Monthly Archives: September 2007

International Gamers Awards 2007 Winners

The winners of the 2007 International Gamers Awards have just been announced. In the multiplayer category, the award went to Through The Ages, designed by Vladimir Chvatil and published by Czech Board Games. The two-player award went to Mr Jack, a game by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, and released by Hurrican Games. Both are very good games, although neither… Read more »

Gulo Gulo

Garry Lloyd   24th September 2007   No Comments on Gulo Gulo

Persuaded everyone to play a game last night and chose Gulo Gulo, which only Chris has played before. It is a fun game for the family, typical of Zoch, and demonstrates the genius of Wolgang Kramer yet again. Those with fat fingers (i.e. me) are at a bit of a disadvantage and more likely to trigger the alarm but it is… Read more »

Coming soon: Amyitis – Rules now online

Ystari have published the rules to their new game coming out at Essen, Amyitis. The game is about the building of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, builds for his queen, Amyitis. Having skimmed through the rules, I am really looking forward to this one. I think that Ystari have another hit on their hands… Read more »

SR: 7 September 2007 – TransAmerica, If Wishes Were Fishes, 6 Nimmt

TransAmerica  This week, I decided we should start with a quick game of TransAmerica to pay tribute to the designer, Franz-Benno Delonge, who passed away on Sunday. This is a great game to introduce to new gamers with simple rules and quick gameplay and I always enjoy it when I play it. Now Steve admitted that he has played dozens… Read more »

Sad News

Garry Lloyd   4th September 2007   No Comments on Sad News

I was saddened to hear of the death on Sunday of designer Franz-Benno Delonge, due to cancer. He was just age 50. I’ve played several of his games and enjoyed most of those I’ve tried. From the two player games, Hellas and Fjords, through Goldbrau, Dos Rios and Big City, to the excellent Manila and especially Transamerica, he has provided… Read more »