The next Stabcon takes place this coming weekend. It runs from 1st-3rd July 2011 at: Britannia Hotel Dialstone Lane OffertonÂ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for booking information
The winners of this year’s awards were announced this morning. The main award went to Qwirkle,designed by Susan McKinley Ross and published by Schmidt Spiele in Germany. The Kennerspiel-des-Jahres went unsurprisingly to 7 Wonders by Antoine Bauza and publisher Repos Production. Congratulations to all those involved.
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 »
Asara Boardgame forÂ 2-4Â players, ages 9+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 45 minutes. Published byÂ Rio Grande Games, designed byÂ Michael Kiesling & Wolfgang Kramer Nightfall: Martial Law Card game forÂ 2-5Â players, ages 12+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 45 minutes. Published byÂ AEG, designed byÂ David Gregg Resident Evil Deck Building Game: Alliance Stand-alone game, or expansion to ‘Resident Evil Deck Building Game’ forÂ 1-4Â players, ages 13+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 45 minutes. Published… Read more »
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.
Yesterday saw me play the final game on my unplayed list. The game was The Swarm by Kramer and Kiesling and Cat and I played it two-player. Nice game which could be quite nasty, especially with the full compliment of players. As it turned out, after about 80 minutes, the game ended in a tie – we both had 142… Read more »
Conquest of Nerath Boardgame forÂ 2-4Â players, ages 12+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 120 minutes. Published byÂ Wizards of the Coast, designed byÂ Richard Baker, Mons Johnson &Â Peter Lee Lancaster Boardgame forÂ 2-5Â players, ages 10+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 60 minutes. Published byÂ Queen Games, designed byÂ Matthias Cramer Paris Connection Boardgame forÂ 3-6Â players, ages 8+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 30 minutes. Published byÂ Queen Games, designed byÂ David V H Peters Mammut Boardgame forÂ 2-5Â players, ages… Read more »
Â Â 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 »
Steve Perkins has arranged aÂ Monday night games session for 20th June 2011. The venue is: Brewery Inn High Street Coalport Telford TF8 7HZ The phone number is 01952 581225 The website is http://www.breweryinn.co.uk/ It will start at 7.30pm in the main bar area. There is no cost and no obligation to buy any food or drinks. Tea and Coffee are… Read more »
Small World: Underground Boardgame forÂ 2-5Â players, ages 8+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 60 minutes. Published byÂ Days Of Wonder, designed byÂ Philippe Keyaerts Thunderstone: Thornwood Siege Card game expansion forÂ 1-5Â players, ages 12+ Playing time approximatelyÂ 45 minutes. Published byÂ AEG, designed byÂ Mike Elliott & Brent Keith Shards of the Throne Expansion for Twilight Imperium Published byÂ Fantasy Flight Games, designed byÂ Corey Konieczka & Christian T. Petersen Black Gold… Read more »