July 28, 2006

Carcassonne Expansion Ships in Games Quarterly Magazine

GamesQuarterly.7.28.06.jpgWe just got word that the next issue of Games Quarterly Magazine (November 8th) will ship with an official expansion to one of our favorite Eurogames, Carcassonne [Amazon, Funagain].

Of course GQM has to tease us first. Today's news mainly focuses on the sole fact that they're printing an expansion, but no word yet on exactly what the expansion is. Still, it's grabbed our attention.

"Games Quarterly #11 will feature a brand new Expansion for Rio Grande's award winning game Carcassonne™, exclusively in Games Quarterly.

The Expansion For Basic Carcassonne will include 12 new tiles, never before seen, perfectly matching your Carcassonne game. Rio Grande is keeping the look of the expansion, and it's name, secret for now.

Games Quarterly has great coverage of all types of non-electronic games. With fantastic extras like The Great River of Catan™ in GQM10 and the Basic Carcassonne™ Expansion in GQM11 it’s worth far more than cover price.

Also in GQM11:

  • Interviews with NPR’s Puzzlemaster & NY Times Crossword Editor Will Shortz and TV’s CSI Creator Anthony Zuiker on his new CSI: SENSES The Game by SBG/b EQUAL.
  • Detailed plans for the huge Games Expo 2007
  • Days of Wonder unveils their next incredible game
  • Front Porch Classics’ Word Count
  • Profiles of National Games Week Sponsors
  • Word Up! Games to build vocabulary in the classroom
  • Coverage of all kinds of non-electronic games.
  • All your favorite columns plus a few surprises we’re cooking up right now.

Games Quarterly #11 also has a new cover price of $4.95, $5.95 Canadian.
A free countertop display is shipped with each order of 12 copies.

Available November 8, 2006."

Hmm.. wonder what the new Days of Wonder title will be.

If you recall, about two months ago we heard that the latest issue of GQM includes an official expansion for the monster hit Settlers of Catan [Amazon, Funagain]. That issue is on shelves now, and more information can be found on the Games Quarterly Magazine website.

This is a very smart move on their part to move more magazines. And we hope the expansion trends continue, too, because let's be honest - $5.00 (newsstand price) for an official expansion is dirt cheap.

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