Partnership agreement between Quined Games and Capstone Games

Capstone Games and Quined Games are proud to announce they have entered into a partnership agreement where Capstone Games will distribute all new and future Quined Games products throughout North America. This partnership will make available the board games offered by Quined Games more accessible in the retail and online hobby stores throughout North America. 

The first titles scheduled to be available are Carson City: Big Box and American Rails followed by Vanuatu, Papa Paolo, and La Cosa Nostra later this year. Dates of availability will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Capstone Games and Quined Games have enjoyed working together on a previous project featuring a reprint of Haspelknecht in 2016. Capstone and Quined also teamed up for the expansion, Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley, which is slated for release in April 2017.

Haspelknecht: the Ruhr Valley

The expansion for Haspelknecht Masterprint number 15A will be released early 2017. Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley is an expansion of Haspelknecht.

This exciting expansion features 2 new challenging modules and more than 20 new development tiles for you to explore!

Coal mining has now become an inherent and lucrative business for farmers in the Ruhr valley! Most of the population earns their living exclusively by coal mining and delivering the black gold to peddlers and the first coal barges cruising the river which gives its name to the valley and the entire area – the Ruhr.


Haspelknecht has been nominated for a Gouden Ludo award 2016

After the Dutch "Nederlandse Spellenprijs (Expert)" nomination, Haspelknecht also got chosen to be in the run for the Gouden Ludo 2016. This is the most prestigious price in Belgium.

La Cosa Nostra: Now Live on Kickstarter

Quined Games is proud to be launching its latest Kickstarter today. La Cosa Nostra will be Masterprint 19, a game about the New York mafia. It's undoubtedly the most evil game we have ever published. You are one of several mob bosses roaming the streets of the Big Apple. Rise to the top to become the king of gambling, women, illegal substances and waste management. Form alliances to get ahead, but never trust your 'friends' while building your empire. There will be backstabbing involved. The main mechanics of this 3-5 player card game are negotiation, dice rolling and hand management.

Some specifics about the gameplay: 

Players try to grab the most money, double-crossing other mob bosses in the process. The game takes about an hour and a half to play. Assign tasks to the gangsters in your famiglia using the job cards in your hand, or send them into town to aquire allies and buy businesses, like casinos and nightclubs. The player who has collected the most money after four rounds is the winner of the game. This version includes rules in English, French, German and Dutch, the texts on the cards will be in English.

Click here to go to the Kickstarter page.

Pre-orders for Spiel 2016 in Essen are now open

You can order your games to pick up at Essen by filling out this form here.

You will be able to pay by cash only at the venue. Be aware that your pre-order will be released for sale on saturday unless states otherwise. Check out the form for more info.

We hope to meet you at Spiel 2016, Essen. Come say hello at our booth 3-Q102.

Masterprint 18: Key to the City - London

Our third release at Spiel in Essen this year is Key to the City - London The game has been designed by Richard Breeze and Sebastian Bleasedale, the mechanics in this game are comparable to Keyflower. 

 In Key to the City – London, each player aims to develop their own London borough based around their home tile, using the large hexagonal location tiles. Each location tile gives victory points and may generate resources (skill tiles or connectors that connect two location tiles). Connectors and skill tiles can be used to upgrade location tiles for additional victory points and productivity.

The game is played over four eras, and in each era, new location tiles will be available for bidding. In both era 1 and 2, these tiles consist of six resource-generating tiles, plus some additional building tiles. In era 3, there will be only building tiles, which arrive already upgraded. In era 4, some of the Routemaster tiles become available.

On their turn, a player choses one of five actions. They may use one or more of their team of wooden workers ("keyples") to (1) bid for a location tile, (2) use a location tile to generate resources, or (3) upgrade a location. They may (4) pass, in which case they may play again in that era, or (5) cease playing in that era by setting off in their sailing barge along the Thames. The game finishes after the last river barge sets sail at the end of era 4, at which point the player with the most victory points wins.

