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Spiel ’14 preview: part three

I’m going to Spiel ’14 (Essen) and I’m really looking forward to it. All those shiny new releases. In this post and the next ones, I give you some games I think have a good chance to end up on my table. Oh! And I’m the one that has to make the big decision. Which games to bring home? Wish me luck.. Empire Engine Empire Engine from Chris Marling and Matthew Dunstan. I know […]

Spiel ’14 preview: part two

I’m going to Spiel ’14 (Essen) and I’m really looking forward to it. All those shiny new releases. In this post and the next ones, I give you some games I think have a good chance to end up on my table. Oh! And I’m the one that has to make the big decision. Which games to bring home? Wish me luck.. AquaSphere It’s Feld, so I’m interested. Life in an underwater research lab. […]

Spiel ’14 preview: part one

I’m going to Spiel ’14 (Essen) and I’m really looking forward to it. All those shiny new releases. In this post and the next ones, I give you some games I think have a good chance to end up on my table. Oh! And I’m the one that has to make the big decision. Which games to bring home? Wish me luck.. Abyss Not really an Essen release, Gen Con deserves the credit, but […]

Sail to India Review

Overview: What do you get for your money? You get 28 large cards, 52 cubes in four colours and the rules. How do you play the game? You sail from Lisbon to India, which is not discovered yet, and along the way you will trade goods, spread the Christian faith and build fortresses. With cubes. Everything is a cube. Your ships, cubes. Your wealth, cubes. Your goods, cubes. You Victory points, cubes. Your buildings, […]

Kickstarter Preview: Knee Jerk

Knee Jerk is a small party game of instant reactions from Andrew Federspiel and Knapsack Games. Shout out the first thing that comes to mind. Maybe Brain Jerk would be better title for this game. The basic idea of the game is that players make up, by shouting sentences, making faces or making gestures, endings to specific scenes. On every card you find three parts of a sentence. These individual parts describe a scene. The green beginning describes […]

Star Realms Review

Overview: What do you get for your money? You get 80 Trade Deck cards, 10 Explorer cards, 16 Scout cards, 4 Viper cards and 18 Authority cards and you get the rules of course. How do you play the game? Star Realms is a two-player deck builders. What that means is that you start with a limited amount of cards in you deck and through buying cards you are able to build a bigger […]

Printemplaying: The Seeker in the Forest of Wyr

And another 2014 Solitaire Print and Play Contest review coming your way! The Seeker in the Forest of Wyr, a game from Todd Sanders. You are a Seeker and you are travelling through the forest. Kind forest spirits like, the Menninkäinen and the Keiju, are willing to help you. However, the deceitful Ajatar only want you to lose the way through the forest of Wyr. This is a card game. There are three decks; a […]

Printemplaying: Blood Rush

In Blood Rush, a 2014 Solitaire Print and Play Contest submission by Javier Martin, you are a band of monsters trying to capture seven villagers before the inquisition arrives. This game consists of four location cards, five villager cards, a lair card and four double-sided monster cards. At the beginning of the game you have to place the four locations on your table from one to four. Then, place an Inquisition die showing the ‘one’ […]