Category Archives: Essen 2013

Dale Yu: Review of Bruxelles 1893 (Pearl Games / ZMan)

Bruxelles 1893 Designer: Etienne Espreman Publisher: Pearl Games / Z-Man Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 90-120 mins Main Mechanic: worker placement, auction, majority control, modular board (This game had been covered in an Essen Preview earlier, but it is being … Continue reading

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Essen Second Impressions

I initially reported on my Essen first impressions a couple weeks ago and I’m back to update those with my Essen second impressions.  This is based on the new games I tried while at BGG.CON as well as the games … Continue reading

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3000 Words Worth of Essen First Impressions

OK, having written a full Essen article without once mentioning a game, I suppose the time has come to write about the games. Back in 1995, Mike Siggins wrote: “What is certain is that on the evidence of Essen, the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions from Essen #5 – Card Games Part 1 – Funf Gurken and UGO!

First Impressions from Essen We’ve decided that we’re going to hold off on writing our group reviews until around Thanksgiving – in order to give as many of our writers a chance to play the games at the fall conventions … Continue reading

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Mark Jackson: Essen First Impressions – Vlaada! – Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends & Galaxy Trucker: The Latest Models

Once again, I’m following in Dale’s footsteps here – and he has a long blurb on the start of his posts that explains his logic (which is sound) and intentions (which are good). We’ll just skip that & get to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen First Impressions #4 – Tile Laying Games – Citrus, Sanssouci

First Impressions from Essen We’ve decided that we’re going to hold off on writing our group reviews until around Thanksgiving – in order to give as many of our writers a chance to play the games at the fall conventions … Continue reading

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