Monthly Archives: May 2009

Spiel-des-Jahres 2009: The Nominees

The shortlist for this year’s SdJ has just been published. The nominees were: Dominion, by Donald Vaccarino (Hans im Glück / Rio Grande) Fauna, by Friedemann Friese (HUCH & friends) Finca, by Ralf zur Linde and Wolfgang Sentker (Hans im Glück) Fits, by Reiner Knizia (Ravensburger) Pandemic, by Matt Leacock (Pegasus Spiele / Z-Man Games) Four of these were in… Read more »

Coming soon: Sumeria

     The next release from Jackson Pope’s  Reiver Games will be Sumeria, designed by Dirk Liekens. Here’s some info about the game, including a pre-order discount offer that will end on May 29th. Players try to bring the city-states of ancient Sumeria to the fore. Each turn, players boost the importance of one of the city-states by flooding it… Read more »

Coming soon: Automobile

The next game in Martin Wallace’s Treefrog line is Automobile, a game about making money set in the U.S. car industry in the early twentieth century. Details of the game, including a download of the rules, are now available from the Warfrog site.  This looks another solid game from Martin and I’m looking forward to seeing it at the UK… Read more »