Author Archives: Melissa

About Melissa

Melissa lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she plays games with her husband Fraser and their two adult daughters. She works as a lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction and researches tabletop games. Find out more about her research at

Melissa Rogerson: Review of The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood Designer & Artist: Michael MenzelPublisher: KosmosPlayers 1-4Age: 10+Time: about an hour per chapter On the recommendation of friends, I added The Adventures of Robin Hood to my “interested” list and fortunately my husband Fraser was … Continue reading

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Australians on the loose: Essen Day 0

We’re back in Essen this year after an 8 year absence. It’s not the whole family, as our older daughter stayed home to finish her first year of University and take her exams. That was probably a wise decision, but … Continue reading

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Essen by proxy – Sunday (Melissa Rogerson)

I was late for the feed because I was busy baking communist gingerbread with the Bigster. In a moment of gaming continuity, I realised that I blogged about baking gingerbread with her sister just over ten years ago, at Gone … Continue reading

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Essen by Proxy: News from the Livestream (Saturday, part 2) (Melissa Rogerson)

More stream of consciousness from the livestream.

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Essen by Proxy: News from the Livestream (Saturday, part 1) (Melissa Rogerson)

Scattered notes today, as games are demoed. I’m not sure what the timeframe is, but these video demos WILL be posted to Boardgamegeek so if a game sounds interesting please go and look it up.

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Essen by Proxy: Wednesday to Friday (Melissa Rogerson)

Another October, another Essen … Thank goodness that Boardgamegeek is once again streaming game demos direct from the fair to keep all of us addicts feeling connected! It’s great to see the same people (and the same jokes about FLAGGO!) … Continue reading

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