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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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Nominees for 2013 Meeples Choice Awards

Well, we’ve completed the first stage of voting for the Meeples Choice Awards on the Spielfrieks User Group (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/spielfrieks/) and have come up with 27 excellent nominees for the award.  Now, everyone picks their three favorites of the group and the … Continue reading

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2013 Meeples Choice Awards Have Begun!

Just a reminder that the voting for the first round of the Meeples Choice Awards have begun on the Spielfrieks User Group (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/spielfrieks/).  Right now, we’ve got a list of 200 games.  Everyone gets to vote for their 10 favorites, … Continue reading

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Meeples Choice Awards Getting Started

Just a note that at the Spielfrieks user group, we’re beginning the Meeples Choice Award process. Every year, we select the three games that we think are the best from the previous calendar year and we’ll be doing it again for … Continue reading

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Larry Levy: My Gathering Impressions (Prototypes, Part 2)

This is my third, and final, article discussing some of the new games I played at the Gathering.  This time, I talk about the prototypes that I felt only so-so about…or worse. Alchemists (2 plays) - This CGE prototype was my most … Continue reading

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Larry Levy: My Gathering Impressions (Prototypes, Part 1)

In my last article, I gave you my thoughts on the published games I played at the Gathering; today, I’ll talk about some of the prototypes I checked out. All of these games have been placed with publishers and are scheduled … Continue reading

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Larry Levy: My Gathering Impressions (Published Games)

I spent nine days at the 2014 Gathering of Friends and as usual, I had a fabulous time.  Most of that was due to the great people and time spent catching up with old friends because, to be perfectly honest, … Continue reading

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Designer of the Year Awards: 1955-2013

As you know, I posted my annual Designer of the Year award article last week.  Because a couple of folks asked for the whole list as a Geeklist, I decided to work one up and I’ve just posted it on … Continue reading

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Larry Levy: 2013 Designer of the Year Award

My goodness, do you realize that this is my tenth Designer of the Year article?  That goes back to when I was writing for the Boardgame News website (the one that Rick Thornquist originated) and even a little earlier.  I … Continue reading

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