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Previews from Spielwarenmesse 2019 II: Newdale, Mandala, Foothills, and Bärenpark: Die Grizzlies sind los!

W. Eric Martin
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Lincoln Damerst and I recorded about one hundred game preview videos at Spielwarenmesse 2019 — the annual toy fair in Nürnberg, Germany — and more than twenty of those videos are live for you now on our new BGG Express YouTube channel.

The most recent videos highlight several anticipated titles from Germany publisher Lookout Spiele, titles that you might not even have known were coming, such as Alexander Pfister's Newdale, which is a board game set in the world of Pfister's Oh My Goods! card game. This game is still in development, so it's hardly a thing of beauty right now, but you can at least learn the basics of the game (then update the placeholder game listing that I created in the BGG database earlier today):

Mandala from Trevor Benjamin and Brett J. Gilbert sounds like a tricksy two-player card game in which you're trying to squeeze points from the opponent every chance you get:

Grizzlies, monorails, and new scoring conditions comprise the Bärenpark: Die Grizzlies sind los! expansion coming from Phil Walker-Harding and Lookout in mid-2019.

Foothills from Ben Bateson and Tony Boydell is a one- or two-person game set in the world of Boydell's Snowdonia. (Boydell has teased card artwork in a BGG blog post.)

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