea, Spain, Belgium, etc.) will have a unique promo tile of its own featuring a real-world monument from that country.
Splotter Spellen has opened preorders for new editions of Indonesia (first released in 2005) and The Great Zimbabwe (from 2012), with those titles due for release at some point prior to Spiel 2016 in October. Indonesia co-designer Joris Wiersinga has clarified some of the changes to this new edition in a BGG thread; for The Great Zimbabwe, the publishers state that "We will include thicker wooden pieces. Other changes are not yet confirmed."
• Along the same lines, Asmadi Games is taking preorders for Mottainai, Red7, and Innovation, games that are already on the market, but Asmadi is judging the market for versions of its games that include "100% plastic cards", versions that generally cost twice as much as the far-less-hip paper versions.
• Blue Orange Games co-owner Thierry Denoual notes that BOG will release a new edition of Claude Leroy's Gyges in 2017.
• To continue the stream of Antoine Bauza tweets, here's a small mention of an expansion being in the works for 7 Wonders: Duel:
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New Game Round-up: SeaFall Lands at Plaid Hat, Days of Wonder Establishes Monuments & Indonesia Returns to Print
24 Jan 2016
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