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 »
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 »
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 Â£49.99 to just Â£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 »
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.
Came home to find two parcels had arrived for me today. The first was from Amazon and was a new Reiner Knizia game, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Das Kartenspiel. This is a refinement of King’s Gate and ported to Middle Earth to tie in with the film. The second was a copy of Wettstreit der Baumeister, a 1998… Read more »
As usual, the Spiel des Jahres jury threw up some surprises in the choice of nominees for this year’s awards. For the main award, the nominees were Qwixx, Hanabi and Augustus. This is really odd as two of the games are small box card / dice games and, as the aim of the award is to promote the industry, the… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »