Monthly Archives: May 2013

Counter #61

Garry Lloyd   30th May 2013   No Comments on Counter #61

The latest issue of Counter, the first under the new management of Greg Schloesser and Ben Baldanza, landed on the doormat today. As you’ll see from the picture below, the magazine has trimmed down a bit (not quite as wide as a standard A5 paper size, unless my copy got trimmed a bit more than it should have). However, the… Read more »

A new Schacht

Well, after last weekend’s little Feld joke, here’s another. This, however, is only a slight joke in relation to the word “new”. The Works has got some new games in and this includes Michael Schacht’s Felinia (a 2010 release) which I’ve not played before. Jan had a look in the Shrewsbury branch today and… success! They had copies of this,… Read more »

A new Feld

Garry Lloyd   25th May 2013   No Comments on A new Feld

I went along to the UK Games Expo this morning and, as I was wandering around, I spotted a Feld game that I didn’t have and, even better, it was reduced in price from £49.99 to just £10.00. Now before Nige explodes in anticipation, I have to point out that this was not a Stefan Feld game; rather it was… Read more »

UK Games Expo 2013

Just a reminder that UK Games Expo is this weekend. It takes place between 24th and 26th May at the NEC Hilton Metropole. The main show days are on the Saturday and Sunday but the Friday is reserved for playing games. All the details are on the Expo website.

And the nominees are….

The jury of the Spiel des Jahres have decided the shortlist for this year’s award should be Qwixx, Augustus and Hanabi. Meanwhile the Kennerspiel des Jahres (gamer’s games) nominees are Legends of Andor, Palaces of Carrara and Brugge. The list of recommended games is Riff Raff, Rondo, Yay!, La Boca, Escape, Mixtour, Hand aufs Herz, Divinare, Libertalia, Terra Mystica and… Read more »

Predicting the Spiel des Jahres Nominees

The SdJ jury announces tomorrow the nominees for the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres. I don’t have much idea this year as there are several key contenders I’ve not played but here are my predictions (probably way off the mark): SdJ nominees – La Boca, Escape: The Curse of the Temple, Smash Up KedJ nominees – Rialto, Tzolkin:… Read more »

Notre Dame

Garry Lloyd   19th May 2013   No Comments on Notre Dame

Played a good two player game of Notre Dame last night. Works really well with two and finished well within an hour even though it was Jan’s first play. Sad to say, she beat me 50-40 as she made good use of the VP-generating area (the Residence), while I had one or two problems controlling rats.

Review: Just in Time

Just in Time is a competitive puzzle game designed by Gunther Burkhardt and published by Ravensburger. It is in the same mould as Ubongo and FITS (the latter also a Ravensburger game) but is different enough that fans of this type of game should give it a try. What’s in the box? The game comes with 52 pentomino plastic tiles,… Read more »