The Easy Play line of games from Schmidt Spiele is becoming a great series of short, light family games and I’ve yet to find a dud in the ones I’ve tried. Big Points, Los Banditos, Burgen Land and Finito are all really fun and now the latest addition, Level X by Stefan Risthaus, keeps that good run going. If I… Read more »
The new issue of Spielbox arrived at the end of last week and is again filled with good stuff, although the English remains a little quirky. This time, there are several pages devoted to the Nurnberg releases as well as numerous well written reviews of Egizia, Seeland, Ad Astra, Havana, Dungeon Lords and others. In addition, there is another Dominion… Read more »
I’ve resisted ordering anything from Germany for quite a while now but, having just sold a bunch of games, I decided I could afford to put in a small order of new titles. That said, it does push my unplayed games total back up from 65 to 71. Anyway, the order arrived today courtest of 12spiel.de and you can see… Read more »
Just a reminder thatÂ my latest batch of games for sale on Ebay will finish on Thursday. Take a look here for some good bargains, such as Antler Island, Alexandros, Strozzi, Wasabi and Kanaloa.
I’ve put another batch of 11 games up for sale on Ebay: AlexandrosÂ by Leo Colovini Aquadukt – the game of irrigation in ancient times Antler Island – the Lamont brothers’ game about rutting stags Strozzi – the third in Reiner Knizia’s Medici/Strozzi series Wasabi – the beautifully produced sushi game Dragonriders – Klaus Jurgen Wrede & Jean du Poel’s fantasy… Read more »
Last night, Jan and I had an enjoyable game of Zahltag, a 30 minute card game about fulfilling building contracts, designed by Franz-Benno Delonge and released by Ravensburger. Players employ up to 10 in total of four different types of workers, whom they are hoping to utilise on building contracts. Each turn, a card is turned over from theÂ contracts deck… Read more »
There’s a new UK blog / podcast about boardgames called The Little Metal Dog Show, although thankfully it seems to be about games other than Monopoly so far. Michael Fox is the blog’s creator and is an enthusiastic writer. So far it looks pretty good, although I’ve not listened to the first podcast yet. The article on Matt Leacock’s upcoming… Read more »
18 games up for sale and, with only 2 days left to bid and very few bidders, this could be the time to grab a bargain. Fancy Sid Sackson’s BuyWord? Or Stefan Dorra’s Salamanca? Or Dirk Henn’s Gardens of the Alhambra? Take a look here.
Martin Wallace’s Treefrog Games (formerly Warfrog) has a brand new website. On it, there are details of Martin’s next three games, although the release date for A Few Acres of Snow shown on the games listing page is a year out (But then it wouldn’t be Martin without the odd printing error, would it?) Age of Industry is theÂ first release… Read more »
A better month this time for reducing the unplayed list, helped to a degree by some Ebay sales. Anyway, duringÂ April this happened: 5Â new games acquired (Mystery Express, Cheeky Monkey, Fresco, Samarkand: Route to Riches and Foosball); 13Â games no longer unplayed (Strand Cup, Mystery Express, Cheeky Monkey, Burger Joint, Court of the Medici, Null & Nichtig, Gipsy King, Basket Boss, Perry… Read more »