Well I’ve had a few emails asking me what else is being played. I think many people here would agree that there isn’t that much new going on. At least, not a lot new from Nurnberg.
Santa Cruz from Hans im Gluck is here, and it’s been played a lot. Also, there is currently a 1st & Goal tournament going on right now (R&R games). Other new(ish) games here:
- Waka Waka
- Bohnanza wurfelspiel
- Tanzen Wanzen
- Keltis Wurfelspiel
- Zooloretto Wurfelspiel
There are also about 100 new prototypes here – some from game companies planning on a upcoming release (mostly Essen ’12) as well as many games which are being shopped around with all the game companies here. Of course, the general rule here is: Don’t say anything about prototypes or show pictures unless you have permission. So, I won’t be the first guy to write about the Gathering and not be able to talk a lot about the games that I’m playing this week!
But there’s definitely a bunch of old stuff being played right now too. While my game of Aquileia is going on, I quickly walked around and snapped a few pictures of the tables closest to me.
Last Will (starring Sharon Madden)
Merchant of Venus
Edo – with OG’er Jennifer Geske
Waka Waka (aka Fozzie Bear’s favorite game)
Burgunder Burgend von Burgundy
My game of Aquileia
OG’er Erik Arneson losing at the 1st & Goal tournament.
Marty Hoff (surprisingly not at the Casino) playing Ora et Labora
3 or 4 guys named Simon playing Belfort. And Mario P who is apparently a big supporter of Borussia Dortmund
The most beautiful table at the Gathering. Oh, and they’re playing Hawaii
Kris Gould’s new prototype… Well, what I was allowed to show you of it. (Remember that a lot of them have to stay secret!)
Mage Knight (I think they’ve been here since about breakfast)
The lunch game.
Not pictured: Lords of Waterdeep – which has received a lot of play this week, but isn’t in play right now.
Well, that’s what’s going on now. More later hopefully.
Until your next appointment
the Gaming Doctor