The results of the German game of the year awards were announced this morning and the winners were: Spiel des Jahres: Colt Express Kennerspiel des Jahres: Broom Service By some strange coincidence, these are the games I predicted would win yesterday. That doesn’t happen very often.
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 »
If you’ve not already noticed (and why should you), I’ve started a blog on Boardgamegeek where I plan to post the sort of things I would have hitherto posted here. Comments on my posts here are minimal, spam comments are widespread, so I will probably stop posting here if the new blog works ok. Comments are easier there and more… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Wayback When? is a review of the games I was playing five, ten, fifteen and twenty years ago with me highlighting the most memorable titles of each particular month in the vain hope that I might dig out some of them to play again. This month weâ€™re looking at March 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009. Â Five years ago, I… Read more »
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 »
Having successfully sold 45 games in my latest Ebay auction, I have spent a small part of the proceeds. A browse of Ebay while waiting for the bids to come in revealed a copy of Martin Wallace’s Age of Industry up for sale at Â£10. I got it for Â£12.50 plus Â£4.00 postage which I was quite pleased about. It… Read more »
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 aboutÂ influencing the passage of ships and goods through the harbour of CarthageÂ by Bernd Eisenstein, the designer of Peloponnes; Kamisado is a beautiful and very clever abstract game by Peter Burley… Read more »
I have a new set of games up for sale on Ebay. Among the 56 titles are Suburbia, Tzolk’in, Dungeon Petz, Amyitis, Le Havre, Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game, Hawaii, Trajan and a first edition Through the Ages (although the last of these reflects its collectable status). The auction ends on Sunday afternoon and the full list is here.