2015 Spiel des Jahres and KedJ predictions

The awards for the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres are announced tomorrow morning. Here is my speculation about which of the three nominees for each prize will be celebrating victory. Spiel des Jahres For the main award, I’ve played all three nominees: Colt Express, Machi Koro and The Game… spiel so lange du kannst! All three are fun… Read more »

March 2014 roundup

In March, I managed to play 23 games of 19 different titles, 10 of which were new to me. The new games were: Eldritch Horror, Bang: The Dice Game, Amber, Auf Teufel komm raus, Council of Verona, CV, Fleet, Potato Man, Nox and Glass Road. I added 12 new games to the collection which were Eldritch Horror, Habe Fertig, Potato… Read more »

A carton of cards

I had a small delivery from Amazon Germany arrive today. And when I say small, I mean four small card games whose box sizes in aggregate are about half the size of a typical Ticket to Ride box. That said, having gone through the rules of each of them, there is some interesting game play in each of them. The… Read more »

February 2014 roundup

February saw me play 19 games of 18 different titles, 12 of which were new to me. The new games were: Shephy, Candy Chaser, Caverna: The Cave Farmers, Famous Fairways, Famous Fastballs, The Great Heartland Hauling Co, Greedy Kingdoms, Khmer, Palmyra, Trains & Stations, TransEuropa and Machi Koro. I sold 45 games and added 7 new games to the collection… Read more »

Anything can happen in the next 24 hours

My latest Ebay auction has just over 24 hours to run and there are a few titles I’m surprised haven’t had any bids yet. Porto Carthago is another great design about influencing the passage of ships and goods through the harbour of Carthage by Bernd Eisenstein, the designer of Peloponnes; Kamisado is a beautiful and very clever abstract game by Peter Burley… Read more »