These are my picks for the best games in 2008 in alphabetical order. Agricola was the most eagerly awaited game of the year and, although it didn’t quite live up to the hype it received, it is still a very good game with lots of replay value due to the massive variety of cards. However, the family version without the… Read more »
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and received lots of games from Santa. To give you an opportunity to play one or two, here’s a reminder that the first session of the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club in 2009 will take place on Friday 2nd January at Garry’s house.
Jason Kimmings is hoping to launch a new boardgames magazine in February 2009 and, if the sample pages I’ve seen are anything to go by, this could be really good. This is what Jason said in a BGG article: I’m trying to start a new printed review magazine based on Eurogames. Everyone I’ve talked to thinks it’s a great idea… Read more »
Jackson Pope has announced a new Reiver Games release for next year: “Just a quick note to let you all know that Reiver Games will be releasing Sumeria by Dirk Liekens (Wind River) in time for Spiel ’09 in Essen next October. The game is a fairly abstract Euro where players move their traders to temporarily boost the standing of… Read more »
The next and last session of the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club in 2008 will be held on Friday 19th December at Garry’s house.
Â Â Â Â Richard Denning has just sent me some advance information about next year’s event: UK GAMES EXPO 2009 â€œEverything about gamesâ€ 5th-7th June 2009 The Clarendon Suites 2 Stirling Road, Edgbaston,Â Birmingham B16 9SB www.UKGamesExpo.co.uk Uk Games Expo is back at the Clarendon on 6th and 7th June 2009 with two days of demo board games, tournaments… Read more »
Having spoken to John this evening, he has confirmed that this week’s session of the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club on Friday 12th December will be at his house. He also invited people to bring along any games they wanted to try. So, another 7 player Battlestar Galactica then?