Author Archives: Ted Alspach

Boardgamers’ trip to Essen Spiel (and more) this fall!

Have you often wondered what it would be like to attend Essen Spiel, seeing all the new games when they first make their public debuts, playing them first, and then bringing back a suitcase (or two) filled with the latest … Continue reading

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Exhibitor Prep for Essen Spiel 2013

I’m a game designer and a publisher who has attended Essen Spiel as an exhibitor for the past 7 years. As a result, a good deal of my world revolves around Essen. I start planning for Essen more than a … Continue reading

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Two Rooms and a Boom review

I like social deduction games. When a new one comes out, I’m always eager to try it out and see what new twist the designer(s) have added to the genre. Two Rooms and a Boom from Tuesday Knight Games, designed … Continue reading

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Board 2 Pieces December 27, 2012: Board 2 Pieces is on a “break”

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Board 2 Pieces December 20, 2012: The Gamification of B2P

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Board 2 Pieces December 18, 2012: The Gamification of Games

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Board 2 Pieces December 13, 2012: The Origin of Rondo

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Board 2 Pieces December 11, 2012: The Greenization of Games

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Board 2 Pieces December 6, 2012: Nieuw Amsterdam: In Depth Part 5: Ted Alspach’s Scathing Review

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Ted Alspach: Review of Nieuw Amsterdam

I clearly wasn’t paying attention in history class (no big surprise there), because when I heard the title of Jeff Aller’s new game, I had absolutely no idea that it was about Manhattan. But it appears that was the name … Continue reading

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