Wayback When? – June ’93, ’98,’03,’08

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 June 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008.


June is obviously a pretty barren month as in 2008 and 2003 I got to play three and two games in each month respectively. Tribune is a game that I really enjoyed but didn’t go over too well the first time we played it as it seemed to finish really quickly and people got caught out by that. King’s Breakfast is a fun card game from Alan Moon where you’re trying to have a good breakfast but without eating quite as much as the King.


June 1998 wasn’t quite so barren and it was the first time I got to play Bruno Faidutti’s excellent vow of silence game, Mystery of the Abbey. Five years earlier, June 2003 saw me try a couple of interesting race games. Traber Derby Spiel was a precursor to Formula De but based on pony trap racing. Pole Position, however, is a wonderful game of negotiating an uncertain race track with lots of second-guessing what other players are going to do.