24 October 2018

What to Expect at SPIEL 2018

The world's biggest game fair

With hundreds of thousands of attendees every year, the SPIEL game fair has become the world’s largest. Fans from around the world travel to Essen, Germany to demo new games, grab early releases, and socialize with other gamers. We have a lot of exciting things to show off at the convention but you’ll need to find us, of course. Z-Man will be at booth 1-F103. Head to Hall 1 and you’ll see us!

New Releases and Demos

2018 has been an exciting year of releases and an award! Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 was awarded the special award known as the Sonderpreis. Since some fans haven’t had the chance to experience this epic story yet, we’ve brought it along. You’ll be able to demo (but not spoil!) Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 at the show. Then we have a great set of new and upcoming releases for fans to check out at the booth.

Pandemic: Fall of Rome

At the height of its power, the Roman Empire covered a vast amount of territory and brought major advancements in engineering, architecture, science, art, and literature. Corruption and economic crisis has made the empire unstable and paved the way for aggressive barbarian tribes to attack. Now citizens, soldiers, and allies of Rome must unite to protect the empire in Pandemic: Fall of Rome! Raise armies, defend your cities, and forge alliances to ward off the relentless incursions and prevent the fall of Rome.
MSRP for Pandemic: Fall of Rome is $49.99.


As the tide changes on the island of Miaui (MEOW-ee), it’s time for the fishing festival, a competition where the most skilled Miauian divers try to catch the most valuable fish for the evening feast. Each round players choose how deep to dive in hopes of catching the best fish. All kinds of fish are served at the feast but beware the gooey jellyfish and the thieving seagulls. May the best diver win!
MSRP for Miaui is $24.99.


The age of dinosaurs is back! Select crowd-pleasing features to build in your dinosaur zoo and race against the clock to quickly construct your zoo’s layout in this real-time card game. Complete dinosaur enclosures, connect monorails, and maintain your attractions to score points.
MSRP for Mesozooic is $19.99.

Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger

The classic Choose Your Own Adventure series comes to life in a new narrative game. Gather your friends for a perilous and laughter-filled adventure. Make risky choices, collect items, and face off against dire challenges. Play again to uncover more secrets and different endings. Will you survive the House of Danger?
Let the nostalgia wash over you. Start your adventure through the House of Danger with a demo at our booth then grab your own copy of the game to solve the mystery.
MSRP for Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger is $24.99.


Don’t let these devious creatures fool you! Hungering for fireflies, they will quickly gather ‘round, lest you give them what they crave. Some will butt heads and go back into the dark forest, while others will stay, no matter what. In the end, a collection of cute smiling creatures will surround you…for better or for worse!
MSRP for Smile is $19.99.


Enter an enchanted realm of otherworldly beauty filled with enigmatic spirits. Secretly assume the role of one of these wayward spirits and lure lost druids together to perform sacred rituals in your honor.
MSRP for Fae is $39.99.

Lovecraft Letter

Enter the frightening world of the Cthulhu mythos and embark on a quest to find your missing relative in a game of risk, deduction, and luck that uses the award-winning Love Letter engine. There will be many obstacles, none of which more daunting than the insanity contained in some of the clues left behind. Will you achieve your goal or fall into insanity?
MSRP for Lovecraft Letter is $29.99.

The Great City of Rome

The Roman Emperor has summoned the world’s finest architects to rebuild the Eternal City, but only one plan will be realized in brick and marble. Compete with other architects for the blueprints and materials you need with an innovative action selection mechanic. Lay out your plan and leave the Capital of the World as your legacy!
MSRP for The Great City of Rome is $39.99.

If you're interested in checking out this title swing by to see our friends Abacus Spiele at booth 3-E114. They'll have a limited number of English copies for sale early!

Twitch Livestream

The Asmodee digital team will be livestreaming exciting content all weekend. With Becca Scott from Geek and Sundry hosting, it’s bound to be a great time. Head to the Asmodee Twitch site linked here to see all the great gaming.

Quite a few Z-Man titles will be featured on the stream. We'll have playthroughs, an unboxing, and more. Join Matt Leacock and Head of Studio, Steve Kimball, for an unboxing of Pandemic 10th Anniversary on Saturday! Then Paolo Mori joins to showcase Pandemic: Fall of Rome  before Matt and Paolo have a game jam and create something new on the spot! Check out the schedule below and make sure to set an alert so you don’t miss any of the livestream content.

It’s almost time for a full weekend of gaming. We’ll see you soon at booth 1-F103!