Category Archives: Essen 2012

Review – DrachenSchatten

DrachenSchatten: The Other, Other Essen Spiel ‘12 Filler Designer: Jochen Schwinghammer Publisher: Adlung-Spiele Ages: 8+ Players: 2-4 Time: 15-20 mins Reviewed by Luke Hedgren 2 Dudes at Essen Spiel ‘12 Hey dude, what’s happening? Nothing, just trying to figure out … Continue reading

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Ben McJunkin: Review of Archipelago

Archipelago Designer: Christopher Boelinger Publisher: Ludically Players: 1-5 | Ages: 12+ | Time: 30-180 mins This is the story of Archipelago: you begin with little, in an unknown land and with an uncertain future. Slowly your path takes shape. You … Continue reading

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Ben McJunkin: First Impressions – Dominare

Dominare Designer: Jim Pinto Publisher: AEG Players: 2-6 | Ages: 12+ | Time: 120 mins. Dominare is one of four games released by AEG at Essen last year as part of that publisher’s Tempest line. All four games are set … Continue reading

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Ben McJunkin: Review of CO2

CO2 Designer: Vital Lacerda Publisher: Geochix.it / Stronghold Players: 1-5 | Ages: 12+ | Time: 120 mins. CO2 is Vital Lacerda’s controversial new release from this year’s Spiel fair in Essen. The game is controversial not only because of its … Continue reading

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Liga: Essen First Impressions round 1

This are times of restless playing with huge piles of new games waiting to find their place on the tables. I got yesterday from my father in law a new table for my gaming room: an 120cmx120cm square table that … Continue reading

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More First impressions from the EGG Head on Essen ’12

Myrmes, the ant game. We played a 4 player game. A game of resource collecting and maximizing your moves.  I spent a good portion of the game figuring out all the different actions and how best to utilize resources and … Continue reading

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EGG Head’s Essen ’12 First Impressions

Didn’t have much time to play games while in Essen so am trying to catch up this week! P.I. Martin Wallace meets Mastermind. Kind of film noir art design. Nice little deduction game. If you like quick deduction games where … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Back home from Essen

Well, been home for 48 hours, and still reeling from the travel and jet-lag (and double time at work to make up for missing last week).  Will plan to write up more soon – possibly as early as tonight…  I’m … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: Top 10

Here we are with our last report of the Father in the Messe series. We really hope you liked mine and Caterina report of this convention. If you are a father gamer I really suggest you to think about attending … Continue reading

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Quest for the Treasure of Essen Spiel

Greetings! I am the all powerful wizard, Lorna, here to detail my account of our party’s quest for the treasure of Essen Spiel. Our adventure began with the arrival of all party members: our leader, the sorcerer, Mad Ted, his … Continue reading

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