Came home via Gameslore tonight and picked up three new games: Doctor Who – The Card Game looks a nice game for 3-4 players designed by Martin Wallace; Divinare is a game about mediums and their predictions, designed by Brett Gilbert; and Libertalia is a 45 minute pirate game that looks to have some really nice mechanisms and is getting… Read more »
I’ve been keeping an eye on this really attractive looking two player game for a while. Morels is a game about foraging for mushrooms and is getting a lot of buzz for being a good game to play with a reluctant non-gamer spouse. I saw a copy at The Cast Are Dice back in August but it’s only available to… Read more »
My trip to Essen is now just three weeks away and I’ve had my first run-through the massive preview geeklist on Boardgamegeek. At this stage, I’m trying to be disciplined and identify the absolute definites. This is the list I came up with: Hanabi (Abacus) Saint Malo (Alea) The Boss 5-6 Player Expansion (Blackrock Editions) Shadows Over Camelot: The Card… Read more »
ThisÂ weekend is the next Bolton Games Day.Â It’s taking place onÂ Sunday 30th September from about 10.30am to 11pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Horwich, BL6 5QT Just Â£3.50 to get in, and that gets you a plate of something warm around 6pm. And there’s a bar open all afternoon. More info can be found here.
I picked up A Fistful of Penguins at the weekend and got to play it last night with Jan, Bex and Chris. The game is a simple dice game made up of nine dice with different animals on each face of the die. You also get a stack of penguins that allow you to manipulate your turn. On your turn,… Read more »
For the last few months, I’ve been posting my game snippets directly onto my trickylight site rather than Spiel.co.uk as it’s slightly quicker. However, it doesn’t allow for comments which is rarely a problem as I get very few comments on the blog as it is. That said, Nige recently asked where the comment facility had gone as he’d wanted… Read more »
The winners of this year’s DSP have been announced: 1. Village, by Inka and Markus Brand (eggertspiele) 2. Trajan, by Stefan Feld (Ammonit Spiele) 3. Hawaii, by Greg Daigle (Hans im Gluck) 4. Ora et Labora, by Uwe Rosenberg (Lookout Games) 5. Helvetia, by Matthias Cramer (Kosmos) 6. Targi, by Andreas Steiger (Kosmos) 7. Kingdom Builder, by Donald X. Vaccarino… Read more »