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 still not entirely sure what the full list of games is this year because I seem to have mis-placed one of my shipping manifests.  But, to whet your appetite, here’s a picture of the games and game boxes that I have at home…  I think I have un-nested all the boxes, but I’m not 100% sure. I’ll have to recheck everything when I get home from work.

(I say games and game boxes because there are a bunch of games that will be incomplete until the box contents arrive in the box being shipped from Essen!)

I’ll try to get more written tonight or tomorrow… I had planned to do it last night, but I kind of fell asleep on the couch after dinner. Stupid jet lag!

Until your next appointment,

The Gaming Doctor


About Dale Yu

Dale Yu is the Editor of the Opinionated Gamers. He can occasionally be found working as a volunteer administrator for BoardGameGeek, and he previously wrote for BoardGame News.
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7 Responses to Dale Yu: Back home from Essen

  1. Now THAT is a haul! So did you nest boxes inside of one another and then pack components as possible? Gotta be a strange sort of artform to pull that off!

  2. Dale Yu says:

    And if you think I brought home a lot- look at Ted’s haul: http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic1453569_lg.jpg

  3. Ben (chally) says:

    That is a beautiful shot, Dale. More than anything, I am jealous of the ability of Spiel attendees to acquire English-language versions of games long before their US releases (I STILL can’t buy an English copy of Pictomania). And, although I usually just import the games I want right away, my “Die Paläste von Carrara” will always feel inferior to your “The Palaces of Carrara.” ;-)

    • Dale Yu says:

      Ben, your Die Paläste von Carrara is just as special as my Palaces of Carrara! :) I have had a philosophical change in the past few years… I used to try to avoid getting games that I would later be able to get domestically, but the delays of games I really really wanted has changed that. I now see the chance to get games a few weeks/months early as one of the benefits of making the trip to Essen. I will try to write up a bit more later tonight and make a better list of the games.

      And as nice as my haul is, it’s only about 60% what Ted’s is (see link above)

  4. Roy says:

    Where did you find a copy of Enigma? I kept looking through Spiel for it and never was able to find a copy. It sounded like a great game.

  5. Dale Yu says:

    Roy, it wasn’t really at Essen… I had talked with Touko (the designer) earlier this fall, and he hand carried one copy for me. Thus far, there is no English distribution, but I am fairly sure that Touko had a number of meetings trying to set such a deal up – with the fairly beat up copy that I’ve now managed to inherit. And, I’m not complaining about the condition – I’m just happy to have a copy!


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