CGE Essen ’19 new games overview🎲

Hello Brian!

We would like to inform you about new releases of Czech Games Edition for SPIEL ’19 in Essen, taking place on October 24 – 27th. You will find us again in Hall 1 at Booth F-145.

Feel free to download some pictures to help you show the games we have been working on:

Letter Jam
designed by Ondra SkoupĂ˝
2 – 6 players, 45 min, 10+ years, $20 / 15 €
Letter Jam is our next big hit family game! 2-6 players cooperate together to help everyone guess their own letters, but the catch is that no one can see their own letter! We’ve seen great success so far this year at shows with Letter Jam. The Retail Release is happening now, with a second wave of product arriving to ensure stock through the holidays.

Review copies are available —so if you think this is “your jam”, let me know!

designed by Filip Neduk
2 – 4 players, 90+ min, 12+ years,  $60 / 60 €
Our next big strategy game, Sanctum, is debuting in its full glory for the first time at Essen! You will definitely be hearing a lot about Sanctum in the coming weeks. We plan to have a limited number of first review copies after Essen in late October with more available closer to the retail launch.

I will have more details in coming weeks, but let me know if you’re interested in a review copy!

Check out a video trailer.
Through the Ages: New Leaders & Wonders
(THE expansion!)
designed by Vlaada Chvátil
2 – 4 players, 120+ min, 14+ years, $25 / 25 €
The digital app version of the Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders expansion is live, and the retail release will be in November.

We have a retail promotion running until December 31st where if you purchase a redeem card from your FLGS for $25, you get a scratch-off code to get the digital app now —then can redeem the card in November to receive your physical copy of the game.

I am very interested in hearing any ideas featuring both the digital and physical expansions (and also the redeem cards!), so please reach out if you are interested!


Check out a video trailer.
Codenames: Duet XXL
designed by Vlaada Chvátil and Scot Eaton
2 (or more) players, 15–30 min, 11+ years, $40 / 35 €
Codenames: Duet XXL, the cooperative version of our popular word association game, brings an improvement over its smaller predecessor with more comfortable play.

Both players and reviewers positively evaluated the bigger version.

  • If you would like to receive a review copy of any of the new games, please contact me at You can pick them up during SPIEL at our booth F145, Hall 1.
  • Kindly let me know the rough date and time that you can stop by. Also, please provide me with a link to any reviews you have previously written about our games if possible.
  • As always, we’d be happy if you could share the information about our new games on your blogs and social media. Let me know if you have any further questions. We also run the pre-orders, if you would like to inform about it.

See you at Booth F145, Hall 1.


and the very excited CGE team


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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