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Let's Start 2019 with Previews of Spielwarenmesse, FIJ, and NY Toy Fair

W. Eric Martin
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With the dawn of a new year comes the dawning of a new convention preview on BGG, specifically a preview of games that will be demoed at the Spielwarenmesse trade fair in Nürnberg, Germany; at NY Toy Fair in Manhattan; and at Festival International des Jeux (FIJ) in Cannes, France. FIJ is the only one of these shows where games will be sold (as it's the only one open to the public), so I've also listed new games that will be for sale in Cannes, some of which debuted at SPIEL '18 but are still new in my eyes.

BoardGameGeek will be present at all three of these events, recording game overviews in Nürnberg, snapping pics and taking notes in New York, and livestreaming game demonstrations in Cannes. In late December 2018, I reached out to nearly six hundred publishers to find out which shows they'll attend in 2019, so I have a good foundation from which to build when scheduling interviews and appointments for these three shows and the many more still to come.

This preview lacks a snappy name as I've mushed these three shows into a single list — and I did this because multiple publishers will show the same game at one, two, or all three of these shows, so it doesn't make sense to keep them separate.

The SNYFIJ 2019 Preview — oof, maybe you have a better suggestion? — is launching with four dozen listings for now, and I'll keep adding to it through mid-February 2019. I know of other new titles from KOSMOS, Moses, and Zoch, but since I have only titles or the briefest of descriptions, I'm content waiting to add them later. Plenty of time, right? No need to freak out yet. Let's save that for July once preparations for both Gen Con and SPIEL start crashing in at the same time...
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