This weekend on the 3rd and 4th November 2012, there will be an Autumn Beer & Pretzels convention at the Town Hall, Burton on Trent. It runs from 10am to 8pm on the Saturday and 10am to 7pm on the Sunday. Entry is Â£5 per day or Â£9 for both. Further details can be found on the Spirit Games website.
I tried a solo run-through of Spellbound this evening. I didn’t get very far – the solo game seems really hard. You are really punished during the end-of-deck phase with only one mage covering cities/wilderness. My lazy city watchman turned up too late to help so I lost one spell book during that phase and once the witch encounter was… Read more »
Received an email today from Josh Edwards inviting me to link to his game review blog. I’m happy to oblige as he covers the same sorts of games as we play and his review style is pretty good with good justification for why he does or doesn’t like a game. The link is in the Other Game Blogs section to… Read more »
Four more additions to my stack of games from Essen. This evening, I dropped in at Gameslore and picked up Suburbia (which to my horror was sold out by 10.30am on the Friday at Essen), Tzolk’in and Goblins Inc. (both of which were cheaper from Gameslore than at the fair) and Amber, as I recall someone giving it a recommendation… Read more »
Well I’m back from another two days at the Spiel game fair in Essen, Germany and had a good time as usual. I’ll post more information about the trip later but, for now, here is the traditional photo of the 27 games I brought back with me. The games are Spellbound, Tokaido, Rondo, Gauntlet of Fools, Keyflower, Copycat, The Palaces… Read more »
With only 36 hours to go until the doors open at the world’s biggest game fair, I’m starting to get my act together in terms of preparation. Obviously, the flights and hotel were organised some while ago but I only today sorted out some Euros and the car park at BHX was only booked yesterday. As far as the games… Read more »
And… Morels arrived today, taking just a week to whisk its way across the Atlantic. Hoping to play it soon.
The winners of this year’s International Gamers Awards have just been announced. In the multi-player game category, the winner was Trajan designed by Stefan Feld and published by Ammonit-Spiele. (That should please Nige!) In the two-player category, the winner was Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small by Uwe Rosenberg and published by Lookout Games. Both of these are well deserved… Read more »
I arrived home yesterday fo find a parcel had arrived for me. Inside was the result of my very first Kickstarter participation. This was backing Queen Games’ production of Escape: The Curse of the Temple. For my support level, I received the game itself, the first expansion (Illusions), a new copy of Roma plus assorted goodies. There are still a… Read more »
The German magazine, FairPlay, has just announced the winner of the 2012 German card game of the year. The winner by a large margin – it scored twice as many points as the second placed game – was Targi by Andreas Steiger and published by Kosmos. The full list was as follows: Targi by Andreas Steiger: KosmosÂ Glory to Rome… Read more »