This week, we played the dice version of the 2003 Spiel des Jahres, Alhambra. However, the only real similarities with the board game are the scoring mechanism and the theme. Alhambra â€“ The Dice Game was designed by Dirk Henn and published by Queen Games. The game plays over five rounds with a scoring after the 1st, 3rd and 5th… Read more »
Just a reminder that the second UK Games Expo is this coming weekend on 31 May and 1 June 2008. Chris and I will be there on the Saturday and will be looking toÂ try outÂ a few of the new releases: Monastery and Tinner’s Trail being the main ones in which I’m interested. Rumour has it that Eric Martin of Boardgamenews… Read more »
This Friday’s session of the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club (30th May 2008) will be at Garry’s house.
The nominations for the Spiel-des-Jahres have just been announced. The five nominees are: Blox, by Wolfgang Kramer, JÃ¼rgen P.K. Grunau, Hans Raggan(Ravensburger) Keltis, by Reiner Knizia (Kosmos) Suleika, by Dominique Erhard (Zoch) Stone Age, by Michael Tummelhofer (Hans im GlÃ¼ck) Wie verhext!, by Andreas Pelikan (alea) The two I’ve played (Stone Age and Keltis) are both good choices and I… Read more »
… that Trickylight won best Game Club Site in the 2007 Board Game Internet Awards. Well, Eric Martin has just sent me a really snazzy badge to prove the fact. This means I need to get back on top of the game reports (as we’re a couple of weeks behind).Â I don’t want toÂ be a contender for the 2008 worst game… Read more »
After speaking to John this evening, I can confirm that the next session of the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club will be on Friday 16th May at John’s house. Anyone turning up at Garry’s house will be set upon by various children, animals etc. and forced to sit through several episodes of How I Met Your Mother (If you don’t know, don’t… Read more »
Just a reminder that this weekend, the 19th Beer and Pretzels game weekend will be held at the Town Hall, Burton on Trent, Staffs. The fun starts at 10 a.m. on the Saturday and runs until 10 p.m. that day, with the Sunday hours being 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Further details can be found on the Spirit Games website… Read more »
Last night, Jan and I tried out Shanghaien, a Michael Schacht and Roman Pelek design that was published by Abacus. What an excellent little game it is. Strictly two player, it is a game about recruiting sailors of various nationalities to join your crew. Each of the eight rounds involves a struggle over six sailor cards (or special action cards)… Read more »