A Study In Emerald Returns

A Study In Emerald 2Treefrog will be releasing a new, updated, modified, streamlined version of A Study in Emerald later this year. After many hours of discussions with various focus groups we have decided to call the game ‘A Study in Emerald, 2nd edition’. If all goes to plan then the game will be ready to ship from our German printers, Ludo Fact, in September.

The new version of the game sports all new artwork by Ian O’Toole and Tatiana Kuzilova and a streamlined set of rules, which will hopefully help those folks who found the first version a tad complicated. Although the game is simpler it still retains the feeling of paranoia from the first version. What I have done my best to do is remove inconsistencies and reduce the number of available actions to the minimum.

You can check out the new artwork here on the A Study in Emerald game page.

A Study in Emerald will be produced in co operation with a number of other companies, including:

Phalanx Poland
Asterion (Italy)
Arclight (Japan)
Ediciones MasQueOca (Spain)
Schwerkraft-Verlag (Germany)

The English language version will be distributed in the UK by Esdevium, Canada by Lion Rampant, and Australia by Good Games. We will announce our US distributor at a later stage.

The rules will be posted to this site in the next few weeks.

Please note that the game comes without a free poster.



Ships coverTreefrog Games are very pleased to announce that the third and final subscription game, ‘Ships’, will be going to press soon. Almost all of the files are ready to go and we hope to have the game ready to ship within the next three months. The game is being printed by Whatz games, who are based in China. so there will be an additional delay for shipping.

As most of you know, there will be two versions of the game, the standard edition and the limited edition. The limited version has a slightly different cover and wooden ships instead of counters.

Artwork for the game is posted on the page for Ships. The rules will be posted soon, just making final corrections.



Martin and I are off on our summer vacation tomorrow and will return on the 17th December. Urgent emails will be dealt with but the rest will be answered on our return.

Wishing you all the very best over the festive season and hope 2015 is a good one..for all of us!



In Flanders Field

iff-box-smFor those interested in a light, quick playing game on World War One please check out In Flanders Field. The game has been created with the co operation of the Imperial War Museum, plays with two to four players and takes around 30 minutes to play. All of the artwork is by Peter Dennis.

In Flanders Field page


Study in Emerald Replacement Tiles

asie-counter-smThe replacement tiles for A Study in Emerald will be available via BGG, Cool Stuff Inc, Games Lore and The Games Capital in Canberra within the next couple of weeks so if you are ordering anything from one of these outlets, mention the tiles at the same time.


BRASS goes mobile!


Press Release from Phalanx and Cublo Games.

BRASS goes mobile!

One of the best games in the World (ranked 14th on BoardGameGeek) goes mobile!

We are honored to announce that PHALANX and CUBLO have begun the process of creating an electronic version of Brass for both iOS and Android.

concept-art-coal-mineAs in the original game, players take the roles of entrepreneurs attempting to make the highest amount of money from various industries of the time. The players start the game at the beginning of the Canal Age and end after the development of railways.

This year, at the SPIEL Game Fair in Essen you will have the first opportunity to see the game in progress. We will be presenting the concept art illustrations and the first screenshots. You will also have the chance to meet and speak with the designers. A lot of work is ahead of them, but we are sure that playing this game will be a big pleasure for the fans of Brass. The designers assure that also those people who don’t know the original Brass will have fun and that the amount of rules will not overwhelm them.

The premiere is planned for autumn 2015. You can follow the progress of work on the website and at our Facebook page.


Mythotopia / Onward To Venus UK & EU Pre-Orders

Gameslore are handling the UK and EU pre-orders.

Mythotopia can be pre-ordered here

Onward to Venus can be pre-ordered here


U.S. Pre-orders

Coolstuff Inc are taking pre-orders for Mythotopia here and Onward to Venus here


Mythotopia Rules

mythotopia-rules-coverThe English rules for Mythotopia are available to download here

Mythotopia Rules – English (zip file)


Treefrog at Essen 2014

We will be attending the Spiel show in Essen, as usual. We will be in Hall 1, Stand F160.

There will be about three hundred limited edition copies of Mythotopia and Onward to Venus available for sale. The price for each will be 45 Euros. Please note that we are not taking pre order, so first come, first served. If you are not attending Essen there will be limited edition copies available from Cool Stuff, Inc in North America and Gameslore in the UK.

We will also have some standard edition copies of each for sale, which will be 35 Euros each.

Each copy of the limited edition of Mythotopia will contain two replacement counters for A Study in Emerald (William Morris and Wilhelm Steiber). We will also provide Cool Stuff, Inc and Gameslore with replacement counters. We will post more on how to get replacements at a later time.

(The third in the subscription series, Ships, will be produced in 2015, hopefully in the first quarter.)