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Fragor Games' Title for SPIEL 2016 Is...

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Non-existent, and no, that's not a game titled "Non-existent" but the actual lack of a game.

Each year since 2004 brothers Gordon and Fraser Lamont have released one title through their Fragor Games brand, each title seemingly larger and odder than the last. A Game of Gnomes from 2015, for example, included the self-described "most ludicrous piece in boardgaming history", and I think you'd be hard-pressed to come up with other contenders. People speculated that given the Lamontian desire to raise eyebrows ever further, you might need a hand trolley or perhaps even a miniature forklift for the Fragor 2016 release, but now everyone can claim to own it while requiring absolutely no luggage space to bring it home.

That said, the Lamonts do have something in the works, and I'll let Gordon take it from here:

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We got the opportunity in 2010 of working with a particular license. For reasons unrelated to us, it did not go further at that time. Now, with the advent of Kickstarting, the opportunity of using the license became possible again around last Essen. This makes a change for 2016 in how we will finance/sell the game. It means that our 2016 game will be Kickstarted rather than sold at Essen...

In the near future, we will make a major announcement regarding a license. We are absolutely thrilled to be involved with it.

Just to be clear, what we are planning for 2016 is a "true Kickstarter" project. Basically, it would not have happened but for the development of Kickstarting. This was demonstrated in 2010!

More news regarding the license follows soon. It's exciting. It fits. But the game will not be a traditional Essen release. Let the uninformed speculation begin…!
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