Category Archives: Essen 2012

Review – DrachenSchatten

DrachenSchatten: The Other, Other Essen Spiel ‘12 Filler Designer: Jochen Schwinghammer Publisher: Adlung-Spiele Ages: 8+ Players: 2-4 Time: 15-20 mins Reviewed by Luke Hedgren 2 Dudes at Essen Spiel ‘12 Hey dude, what’s happening? Nothing, just trying to figure out … Continue reading

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Ben McJunkin: Review of Archipelago

Archipelago Designer: Christopher Boelinger Publisher: Ludically Players: 1-5 | Ages: 12+ | Time: 30-180 mins This is the story of Archipelago: you begin with little, in an unknown land and with an uncertain future. Slowly your path takes shape. You … Continue reading

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Ben McJunkin: First Impressions – Dominare

Dominare Designer: Jim Pinto Publisher: AEG Players: 2-6 | Ages: 12+ | Time: 120 mins. Dominare is one of four games released by AEG at Essen last year as part of that publisher’s Tempest line. All four games are set … Continue reading

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Ben McJunkin: Review of CO2

CO2 Designer: Vital Lacerda Publisher: Geochix.it / Stronghold Players: 1-5 | Ages: 12+ | Time: 120 mins. CO2 is Vital Lacerda’s controversial new release from this year’s Spiel fair in Essen. The game is controversial not only because of its … Continue reading

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Liga: Essen First Impressions round 1

This are times of restless playing with huge piles of new games waiting to find their place on the tables. I got yesterday from my father in law a new table for my gaming room: an 120cmx120cm square table that … Continue reading

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More First impressions from the EGG Head on Essen ’12

Myrmes, the ant game. We played a 4 player game. A game of resource collecting and maximizing your moves.  I spent a good portion of the game figuring out all the different actions and how best to utilize resources and … Continue reading

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