Asmodee Live details four day live stream from board gaming Mecca, Spiel 2019

Asmodee has detailed its plans for a four-day live stream on Twitch from Spiel, the world’s biggest convention for all things board games, which will take place in Essen from October 24 to 27.

After its successful first ventures into streaming the event in 2017 and 2018, the company’s new AsmodeeLive division will be putting on a show ‘bigger than ever’ this year, in which it will spotlight the biggest and most anticipated products on the market.

“With over 33 hours of streams and 66 segments, it promises to be the most exciting show yet,” said the board gaming goliath.

The stream will run from 9am to 6pm UK time and will start on Thursday and run through to Saturday, and 9am to 5pm on Sunday. This year will see the return of a few familiar figures –including Asmodee’s own hosts David Oliver, Abi Crowe, and Philip Hatch, as well as new faces Antonia Tootill, Christopher Dukes and Mathilde Donnenfeld.

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As well as showcasing established favourites like Catan, Pandemic and Dungeons and Dragons, the broadcast will feature new titles such as Black Angel (Pearl Games) –which sees players control robots aboard the titular spaceship as it escorts the last remnants of humanity to its new resource-rich home planet.

Asmodee will celebrate its newly announced Marvel games –Marvel Champions:The Card Game (Fantasy Flight Games) and Marvel Crisis Protocol (Atomic Mass Games), both of which were revealed earlier this year at Gen Con.

A highlight of the stream will be an exclusive announcement made by Catan Studio, Kosmos and Catan GmbH (Creators of the millions-selling worldwide hit Catan) at 11am on Friday regarding a worldwide 25th anniversary celebration and the first reveal of plans in the works for a new project.

Meanwhile, Asmodee Digital will discuss its future line-up with the promise of exclusive announcements in store.

The stream will also be treated to guest appearances by some of the most influential designers such as Matt Leacock (creator of Pandemic, Era: Medieval Age) who will join the stream to demonstrate the latest title in the fan-favourite franchise, Pandemic: Rapid Response.

Eric Lang will accompany CMON to present the latest blockbuster releases: Ankh, God of War: The Card Game and Zombicide: Second Edition.

On top of this, interactivity has “been put at the forefront of the stream”, as Asmodee promises to deliver “more chances than ever for the audience to participate.”

There will also be a schedule of interviews, previews, game jams with renowned designers and more.

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