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.

Potion Explosion is the Italian Game of the Year

On Sunday 17th September the jury of the Gioco dell’Anno (Game of the Year) chose Potions Explosions as game of the year 2016. The game was devised by Stefano Castelli, Andrea Crespi and Lorenzo Silva and published by Horrible Games. … Continue reading

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Italian Game of the Year (Gioco dell’Anno): nominations

After months of careful judgments, the Italian Game of the Year (Gioco dell’Anno) committee, officiated by Roberto Genovese with Beatrice Parisi, Fabrizio Paoli (coordinator), Luca Bonora, Riccardo Busetto, Massimiliano Calimera, Fabio Cambiaghi, Paolo Cupola and Caterina Ligabue, nominated this 5 … Continue reading

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Kepler-3042: a quick preview

I was lucky enough to have the possibility to play Kepler-3042 before the end of the kickstarter campagin and I want to share with you my first impression. It was a 4-player game. In the game you have to try … Continue reading

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The Art of Design: interviews to game designers #26 – Jason Matthews

It is a long time since my last interview. More than 2 years ago I got my last interview with Paolo Mori. It is also a long time I’m not writing reviews, most due to Play – The Games Festival, … Continue reading

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First Impression: Sword & Sorcery

Designer: Simone Romano & Nunzio Surace Publisher: Ares Games Players: 1 – 5 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 60 – 90 Minutes Times Played: a demo game in Essen Evil is on the move again. After centuries of bloodshed and … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2015: lowering the curtain

Another year has passed and we are going home. Caterina point me out that this was here 5th or 6th Essen’s edition … something not all seasoned gamers can be proud of. Of course I miss my travels into Haba … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2015: Day 3 part 2

After that we gone to our appointment at Giochi Uniti’s booth to try Rhein River Trade, a game from Zhanguo’s designers, announced years ago and close to be released. If you remember I told you to avoid sessions with the … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2015: Day 3

Part 1 It is a sort of tradition of our Essen blog start one of the reports with Caterina sleeping. Who am I to ruin a so nice habit and so, here we are! Me and Caterina are versatile players … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2015: Day 2

We met the Spiele des Jahres itself! It was so thrilling! Anything else is nothing compared to that! We just played good game, met friends, bought something, attended the International Gamers Awards ceremony but everything fade in front of a … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2015: Day 1

Here we are! Essen Messe day 1. Thousands gamers gathering in the north of Germany, despite the bad weather and the terrible food. Thousands of gamers crushing their pigs full of money to buy almost everything publishers and designers are … Continue reading

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