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The Essen Experience: Week 4

Once again, Ben, KAS, and Larry (Tom would join us in the evening) intrepidly plowed our way through more of our Essen haul last Saturday.  What with BGG.con coming the following week (sadly, I will not be attending, but the … Continue reading

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The Essen Experience: Week 3

Yet another week in which Ben, Tom (who decided to join us again), KAS, and Larry work their way through the pile of shiny new Essen games we’ve acquired.  While there have been some fun titles, I’ve yet to find … Continue reading

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The Essen Experience: Week 2—Day of the Dice

Last Saturday, we once again got together to play some of the new Essen games my buddies Ben and KAS had just purchased.  Tom wasn’t able to join us, but three was still more than enough to get in some … Continue reading

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The Essen Experience: Week 1

They’re finally here:  the new Essen games! For the card-carrying Cult of the New gamer, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Last Saturday, I got together with my good friends KAS (on the Geek) and fellow … Continue reading

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Abluxxen is the Card Game of the Year!

Germany’s Fairplay Magazine has announced the results of 2014’s À la carte award, presented annually to the best card game released during the previous 12 months.  The winner is Abluxxen, the clever game from Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling.  This only adds … Continue reading

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Russian Railroads and Limes Win 2014 IGA’s

The results of the 2014 International Gamers Awards (IGA) have been announced.  The winner of the Multiplayer category is Russian Railroads, co-designed by Helmut Ohley and Leonhard Orgler.  This represents the second major win by the Hans im Glück design, which also … Continue reading

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Russian Railroads Wins 2014 DSP Award!

The winner of the 2014 Deutscher Spielepreis (DSP), the heavier of the two major German Game of the Year awards, is Russian Railroads.  The game was designed by Helmut Ohley and Lonny Orgler and was published by Hans im Gluck. … Continue reading

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Soup’s On! Point Salad Games: A Roundtable Discussion

One of the hot terms being bandied about a lot these days in this wonderful hobby of ours is Point Salad games.  Unfortunately, it’s not obvious that there’s anything close to consensus about exactly what that label means.  To try … Continue reading

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Abluxxen Wins Austria’s Spiel der Spiele Award

Unhappy with the results of the SdJ award?  Maybe you’ll feel better about an announcement made a little south of Germany. The Spiel der Spiele, which is Austria’s national game of the year prize, was awarded a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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2013 Meeples Choice Awards: Final Results

The Spielfrieks user group has completed its voting for the Meeples Choice Awards and the winners are: RUSSIAN RAILROADS BORA BORA CONCORDIA Russian Railroads dominated the voting.  The race for the last two spots, however, was very tight and Nations … Continue reading

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