Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spielbox #1/2011

The first issue of 2011 of Spielbox arrived on Saturday and included a copy of the 8th Wonder (Mannekin Pis) for the game 7 Wonders. So the 8th Wonder is no longer an “Essen exclusive” after all. In the magazine, there is another big article on the Essen releases, this time concentrating on games from France, Great Britain, Poland, Sweden,… Read more »

Out This Week: 28 March 2011

Mousquetaires du Roy Board game for 1-5 players, ages 12+ Playing time approximately 90 minutes. Published by Ystari/Rio Grande/Asmodee, designed by François Combe & Gilles Lehmann. Munchkin Zombies Card game for 3-6 players, ages 10+ Playing time approximately 90 minutes. Published and designed by Steve Jackson Games Secret of Monte Cristo Board game for 2-4 players, ages: 8+ Playing time approximately 60 minutes. Published by Z-Man… Read more »

What on earth is bdg.ms

James Sheahan, whose Metagames blog regularly publishes good boardgame reviews has just announced the launch of a new boardgame service … link shortening. For those, unlike me, who are up to speed with Twitter, they’ll know that a 140 character limit can prove quite challenging when trying to publicise the latest and greatest boardgame link. Hence, bdg.ms! I’ll let James… Read more »

Out This Week: w/c 21 March 2011

Trollhalla Boardgame for 2-4 players, ages 8+ Playing time approximately 60 mins. Published by Z-Man Games, designed by Alf Seegert Nightfall Card Game for 2-5 players, ages 12+,  Playing time approximately 45 mins. Published by Alderac Entertainment, designed by David Gregg Runebound Essential Collection Expansion collection for Runebound. Contains 6 previously released expansions and 2 new adventure variants Published by Fantasy Flight

Out This Week: w/c 14 March 2011

Cargo Noir Board game for 2-5 players, ages 8+ Playing time approximately 60 mins. Published by Days of Wonder, designed by Serge Laget King Up! (new version of King Me!) Board game for 3-6 players, ages 8+ Playing time approximately 20-30 minutes. Published by DV Giochi, designed by Stefano Luperto. Lords of the River Expansion for Battle Lore, Battles of… Read more »

Die Burgen von Burgund

The latest Alea release arrived at Shire Games today so I took a diversion on the way home and picked up a copy. This is another Stefan Feld design that uses dice in an interesting way. Players are trying to develop their estates through trading, livestock farming, city building or scientific research. Players have two dice that they allocate to… Read more »

Counter #52

Garry Lloyd   7th March 2011   No Comments on Counter #52

Issue 52 of Counter has just been published and runs to 84 pages this time. As is usual for the first issue of the year, several of the contributors run down their top 5 games of 2010: Lots of love shown for Navegador, 7 Wonders, London and Age of Industry but I was also quite pleased to see Greg Schloesser… Read more »

Out This Week: w/c 7 March 2011

Tikal 2 Board game for 2-4 players, ages 12+ Playing time approximately 90 minutes Published by Asmodee Editions, designed by Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer. Dakota Strategy game for 3-5 players, ages 10+,  Playing time approximately 90 minutes Published by Tenki Games/Nexus, designed by Piero Cioni. Code of Chivalry Expansion Expansion for Battle Lore for 2 players, age 10+ Playing time… Read more »