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alea was started as a new label within Ravensburger in 1999. Each of their games in a particular sized box is numbered in order of publication, yielding their Revised Big Box Series, the Alea Revised Medium Box Series, the Alea Big Box Series, the Alea Medium Box Series, the Alea Small Box Series, and the Alea Very Small Box Series.

In April 2019 (Germany)/September 2019 (North America) alea launched a new line, similar in size to their old big box line, but featuring a new art aesthetic and numbering system. The first game released in this series was an updated Las Vegas and Las Vegas Boulevard combination, Las Vegas Royale. German press coverage of this indicates that this new series might be the going-forward design for alea games, but its not perfectly clear if this is certain.

The "revised big box" games and their respective year of initial publication:

  1. Las Vegas Royale (2019)
  2. The Castles of Burgundy (2019)
  3. The Castles of Tuscany (2020)
  4. Puerto Rico (2020), replaced as no. 4 in the series by Puerto Rico 1897 (2022)
  5. Carpe Diem (2020)
  6. Council of Shadows (2022)
The cover art for games in this series share a common layout and design:
Board Game: Las Vegas Royale

Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy

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Board Game: Puerto Rico

Board Game: Puerto Rico 1897

Board Game: Carpe Diem

Board Game: Council of Shadows

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