Category Archives: Essen 2011

Review of Step by Step: When You Can’t Can’t Stop

Designers: Bernhard Lach, Uwe Rapp Publisher: Schmidt Spiele Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Duration: 30 minutes Times Played: 4 I love dice games.  This surprises some people, who are aware that I’m not a big fan of games with high luck factors.  But … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Wrap Up Part 2 of 2

OK, back again to finish up my Essen coverage – part 1 of this was posted Monday.  As always, it was a great time, and a non-stop whirlwind of a trip.  I’m fighting through a booked schedule at work and … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Wrap Up Part 1 of 2

Well, I’ve been traveling home from Essen, and I’m looking forward to getting readjusted as best as I can to the time change.  It’s usually amazing to see how screwed up my sleep-wake schedule can get from only six or … Continue reading

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Postcard From Essen

By Jeffrey D. Allers After a brief 3-hour train ride Wednesday evening, I finally found myself in an Essen guest apartment, anxiously awaiting my first SPIEL fair. My housemates were fellow Berliner and game designer Günter Cornett (Hey, That’s My … Continue reading

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Essen Videos

The live streaming videos from Essen that BoardGameGeek has been doing so far are a great way to experience the convention remotely.  I’ve found them entertaining and a fun method for both learning about new releases and seeing the designers/publishers … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #29 – Mystery Games

Even with the in-depth research everyone is doing, there are always new nuggets. From the official list found here: Click to access NL2011_vs01xbz.pdf The submissions on this list were made two months ago, so perhaps the games mentioned below do … Continue reading

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