Category Archives: Essen 2013

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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Dale Yu: Essen First Impressions #3 – Dice Games Part 3 – Quantum, Trains & Stations

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 – The Russians Are Coming! – World of Tanks: Rush & Desktopia

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 the game … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen First Impressions #2 – Dice Games Part 2 – Ka-Boom! and Blueprints

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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Dale Yu – Essen First Impressions #1: Dice Games Part 1 – Galapagos, Machi Koro

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 (Great Lakes Games, Sasquatch, … Continue reading

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Tom Rosen: Essen First Impressions

Every October the Essen game fair dumps hundreds of new games on us and every year there are good, mediocre, and poor games scattered throughout the new releases.  Some folks subscribe to the notion that there are particularly good or … Continue reading

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A Different View of Internationale Spieltage in Essen

This year, I attended Spiel for the first time.  I’ve known about the event for a long time; I remember reading the “instant” reports on the event on The Game Cabinet back in the mid-nineties.  But first my children were … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Rest of Essen Ship has come it

The box containing the rest of the Essen haul has finally made it. Thank God for the USPS. Funkenschlag boards Mission: Combat Tokaido: Crossroads OSS Last Will expansion Geister, Geister Schatzsuchmeister Kronen fur den Konig Sanssouci Tzolkin expansion Lost Legacy … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Report – the Games at the show – Part 1

As I mentioned earlier, there were a lot of games at this year’s show – according to the organizers, over 800 new games on offer this year.  From my perspective, there were a lot of very good games – so … Continue reading

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