Category Archives: Essen 2011

Essen Preview #28 – TieBreaker

TieBreaker Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Just last night, I finished a close game of Troyes with a score of 43 to 43 to 40.  After looking in the rulebook, we found no rule telling us how to decide … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #27 – Age of Steam: African Diamond Mines & Taiwan Cube Factories

Age of Steam Expansions – African Diamond Mines /Taiwan Cube Factories Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Like the other AoS expansions in the Bezier Games’ Essen pack, this is a double-sided board intended to work with either the Age … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #26 – Liga’s last minutes notes

Hi gamers, I take a break from my Interviews to be part of the usual pre-Essen hype. Here some last minutes notes for Essen. Nothing really enough to call it a real preview but something I really would like to … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #25: Vintage

Designer: Gil d’Orey Publisher: MESAboardgames Players: 2 to 4 Playing Time: 90 minutes Ages: 10+ Last year’s SPIEL fair at Essen brought us multiple games with winemaking theme: Vinhos, Grand Cru, and Toscana. This year’s show will welcome the latest … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #24 – To Pre-Order or To Not Pre-Order: An Essen Game Buyer’s Dilemma

As the countdown to the 2011 Spiel fair at Essen continues, the enthusiasts in our hobby community have created numerous lists of games they are tracking, spent many hours trying to glean nuggets of information about hundreds yet-to-be-released games from … Continue reading

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Essen Preview 22 – Interview with Nick Medinger, Funagain Games

OK – this is a slightly different interview – I thought it would be interesting to ask Nick Medinger a few questions about how he prepares for Essen.  If you don’t know Nick, he’s the “man on the ground” for … Continue reading

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