Author Archives: Andrea "Liga" Ligabue

About Andrea "Liga" Ligabue

Andrea "Liga" Ligabue is a game expert contributing to many games related international projects including Gamers Alliance Report, WIN, ILSA Magazine and Boardgamenews. Member of the International Gamers Awards Committee is coordinator of PLAY: The Games Festival and founder of the project Ludoteca Ideale.

Father in the Messe: The Day After

Back to Modena and back to normality. Yesterday evening I finally got a real Italian dinner and this morning a normal breakfast and I must admit I feel really better. Bringing Caterina at school we talked about our top 5 … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: day 4 trying to miss the fly

We are taking time playing Small World 2 on tablet and preparing Caterina’s German oral test at the airport but it was not an easy task being able to get here. We survived, in ascending order of difficulty/dangeourness a real … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: day 3

Essen Messe is a really engaging experience with something close to 10 hours/day of gaming: english rules, raining cubes, endless roads of crowled booths. And then out for a dinner and games again in the hotel room. So, in the … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: day 2

It is late and I’m quite tired after a long day of games and friends, potatoes and wooden cubes, cards and maps and hours of walking along the halls. I’m quite sure we were able to see no more than … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: Day 1

Today we play! No excuses, no regrets. We will take no prisoners! We were at the Messe enough time before the opening to be able to let our jackets in the press-room wardrobe. As usual all the lockers were already … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: Day 0

Today is “the day”, when left behind ordinary customs and traditions me and Caterina convert in real “gaming machine” ready to play everything will be served on our tables. Of course we have likings and prejudices, expectations and wishes but … Continue reading

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Italians goes Essen: part 2

Me and Caterina are ready to start our Father in the Messe report. Wednesday we will fly to Koln and than take train to Essen. I think we play some games also during the trip: Small World or Kingsburg on … Continue reading

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Italians goes Essen: part 1

Some years ago I was used to make a collection of Italian releases in Essen: was not so much time ago but it looks like it was another life. Once upon a time almost all Italian designers were publishing for … Continue reading

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Liga: Dungeon Bazar preview with some designer notes

Designer: Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini e Paolo Cecchetto Publisher: Cranio Creations Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 50 minutes (preview from the rules and play-test on an updated version of the game) I’m really curious about Tzolk’in theme new design so … Continue reading

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Italian Games of the Year announced

And the winner is … Just a little break in the endless rush of Essen preview/review to announce the best Italian award … Two years ago Italian publishers and Lucca Comics & Games staff had a meeting concerning the evolution … Continue reading

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