Monthly Archives: October 2012

Essen Haul 2012

Garry Lloyd   20th October 2012   No Comments on Essen Haul 2012

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 »

Essen Buzz

Garry Lloyd   16th October 2012   No Comments on Essen Buzz

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 »

International Gamers Awards 2012 – The Winners

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 »

A La Carte Preis 2012

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: Kosmos  Glory to Rome… Read more »