Monthly Archives: June 2011

Summer Stabcon 2011

The next Stabcon takes place this coming weekend. It runs from 1st-3rd July 2011 at: Britannia Hotel Dialstone Lane Offerton  Stockport SK2 6AG It’ll doubtless be the usual play-what-anyone-brings board/roleplaying/card game event, with accommodation available in the hotel. E-mail for booking information


Garry Lloyd   26th June 2011   No Comments on Qwirkle

Just had an outdoor game of Qwirkle with Jan, Cat and Bex. Turned out to be really close. I had a Qwirkle lined up for my next move just as Cat finished the game. Doh! Jan just about did enough to hang on for the win. Qwirkle is a nice family game and, although I’m not predicting it to win… Read more »

Out This Week – w/c 27 June 2011

Asara Boardgame for 2-4 players, ages 9+ Playing time approximately 45 minutes. Published by Rio Grande Games, designed by Michael Kiesling & Wolfgang Kramer Nightfall: Martial Law Card game for 2-5 players, ages 12+ Playing time approximately 45 minutes. Published by AEG, designed by David Gregg Resident Evil Deck Building Game: Alliance Stand-alone game, or expansion to ‘Resident Evil Deck Building Game’ for 1-4 players, ages 13+ Playing time approximately 45 minutes. Published… Read more »

Latest Ebay sale

My latest batch of Ebay auctions finishes on Thursday. Several decent and recent games up for grabs including Race for the Galaxy and The Gathering Storm expansion, Bruno Faidutti’s Isla Dorada, Martin Wallace’s Toledo, Priests of Ra, Power Grid: Factory Manager, Space Dealer and Mystery Express. The full list is here.

Out This Week – w/c 20 June 2011

Conquest of Nerath Boardgame for 2-4 players, ages 12+ Playing time approximately 120 minutes. Published by Wizards of the Coast, designed by Richard Baker, Mons Johnson & Peter Lee Lancaster Boardgame for 2-5 players, ages 10+ Playing time approximately 60 minutes. Published by Queen Games, designed by Matthias Cramer Paris Connection Boardgame for 3-6 players, ages 8+ Playing time approximately 30 minutes. Published by Queen Games, designed by David V H Peters Mammut Boardgame for 2-5 players, ages… Read more »

Meeples’ Choice Award 2010 – The Winners

    Well the Spielfrieks discussion group has spoken and proclaimed the winners of the 2010 award to be: 7 WONDERS (Antoine Bauza, Repos Productions) INNOVATION (Carl Chudyk, Asmadi Games) LONDON (Martin Wallace, Treefrog Games) I’m not surprised at the success of 7 Wonders and London, the former getting twice as many votes as any other game (54). However, Innovation… Read more »

Out This Week – w/c 13 June 2011

Small World: Underground Boardgame for 2-5 players, ages 8+ Playing time approximately 60 minutes. Published by Days Of Wonder, designed by Philippe Keyaerts Thunderstone: Thornwood Siege Card game expansion for 1-5 players, ages 12+ Playing time approximately 45 minutes. Published by AEG, designed by Mike Elliott & Brent Keith Shards of the Throne Expansion for Twilight Imperium Published by Fantasy Flight Games, designed by Corey Konieczka & Christian T. Petersen Black Gold… Read more »