Just a last minute reminder that this weekend sees the annual UK Games Expo take place in Birmingham. The full details are on the website here but, in summary, the event runs from 3rd-5th June with the main public opening hoursÂ being fromÂ 9.30am till 5pm Sarurday and 9.30am till 4pm Sunday. The venue is: The Clarendon Suites Stirling Road (off Hagley… Read more »
The nominees for this year’s SdJ and KdJ were announced this morning and unexpectedly, only three games appeared in each category rather than the fiveÂ that have appeared for the SdJ in recent years.Â So without further ado, here they are: Spiel des Jahres nominees â€¢ Asara, by Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling (Ravensburger) â€¢ Forbidden Island, by Matt Leacock (Gamewright, Schmidt… Read more »
Spectral Rails Boardgame forÂ 3-4Â players, ages 10+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 75 minutes. Published byÂ Z-Man Games, designed byÂ Morgan Dontanville Ascending Empires Boardgame forÂ 2-4Â players, ages 10+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 75 minutes. Published byÂ Z-Man Games, designed byÂ Ian Cooper Elemental Clash Starter Card game forÂ 2Â players, ages 10+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 30 minutes. Published byÂ T.O.G Entertainment, designed byÂ Andreas Propst Elemental Clash Fat Pack Card game forÂ 2Â players, ages 10+ Playing… Read more »
On Monday, the nominees for the top German game award, the Spiel des Jahres, are announced. But, in addition, there is going to be a new award, the Kennerspiel des Jahres or Enthusiasts’ Game of the Year, launched. The Opinionated Gamers blog has been trying to predict which five games will be nominated in each category and their combined opinion… Read more »
Khet 2.0 Boardgame forÂ 2Â players, ages 9+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 20 minutes. Published byÂ Innovention Toys, designed byÂ Luke Hooper, Michael Larson & Del Segura Offboard Boardgame forÂ 2Â players, ages 7+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 20 minutes. Published byÂ Asmodee, designed byÂ Michel Lalet & Laurent Levi The Path to Y’ha-nthlei Asylum Pack Call of Cthulhu Living Card Game expansion forÂ 2Â players, ages 13+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 20 minutes. Published byÂ Fantasy… Read more »
Â The bad news is Shire Games’ shop on Hope Street, Hanley is closing next week. The good news is they’re opening on Saturday 21st May a new shop at: Â 41a Parliament Row, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1PW And to encourage you allÂ toÂ go along, Nick is going to do 10% off EVERYTHING in-store only on Saturday 21st May.Â The link… Read more »
Felinia Boardgame forÂ 2-4Â players, ages 12+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 60 minutes. Published byÂ Asmodee, designed byÂ Michael Schacht Dice Town Expansion Boardgame expansion forÂ 2-6Â players, ages 8+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 60 minutes. Published byÂ Asmodee, designed byÂ Bruno Cathala & Ludovic Maublanc Aspirations of Ascension Asylum Pack Call of Cthulhu Living Card Game expansion forÂ 2Â players, ages 13+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 30 minutes. Published byÂ Fantasy Flight Games, designed byÂ Nate French,… Read more »
The auctions on my current batch of games on Ebay are due to end on Thursday. Included this time are Doris & Frank’s Ark plus the Ark Expansion, Alan Moon’s Pony Express and Im Schatten des Sonnenkonigs, Sid Sackson’s BuyWord and, as mentioned in my last post, a complete run of Counter Magazine issues 1-52. All the details are here.
With my latest batch of games for sale on Ebay, I’ve also added a very special item: For those who’ve read any issues of Counter, you’ll know what a fantastic publication it is. However, I’ve decided to put my entire run from the first issue (May 1998) to the latest issue 52 (March 2011) up for sale. I’m not sure… Read more »
The 22nd Beer & Pretzels Games Weekend 2011 is 14th and 15th May at the Town Hall, Burton on Trent. Open 10.00 – 10.00 on Saturday, 10.00 – 7.00 on Sunday. Tickets Â£5 per day or Â£9 for both, available on the door or in advance from Spirit Games. More details are available here.