Kickstarter for La Cosa Nostra postponed

Originally we intended to launch the kickstarter campaign of La Cosa Nostra directly after our last campaign Vanuatu. Unfortunately Kickstarter doesn't allow the start of a new campaign whilst your old campaign isn't funded yet. Of course this is a logical follow up, but we didn't think of it before starting the Vanuatu campaign.

So sorry that we weren't able to launch the campaign for La Cosa Nostra this month. We will launch the campaign after Vanuatu is fullfilled in Q4 of 2016.

Papà Paolo 

Papà Paolo is the newest release in the Masterprint series. Here's a brief description of the game. It is now being offered as an Add-on in the Vanuatu Kickstarterproject.

In Papà Paolo, 2 to 4 players compete to deliver the most pizzas to the hungry customers of Naples. To do this, you must outsmart your rivals by being a clever investor, bidding on the right city tiles, and creating your own little district of Naples.  

Over the course of five game rounds, players first have to plan their actions carefully, choosing whether they want to invest in new pizzerias, make express deliveries, get sponsored by the bank, or decide to expand their district. Once all players have used up their action tokens, players get rewarded by receiving Lira, which they can then use in a bidding phase to determine how many deliveries you can make, and how many pizzas you can deliver. Once you deliver pizzas to your hungry customers, they reward you by boosting your abilities, making each action more powerful as the game progresses. Every decision counts, but Papà Paolo is a very accessible game, which will charm players of all ages alike.

Vanuatu is now live on Kickstarter! (Funded)

We decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the beautiful game of Vanuatu. The game really demands a reprint so we decided it was time to give it this treatment. But we need your help to do so. Please click the link to check out the Kickstarter page. 

Vanuatu is a 2 to 5 player game, where you take on the role of one of the inhabitants of the island who want to prosper during the course of the game. In order to do this, you will have to go fishing, discover treasures, buy and sell the local natural resources, and be on the lookout for tourists.

Vanuatu is a reprint of the game that was released a couple of years ago It’s a great game that we think didn’t get the attention it really deserves. So we decided to breathe new life into the game by giving it a completely new art style. You can already see the look of the game in the picture. For more details please visit the Kickstarter campaign page.

The campaign has been funded! thanks to all the great people who backed the project. Want to jump on board? head on over to the campaign page:


Previous backers of Vanuatu

We fell in love with Vanuatu and decided to breathe new life into this forgotten gem. In our opinion the game required a makeover and we also wanted to include the mini-expansions the 'Rising Waters' & 'Governor'. We are aware that there had been fullfilment issues with the original publishers crowdfunding campaign. Although Quined Games had nothing to do with this, we have decided to give the unfortunate backers who never received their copy a generous compensation in the form of Vanuatu (second edition).

Every backer of the original campaign that did NOT receive their game (or the expansion) will receive their copy (or copies) for FREE. Yes, because we are nice that way. How will this work? Well, we kindly ask each one of the backers to send an e-mail to Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.with your full name, address, phone number, and a copy of the original e-mail you received during the original Ulule/Indiegogo campaign, clearly detailing the precise quantities of the copies that you ordered originally. The mail address mentioned in that original e-mail should be the one you send the e-mail from as proof. 

Since this is a gift to you previous backers, we do ask of you to cover the shipping costs. We hope you understand this. We will also arrange for a pick-up option at the following fairs: Spiel 2016 (DE), Spellenspektakel 2016 (NL), and Spel 2016 (BE). So shoot us an e-mail before 31-08-2016 and we will be in touch. (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.)



The game about early mining digging in the Ruhr region in midst 17th century.

The game offers a lot of variation and replay ability as the knowledge tiles offer countless possible setups.

The game is suitable for 2 to 4 players and lasts 60 to 90 minutes.

The game will be released internationally on Spiel in Essen, October 2015 and it will be published in a Multilanguage edition: English, German, French and Dutch.

The artwork will be done by Johannes Sich Haspelknecht will be published in the Masterprint Series as number 15.


La Tana de Goblin 2015

La Tana de Goblin from Italy has announced that The Golden Ages has been nominated for the prize Goblin Magnifico 2015.

