Founded in 1822, Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. is a media publishing house based in Stuttgart, Germany, began publishing fairy tales. In 1912, they published a monthly magazine for nature & science lovers, and eventually began publishing board and card games under the Thames & Kosmos subsidiary in the early 2000s. Today, they remain one of the world’s leading publishers of books, toys, and games.
This year, Thames & Kosmos have contributed the games Ubongo 3D and The Crew: Mission Deep Sea!Read more: Thames & Kosmos
Designed by Grzegorz Rejchtman, art by Karl-Otto Homes, Nicolas Neubauer, and Bernd Wagenfeld
The latest addition to the Ubongo line of games, Ubongo 3D is a fast-paced, addictive, and easy-to-learn geometric puzzle game where players race against the timer and each other to solve a 3D puzzle of interlocking shapes. The faster you assemble the puzzle, the more gems you earn. The player with the most gems at the end wins!
Learn more about Ubongo 3D on Board Game Geek.
The Crew: Mission Deep Sea
Designed by Thomas Sing, art by Marco Armbruster
In the co-operative trick-taking card game The Crew: Mission Deep Sea, you and the other players work together to search for the lost continent of Mu. How far you get depends entirely on how well you work together as a team. Communication is essential but limited when underwater – be quick, creative, and strategic. This twist on classic trick taking games gets more difficult as missions progress, making it perfect for players of all skill levels!
Learn more about The Crew: Mission Deep Sea on Board Game Geek.