Category Archives: Essen 2011

Essen Preview #21 Last minute games to consider!

Well, the time has almost come to leave for Europe… In fact, as you read this, I’m probably in the air already headed off for a week of fun and adventure on the Continent.  As usual, there is a flurry … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #20 – The New Era by Portal

[To continue the Ignacy Trzewiczek day – as Liga has just published his interview with Ignacy earlier this morning – let me talk a bit about the new game, The New Era, which will debut at SPIEL 2011!] My local … Continue reading

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Essen 2011 Coverage

Essen 2011 has come and gone, leaving over 700 new board games in its wake.  To help you sort through the tidal wave of new releases, we bring you 28 previews leading up to the fair along with 20 convention … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #19: My Essen High-Interest List

Last year, the number of games to grab my interest before Essen was unusually low.  I don’t know, maybe I was having trouble adjusting to the sharp increase of new titles, along with the huge number of brand new designers … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #18 Coming down the homestretch

OK, less than a week to go before I leave for Europe – but the deluge of game news is dying down right now… which is to be expected — it’s not like there should be a lot of breaking … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #17: 3 Previews — Age of Steam: Outer Space/Reversteam, Potion Making: Practice, Evolution: The Origin of Species

SPIEL keeps getting closer and closer!  I just looked at the calendar and realized that I’m leaving for Europe in just under a week!  My local group has been busy playing games and I have finally had a chance to … Continue reading

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