The new issue of Counter arrived today. #32 means it has been going for 8 years now and it is still filled with loads of interesting stuff. There’s the 2005 Top 5 picks from Mike Siggins, Ben Baldanza, Greg Schloesser, Richard Dewsbery, Alan and Stuart; an article from Derek Carver on how unpredictable cards can be; Larry Levy recalling what a great year 1974 was for games; John Butitta listing the main problems of being a game buyer; the usual reviews and letters plus lots more. The one thing noticeably absent is any mention of the Nurnberg releases but these will be covered in great detail next time, I’m sure.
Reviews this time include among others Byzantium (noy played yet), Das Ende des Triumvirats (still waiting for an evening when there’s just 3 of us), Elasund (great game), Hazienda (ditto), Poison (nice filler), Railroad Tycoon (not Age of Steam and could be better for it) and Vegas Showdown (surprisingly very good Avalon Hill game).