Category Archives: Essen 2017

Chris Wray: Quick Thoughts on 10 Essen Games

We’re a little over two weeks past Spiel ‘17, and I’ve played about 40 new titles.  So has my game group: every year, I invite everybody I regularly game with in Kansas and Missouri to a small get-together (called “Essen … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Recap Part 4

Dale Yu: Essen Recap Part 4   Well, we’re nearing the end of the road here for what happened – in this (possibly final) piece, I’ll just talk a bit about some of the more interesting things that I saw.  … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen 2017 Recap Part 3

Dale Yu: Essen 2017 Recap Part 3   Well, so far, in part 1 and part 2 of my recap, I’ve been going in chronological order.  From here on out, I’m abandoning this strategy.  Why? Well, to be honest, things … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Essen Recap Part 2

(So, I already wrote a short bit while on my phone on Wednesday – I am using that as the base for this longer recap as I now have a bit more time to fill in the details – so … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: Day 3

We are finally arrived at the Friday. Just after a single day of games we really want to try something good. Mauro di Marco (editor in chief of ILSA Magazine , the best Italian boardgame magazine, and, like me, committee member … Continue reading

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Essen Wrap-up (Chris Wray)

I’m still on my long trip back to mid-Missouri, but here’s my Essen wrap up.  I discuss (1) the semi-final BGG Geekbuzz list and the Fairplay list, (2) when various games will arrive in the United States, and (3) some … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen 2017 Recap Part 1

OK, well, I’m not sure how many posts there are going to be – you’ll find out as soon as I figure it out or run out of things to say.  As I’m now heading home, I’ll just start writing … Continue reading

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Fairplay. 1400 Saturday 

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Essen Day 2: What is hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

For me, Friday at Essen means more time playing games and less time shopping.  This posts covers several topics: (1) what’s hot, (2) the International Gamers Award ceremony, and (3) what I played.

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2nd and Final Day (James Nathan)

My main sentiment is still wow with a long ellipsis. Sorry to be so repetitive and for the paucity of detailed emotions. Yesterday was crowded, but today less so. From pictures of past years, it always seemed that demos were … Continue reading

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