Author Archives: Andrea "Liga" Ligabue

About Andrea "Liga" Ligabue

Andrea "Liga" Ligabue is a game expert contributing to many games related international projects including Gamers Alliance Report, WIN, ILSA Magazine and Boardgamenews. Member of the International Gamers Awards Committee is coordinator of Play - The Games Festival and founder of the project Ludoteca Ideale.

Father in the Messe 2019 – Day4 – back home

Sunday morning, rain is falling Steal some covers, share some skin Clouds are shrouding us in moments unforgettable You twist to fit the mold that I am in It’s raining and we are on our way back home. A Starbucks … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2019 – Day 3

Listen to the ground There is movement all around There is something goin’ down And I can feel it Yes, there is a lot of movement in the halls today: it’s Saturday. We start getting tired: on Thursday the kids … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2019 – Day 2

It’s Friday. I don’t care if Monday’s blue Tuesday’s gray and Wednesday too Thursday I don’t care about you It’s Friday I’m in love Yes. I’m love with Essen Spiele. Reading the Geekbuzz I’m looking forward a full day of … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2019 – Day 1

We are bere again in the Messe all three of us: Caterina, Francesco and I. This time reaching Essen was without any real problems. We had to change the hotel since Jung was closed this year but Ruhr Hotel is … Continue reading

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Game Science Winter School

The GAME Science Research Center and Lucca Crea S.r.L.are proud to introduce the first GAME Science Winter School (GAMES WIS) a residential workshop dedicated to game science (game design, game studies, game theory) within the frame of Lucca Comics & … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2018: Day 2+

This year was the 8th in a row I’m attending Essen in the role of Father (actually my main role/position all along the year. I’m a father as first job, a car driver as second job – bringing kids here … Continue reading

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Play – The Games Festival

From 6th to 8th of April, in Modena, will took place the 10th edition of Play – The Games Festival, Italian greatest event with hundreds of games events and all the Italian games publishers attending it. 4 booth, more than … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: Day 3

We are finally arrived at the Friday. Just after a single day of games we really want to try something good. Mauro di Marco (editor in chief of ILSA Magazine , the best Italian boardgame magazine, and, like me, committee member … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: day 1

Every year is really amazing to be back in Spiele. Entering the main hall me and the kids were stunned by the colors and the sounds. Thousands of games just waiting to be played with a crew of devoted demonstrators … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: Day 0

We are here again, a Father in the Messe, with two kids. Every year they grow better and I become older. As usual the trip from Modena is something special: car, plain, train and metro! We start to have problem … Continue reading

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