The Golden Ages by Luigi Ferrini has been released by Quined in the Masterprint Series as number 15.





Quined Games publishes the card game Xanadú

The year is 1252 and the great Kublai Khan has decided to build his summer palace. He has searched for the best architects and they are looking to win fame and prestige.
Sometimes you have to harm other architects’ prestige to steps forward.

The game designer is Javier Velázquez from Colombia. Art for the cards has been done by Santiago Salazar and Carolina Tobar. The game has been previously published by Azahar Juegos.
The box art of the Quined Games edition will be renewed by Konstantin Vohwinkel.


Xanadú is a strategy game of building and sabotage, for casual and experienced players.
It will be published as the first Masterprint Pocket game so that it can stand in the book shelve besides the games from the Masterprint series.


Master Print 12B: Keyflower: The Merchants

The Keyflower family will be expanded with Keyflower: The Merchants. Quined will release this expansion as Master Print 12B.

In Keyflower: The Merchants, the second expansion for Keyflower, players continue to develop their village by building extensions and cabins, entering into lucrative contracts, and encountering new combinations of items on the incoming boats.

The box art is done by Konstantin Vohwinkel.




Carson City Big Box

Carson City: Big Box by Xavier Georges will feature the base game Carson City, originally released in 2009, and the expansion Gold & Guns.

Also included is the newest expansion called Horses & Heroes. The game is played in four rounds, and in each one of them, the players choose one of the characters, which give certain advantages. When there are several players claiming the same action, a duel is fought. In the end, the winner will be the most prominent citizen in Carson City, as measured by victory points that can be won both during and after the game.




Keyflower nominated for Gouden Ludo 2014

The Flemish boardgame federation Forum Federatie announced that Keyflower received a nomination for the prize Gouden Ludo 2014. Keyflower is a game by Richard Breese and Sebastian Bleasdale. Quined released Keyflower as Master Print 12.





Horses & Heroes, The second expansion to Carson City

Carson City Horses & Heroes designed by Xavier Georges, will add some extra possible actions to Carson City. In this expansion, you can visit the rodeo to claim additional victory points and use horses to unlock special actions. There will also be three new characters added to the game. This expansion also allows you to include a sixth player in the game. The sixth player’s colour will be red. There will also be an overlay in the box that lets you play the base game with 6 players.



Master Print 14: The Golden Ages

The Golden Ages is a boardgame by Luigi Ferrini in which you lead your civilizations through history.

The game lasts four different eras. You will develop technologies and create fine arts, erect buildings and build wonders. You will send your explorers to discover the continents. You will found cities in distant lands. And you will send your soldiers into battles.
Will you succeed in evolving your civilization through history, overwhelming your opponents on the way to glory?

Find more information at the The Golden Ages game page.





Nederlandse Spellenprijs Expert nominee for The Golden Ages

Nederlandse Spellenprijs nominated Quined Games release The Golden Ages for the Nederlandse Spellenprijs Expert 2015.

The Golden Ages has been designed by Luigi Ferrini and the art work was done by Alexandre Roche.



Master Print 13: Massilia

In Massilia, you have one week to grow your business and establish the best reputation in town. To accomplish this you will set up your market stalls and supply them with goods to meet the demands of your customers. Satisfied customers provide the best word of mouth. In addition, you can curry favor with the Consul, directing him to your rivals so that he can upset their plans instead of yours. Finally, you can make offerings to the gods, whose assistance will often be very helpful.



There has been an earlier and unsuccessful attempt to publish this game through crowd funding. Quined was not involved in this attempt to publish the game; this was solely done by the former publishing company of the designer of the game.
The designer of the game has decided that those who have signed up for this game and did not get a refund, will receive a free copy of the new Quined version of the game.
Quined and the designer cooperate to realize this.
Further details will be published later on the websites of Quined and Boardgamegeek.

There will be a small expansion and a goodie available for those who preorder the game before Essen 2014.
The backers of the game will also receive both the goodie and the expansion.

Find more information at the Massilia game page.




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