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.

Game Design: gioco e giocare tra teoria e progetto

Dear Gamers I’m proud to announce one of the novelty presented during the last edition of PLAY: The Games Festival. It is a book about Game Design I have contributed to realize inserting quotes from our The Art of Design: … Continue reading

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The Art of Design: interviews to game designers #25 – Paolo Mori

Here I’m again after a long stop. Organizing PLAY: The Games Festival becomes years after years more time demanding and dry up all my free time. I hope to be able to start post again with regularity on Opinionated Gamers. … Continue reading

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The Art of Design: Interviews to game designers #24 – Jeffrey D. Allers

Dear gamers, after a long silence here again with some new interviews to game designers. In the meanwhile I have to say that I used some pieces of my past interviews as important designers notes on an upcoming book about … Continue reading

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Liga: Review of Steam Park (Cranio Creations)

Steam Park Designer: Aureliano Buonfino, Lorenzo Silva, Lorenzo Tucci Sorrentino Publisher: Cranio Creations Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Duration: 45-60 minutes review by Andrea “Liga” Ligabue thanks to a review copy from the publisher What happen if you take a nice … Continue reading

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Father in The messe: our top 5

Dear gamers, this was the last report by me and Caterina from Essen. Tomorrow mornig we will leave for Modena. I hope to see some of you in Italy in April at PLAY: the games festival or next year here … Continue reading

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Father in The Messe: day 2

If you plan to travel with a 12 years daughter there are things you have to know: the first one is that most of the Essen booth usually passing under your radar probably have one ore more interesting things for … Continue reading

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Father in the messe:day 1

The long day for a father start early in the morning trying to convince Caterina that is much more better to be in the Halls at 9 instaed of having a relaxed breakfast and a holiday-like wake up. I’m been … Continue reading

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Father in the messe: day 0

Me and Caterina arrived in Essen and I discovered she has put in her laguage our Italian copy of Innovation. So today we played three Innovation games, once in the airport and twice at the Jung hotel. In the train … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: just ready to start

Hi all a quick note just to say me and Caterina are ready again for our “Father in the Messe” adventure. One suitcase with dresses (few for me, much more for Caterina) and an empty one for games. You will … Continue reading

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Liga Essen Preview: Florenza the Card Games

Florenza: The Card Game Designer: Stefano Groppi Publisher: Placentia Game Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Duration: 60 minutes Review by Andrea “Liga” Ligabue with 5 games played with a review copy from the publisher [ypu can find Placentia Games in Essen … Continue reading

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