AMIGO Spiele Moves to the North America

Behind The Scenes Industry Line-Up Upcoming

Author: Sam Packer

Published February 19, 2018

Dice, Dragons and Garden Gnomes

The German publisher, AMIGO Spiel, have announced that they will be opening their own gaming division in the United States.

This is not the first venture that AMIGO has made into the U.S. market. They have been publishing games licensed by others there for a long time, however the plan to open their own headquarters in Austin, Texas, will bring twenty new titles to the U.S.

The new headquarters were founded in December 2017, after Mayfair Games - a frequent publishing partner with AMIGO - shut their doors for good, the details of which were revealed last week.

The line-up of twenty games will be comprised of titles, which have previously seen release in Europe. The American versions of most of these games will undergo revisions, which will presumably be predominantly aesthetic changes.

Heading up their line-up will be strategy games, which are due for a Q2 2018 release. These games include Ciúb, Portal of Heroes, and Fréderic Moyersoen's Saboteur, Saboteur 2, and Saboteur: The Duel. These games will not be altered in any way.

Senior Product Manager, Ashley Ross, commented:

we bought back all the product Mayfair had in stock. Until that sells out, the English version in stores will have the Mayfair logo. On our next production run, the boxes will have the Amigo logo as shown in the images.Ashley Ross

Their family line-up will include Café International, Heimlich & Co., Déjà Vu and No Thanks!. There are also games such as Escape from the Hidden Castle (a.k.a. Midnight Party), Eye Sea (a.k.a Brain Storm) Double Down (a.k.a. Lobo 77). All of these games have been redesigned with a retro 60s look.

Another game on the list is a two-game package of 6 nimmt! and X nimmt! designed by Wolfgang Kramer and Reinhard Staupe. AMIGO have named this package Take Five and Take a Number.

Most of AMIGO's children's line-up is designed by Haim Shafir, and includes Clack!, Ring-a-Ding Ding, Connect the Thoughts (a.k.a Huddelmuddel) and Fruit Punch (a.k.a. Halli Galli). The one game not designed by Shafir is Engine No. 9 (a.k.a 2010's Voll in Fahrt).

For more information check out the AMIGO Spiele website.

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