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Take a look at the full list of games already released in 2020 as well as those coming up for release in Autumn/Spring 2021. Listen to David Esbri of Devir Games tell us all about them below:


Paris – City of Light
£22Buy the game here


Paris: La Cité de la Lumière is a two-player board game, designed by José Antonio Abascal, infused with Parisian aesthetics by the artist, Oriol Hernández. The game is set in late 19th century Paris during the 1889 “Exposition Universelle”, when public electricity was a hot topic. Electricity spread throughout the city, creating today’s beautiful nocturnal Parisian streets and coining Paris’s nickname “La Cité de la Lumiére”, the City of Lights. The most well-lit buildings are admired highly by passers-by.

In the first phase, players can either place tiles or grow their reserve of buildings. The cobblestone tiles are divided into 4 random spaces (their colour, their opponents’ colour, a streetlight or a mixed-colour space where either player can build). Then, in the second phase, players build on top of their colour or the mixed spaces, in effort to position their buildings as close to as many streetlights as possible. More streetlights solicit more adoration and points. The player with the best lit buildings steals the hearts of Parisian pedestrians and wins the game!

An easy-to-learn tile-laying game for two players with a short play time but plenty of forward-planning required.

Watch the game review below:

Nominated for a UKGE award this year – fun, frantic and feline (and chorizo!)

The pantry shelves are nearly overflowing with food and the mice are rushing to collect what they need to ensure their families have enough to eat through the harsh winter. Each family forages for themselves, trying to do the best for the wee offspring. The first to fill their little sack will be the envy of all mousedom.

Ratzzia is a game for two to five players. The dice represent the mice in each player’s family. Each time they roll the dice they must arrange the die results on the board in order to get as much food as possible.

Each player has their own set of coloured dice. On their turn, they roll their dice and choose to place them on the matching spaces on the board. The dice represent mice climbing on top of each other in order to get rewards from the top shelf.

Rewards can be delicious food, or actions that help you store or steal food. After collecting some food, it needs to be stored, otherwise it can be stolen by other players! As soon as a player gets 25 points worth of food, they win the game and survive the winter!

Watch an interview with Rattzia designer Sophia Wagner below:

Out of this World
90’s pop art themed family game. Brand new from Devir

£18 - Buy the game here!

Life is usually pretty boring for teenagers around here. You go to school (sometimes) do your homework, and hopefully hang out with your friends on your favourite bench for a little while before heading home for dinner. Day in and day out.

But something unexpected is shaking up the boundaries of your clear-cut world. Some really weird stuff is going on, but none of the grown-ups seem to be paying attention. Only you and your buddies are up to the task of saving the world. So, climb onto your bikes and ride out to adventure!

Find out about the making of Out Of This World in this interview with Koen Hendrix:

Crazy Fishing
Family friendly easy gateway game

£22 - Buy the game here!


You thought it would be a nice relaxed day on the water, waiting for the fish to bite and watching the clouds drift by… but now it’s a frantic race to catch the biggest fish and prove once and for all who is the best fisherman!

Use the right bait with your best rod and reel to lure out the biggest fish you can catch! Make sure you have the gear you really need so you can beat the competition and get those fish faster!

In Crazy Fishing two to six players become fishers who compete to catch the biggest fish in the sea. You play over a number of rounds divided into three steps: The cast, where all players play simultaneously and choose and play one Rod’n’Reel card and one Bait card; The catch, where they catch fish based on the Speed of the Rod’n’Reel cards and Reel’em in! where you refill your hand. The winner is the player who has the highest scored obtained catching fishing and bonus cards.

While away 40 minutes on the beaches of New Zealand in this family friendly game from Devir

£30 - Buy the game here!


Welcome to the beautiful beach of Karekare, on the wondrous archipelago known as Aotearoa (also called New Zealand). This game challenges you to lead one of the iwis (tribes) who settled there. Explore the islands, take control of territory, accumulate mana (Honour) for your iwi, and claim your place in history!

The players explore the territory by adding new land tiles, which gives them the opportunity to perform specific actions that will help their iwi expand and settle new lands.

Holmes: Sherlock and Mycroft

A fab 2 player from Devir with a uniquely English twist


£20 - Buy the game here!

At dawn on the 24th of February, 1895, a bomb exploded in the Houses of Parliament.  the security forces reacted immediately and arrested Michael Chapman, a young worker linked to anarchist groups, near the place of the attack.

Mycroft Holmes is in charge of investigating the explosion for the Crown prosecution and needs to determine if the attack is the action of a lone wolf or part of a bigger plot.  It appears to be another easy case when he discovers that the detective hired by Michael’s parents to prove the young man’s innocence is no less than his brother Sherlock Holmes.

The duel between the two most brilliant minds in London begins.  Is Chapman an unfortunate young man that fell in the wrong company or a member of an anarchist cell?

Watch the game review below:

Pastel coloured beautiful but deadly 2-4 player game

£30 - Buy the game here!

The Imomushi silkworms are only found in the remote and harsh Akaishi Mountains. Very few people can withstand the hardships of the lonesome life led by the silkworm shepherds. It is a solitary existence that requires great dedication and strength of character to bear the pressures that stem from competing with the few other shepherds who fight over the scarce but desirable feeding grounds. All the while keeping the silkworms’ natural predator, the fearsome Ookami beast, at bay.

Silk is a gateway game into area control and worker placement systems. Players will need to command the shepherd and their faithful mastiff, build new worm nurseries and fence off enclosures in order to raise and feed their silkworms. When silkworms feed, they generate a number of silk points, depending on the type of terrain they are standing on at that moment. These silk points can be used to modify the outcome of a dice roll, which determine the actions a player may take, while keeping in mind that the player with the most silk points at the end of the game wins!

An abstract puzzle with plenty of challenge and a unique theme make Silk an exciting game for everyone.

Watch the game review below: