Tag Archives: Essen 2018

Essen ’18 Days Three & Four: What’s was hot, and thoughts on the year in gaming… (Chris Wray)

Essen 2018 is now complete!  I’m taking a brief break from packing to write this blog post.  Many of the Opinionated Gamers left today (Sunday), but I don’t fly out until Monday morning.   Below I talk about what was hot … Continue reading

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Essen ’18 Day Two: What’s hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

For me, Friday at Essen means more time chatting and playing games and less time shopping.  This post includes overall convention thoughts so far, plus an analysis of what’s hot, and mini-reviews of several games I’ve been playing. The Convention … Continue reading

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Essen ’18 Day One: What was hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

As with my past coverage, I’ll be posting each day about (1) what’s hot, (2) what I played, and (3) general thoughts on the convention.  I haven’t had the chance to play many games so far: I typically spend the … Continue reading

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Gunkimono (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Jeffrey D. Allers Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: > 4 (with additional plays on Heartland) Gunkimono is a tile placement game in which players take on the … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Essen 2018 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2018 is a little more than two weeks away, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’18 Preview on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The … Continue reading

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Ultimate Werewolf Legacy (Game Review by Chris Wray) (Spoiler Free)

Designers: Ted Alspach, Rob Daviau Artist: Stephanie Gustafsson Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 9 – 16 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 60 Minutes Per Game, Each Chapter is 3 Games, There Are 5 Chapters Times Played: > 10 (With Several Additional … Continue reading

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