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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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Friday morning breakfast time

Gotta get off to a good start.  Most important (and prepaid) meal of the day. Lots of walking thus far. 9 to 10 miles each day. (about 6,000 –  7,500 nike fuel each day says my Fuelband)  I got a … Continue reading

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Thursday part 2

At the Asmodee press event Loony quest looks awesome. Lots of fun. Sadly, it will not be available for this show.  I am eagerly awaiting this one.  Hopefully Asmodee usa will do it!

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