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Dale Yu: Essen 2014 – Final Thoughts from the Fair

    Well, I think it’s time to wrap up the coverage from the fair itself… almost 20 posts from me and 5 or 6 from Liga… Now it’s time to play the games! Essen can be both exhilarating and … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Essen 2014 – News from my meetings

As the weekend progresses, I try to set up a number of meetings to sit down with some old friends – both to get a chance to look at the new games in quieter setting as well as to try … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Essen 2014 – Themes from the show

    Well, through the years, I’ve realized that it gets harder and harder to remember everything that you did/saw/ate at the show. It really just can be a blur – sensory overload, if you will. If you’re ever in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen 2014 By the Numbers

  Well, I managed to survive another trip to Essen. It was a great trip, as usual – and I was glad to have had a chance to travel to Europe, spend some time with my brother, friends from home … Continue reading

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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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Dale Yu – Essen 2014 – What’s in my bags (I think)

  OK, so my record keeping system kind of failed me this year, and as I’m recounting the week on the flight back, I realize that I don’t necessarily know everything that I picked up. But, based on my memory … 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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Saturday morning part 2

Looking forward to 2015. Hopefully coming from 2f next year.  I have seen it at the gathering. Friedemann reminded me at breakfast that I can talk about it in April

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FRIDAY morning

Brian got his own energy drink this year! Here is the initial Fairplay list.  No numerical ratings yet (not enough votes) By 1030, there are numbers Beasty bar at the top for now Had a nice meeting at Kosmos. Their … Continue reading

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