Monthly Archives: February 2014

Anything can happen in the next 24 hours

My latest Ebay auction has just over 24 hours to run and there are a few titles I’m surprised haven’t had any bids yet. Porto Carthago is another great design about influencing the passage of ships and goods through the harbour of Carthage by Bernd Eisenstein, the designer of Peloponnes; Kamisado is a beautiful and very clever abstract game by Peter Burley… Read more »

Latest Ebay auction

Garry Lloyd   17th February 2014   No Comments on Latest Ebay auction

I have a new set of games up for sale on Ebay. Among the 56 titles are Suburbia, Tzolk’in, Dungeon Petz, Amyitis, Le Havre, Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game, Hawaii, Trajan and a first edition Through the Ages (although the last of these reflects its collectable status). The auction ends on Sunday afternoon and the full list is here.

Two-player Saturday

Garry Lloyd   15th February 2014   No Comments on Two-player Saturday

I’ve got several two player games on my unplayed list so I managed to persuade first Jan and then Becky to help me cross a few off the list. First up was a golf game utilising just nine cards and some markers, Famous Fairways. Eight of the cards represent the fairway, rough, water and bunkers in front of the player… Read more »

How many Reiner Knizia titles can you think of?

Over on Boardgamegeek, someone started a geeklist entitled “Who is the most popular designer… on your shelves?” and was looking for the top three designers by number of titles that people had in their collections. The geeklist in question is here. Well, I looked at my collection and the names of the top three weren’t a surprise: Reiner Knizia Wolfgang… Read more »

Wayback when? – February ’94, ’99, ’04, ’09

Wayback When? is a review of the games I was playing five, ten, fifteen and twenty years ago with me highlighting the most memorable titles of each particular month in the vain hope that I might dig out some of them to play again. This month we’re looking at February 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009.    Five years ago was the… Read more »

Superbowl XLVIII session

I played a thrilling solo session of Pizza Box Football yesterday afternoon in preparation for the big event tomorrow. Could Peyton Manning lead the Broncos to victory against the NFL’s toughest defence? Let’s see. First Quarter Seattle kicked off but the return left Denver in good field position. Unfortunately, Manning was sacked on his very first play and Denver were forced… Read more »

January 2014 roundup

In January I managed to play 26 games of 20 different titles, 10 of which were new to me. The new games were: Air King, Coal Baron, Bugs in the Kitchen, Escape: Illusions, Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia, Glastonbury, Guildhall, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Das Kartenspiel, Legendary: Fantastic 4 and Speculation. I added three new games to the… Read more »