Monthly Archives: September 2010

2010 International Gamers Award – The Winners

Greg Schloesser has just announced the winners of this year’s IGA. In the multi-player category, the award went to a game I’ve actually not played: Age of Industry – the streamlined version of Brass designed by Martin Wallace and published by Treefrog. The award for the best two-player game went to Campaign Manager 2008, designed by Christian Leonhard and Jason… Read more »

Mr Jack Pocket

Garry Lloyd   21st September 2010   No Comments on Mr Jack Pocket

There’s a new more portable version of Mr Jack now available. I picked up a copy from Leisure Games. However, although it retains the main elements of the original, it does play differently. For one, the board is made up of a 3×3 grid of square tiles, showing alleyways, walls and each of the suspects. Holmes, Watson and dog Toby… Read more »

Deutscher Spiele Preis 2010

The winner of this year’s DSP has just been announced as Fresko, designed by Marco Ruskowski and Marcel Süßelbeck and released by Queen Games. The list of the top ten with the voting points shown after the publisher was: FRESKO by Marco Ruskowski and Marcel Süßelbeck (Queen Games) 2.087 VASCO DA GAMA by Paolo Mori (What’s Your Game?) 2.033 WORLD WITHOUT END by Michael… Read more »

Oops! Unplayed list going up again

Today saw two deliveries from Germany of new games, which has pushed my unplayed list back up to 28 – it did get as low as 19. The ten additions to the collection were: Asteroyds (Ystari), Bombay (Ystari), Ca$h ‘n Gun$ (Repos), Der Goldene Kompass (Kosmos), Hab & Gut (Winning Moves), Jager und Sammler (Amigo), Pingu Party (Amigo), Schweinebande (Hans-im-Gluck),… Read more »

Trickylight archive sessions

I’ve done a bit of house-keeping with the archive session reports to split them by year (the complete list since July 2001 was getting a bit long). Hopefully, everything still works ok but, if you spot any errors, please let me know. And as a challenge, can you identify the pictures for each year on the main archive sessions page?


Garry Lloyd   10th September 2010   No Comments on Onirim

Picked up this very interesting solo / two player co-op game published by Z-Man Games. Tried a solo play of the basic game on Wednesday evening and really enjoyed it (even though I don’t tend to play solo games – hey, I was in a hotel in London so needed something to fill the time). Lost by one door –… Read more »


Garry Lloyd   6th September 2010   No Comments on Ilium

We tried out this Reiner Knizia game published by Playroom Entertainment last night. It turned out to be quite a bit more thinky than I had expected. On your turn, there are lots of places to play and you want to be sure that you’re not setting someone else up to freeze you out of claiming a tile. And the… Read more »