Quartermaster General: East Front, the first QMG 2-player game.

Ares Games will be present at Essen Spiel 2023 (October 5-8, Essen, Germany, Hall 3 A-105), with the pre-release of Quartermaster General: East Front and Kings of Middle-earth, both due to release later this year. Quartermaster General: East Front is a fast-playing card-driven game which depicts the deadly struggle between the Soviet Union and Germany, with an in-depth look at one of the major operational theatres of the World War. Kings of Middle-earth is the new, long awaited expansion for War of the Ring board game, focused on the powers of the rulers of the Free Peoples, and their weaknesses, expanding the part they played in the story and adding Sovereigns and Dark Chieftains to the game.

Kings of Middle-earth: first copies at Spiel.

The first copies of other upcoming releases will also arrive at the show: Against the Shadow, solo and cooperative expansion for War of the Ring – The Card Game, and the Wings of Glory observation balloons Caquot M/Ae 800 Drachen and new Nieuport 16 Airplane Packs. The recent releases The Rich and The Good, Cangaceiros, and Ensemble will be also demoed and available for sale at the show.

In addition to the novelties, other games will be in demo at Ares’ booth during the show: War of the Ring – The Card Game, War of the Ring board game, Sword & Sorcery and Mini Rogue.

Ares will also host events with game designers. On Friday, at 16:00, players can meet two of the designers of War of the Ring, Roberto Di Meglio and Francesco Nepitello. On Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 to 13:00, attendees can discover Fantasy World RPG with its co-author Alessandro Piroddi. Just released and based on the popular Powered by the Apocalypse system, Fantasy World is an exciting RPG of narrative action, adventure, and exploration, published by MS Edizioni and distributed by Ares Games.


At Ares’ booth, attendees will also have the chance to play for the first time two new games coming in 2024 – Pyramidice and Diluvium.

Pyramidice: compete to build the greatest Pyramid ever seen.

Pyramidice is a game of dice and card combos where players compete to build the greatest Pyramid ever seen. Taking the role of architects, they are challenged to guide their workers through the planning, get the stone for the construction, and ask for help from the sacred cats and the power of the gods. The game, designed by Luigi Ferrini and created by Ergo Ludo Editions, will have its English edition published by Ares Games, due to release in Q1/2024. The demos will run on Thursday and Sunday all the time, and on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00.

Diluvium is a 4x game that lasts less than one hour, where players take the role of a leader of a powerful civilization, exploring new lands, exploiting their resources, and fighting legendary creatures to restore the might of their people after the flood. The game is designed by Antoni Guillen and published by Nuts! Publishing, with its English edition to be distributed by Ares Games. The preview sessions are scheduled on Friday and Saturday, from 14:00 to 18:00.

Play with Ares Games at Spiel - Hall 3, A-105. Check all the new products and events scheduled at the booth on the Spiel Essen app.

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