Monthly Archives: May 2008

SR: 16th May 2008 – Alhambra – The Dice Game, Double or Nothing

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 – 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 »

UK Games Expo

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 to try out 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 »

Spiel-des-Jahres nominations

The nominations for the Spiel-des-Jahres have just been announced. The five nominees are: Blox, by Wolfgang Kramer, Jürgen P.K. Grunau, Hans Raggan(Ravensburger) Keltis, by Reiner Knizia (Kosmos) Suleika, by Dominique Erhard (Zoch) Stone Age, by Michael Tummelhofer (Hans im Glück) Wie verhext!, by Andreas Pelikan (alea) The two I’ve played (Stone Age and Keltis) are both good choices and I… Read more »


Garry Lloyd   9th May 2008   No Comments on Shanghaien

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 »