Category Archives: Essen 2020

Dale Yu: Review of Ohanami

Ohanami Designer: Steffen Benndorf Publisher: Pandasaurus Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 20 mins Times played: >6 total, 2 with review copy provided by Pandasaurus Ohanami was a game that I was introduced to years ago.  Let’s say that I have … Continue reading

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Mark’s Bundle of 2020 Essen Game Thoughts

Unless otherwise noted, these are FIRST impressions… I only had the opportunity to play each game one time with a physical copy and three of my mask-wearing Opinionated Gamer friends. I’ve left out the older (read: non-2020) games we played … Continue reading

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Simon Weinberg’s Final Day (and final thoughts) on SPIEL.digital

Today seemed quieter than the previous days with less games to find and play. But it was an opportunity to oook at games that I didn’t have on my list and I was pleased I did so. Flotter Otter – … Continue reading

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Simmy Peerutin’s Final Days at SPIEL.digital – Report from South Africa

DAY 3   For me, it ended with a whimper, not a bang. At about 9.50pm local time (I’m in South Africa) I found myself visiting various gaming tables to find I was the only person there and typing into … Continue reading

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Simon Weinberg – report for SPIEL.digital, Day 3

Here are my impressions for today.   Farm Shop – This probably would have flown under most people’s radar if it hadn’t been for the Author – Rudiger Dorn, who is sometimes erratic but always worth checking out. In this … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: New York Zoo in 36 hours (First Impressions, Unboxing, etc)

New York Zoo Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Publisher: Capstone Games/Feuerland Players: 1-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-60 minutes Played on review copy provided by Capstone Games   So, SPIEL week is always an exciting time – so many new games to see … Continue reading

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