Baycon 2010 will be held at the Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, from 1.00pm Thursday 8thÂ April to 3.00pm Sunday 11thÂ April 2010 (the weekend after Easter). Kennford is situated approximately 5 miles south of Exeter on the main A38 (at the first junction following the end of the M5 motorway, and signposted Kennford Services). There is ample free parking in the hotel… Read more »
With the new Days of Wonder game, Mystery Express, appearing in the UK this week, I decided to have a go at picking the cream of their releases to date. Ticket To Ride is the obvious first choice. Although I could have gone for one of the subsequent variants, I like the elegance and simplicity of the original best. Memoir… Read more »
Jan and I played Jaipur on Sunday, a fabulous card game by Sebastian Pauchon and published by GameWorks. Lots of tricky decisions about when to collect camels, exchange goods and how quickly to cash the goods in for treasure tokens. Best of three rounds means games last about 20-30 minutes. I really enjoyed this a lot.
Issue 48 of Counter arrived at the end of last week and, as usual, its 84 pages are filled with interesting stuff. This time, there’s the usual Top 5’s for the previous year as well as articles on A Brief History of the World, 1853 and Magic: The Gathering. There are also full reviews of 20 of the recently released… Read more »
With only four months to go in my quest to get my unplayed list below 20, that target is looking more and more unlikely and was not helped by another five acquisitions in February. Managed to get three of the many little card games crossed off during my Lanzarote holiday but we still need to concentrate on getting the titles… Read more »