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von webmaster am 24.01.2014 (1.434 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Helmut Ohley and Leonhard Orgler are well known names to the connoisseurs of railroad games: so is “Russian Railroads” just a new offspring of the 18xx series? No, even though we are building railroad lines, upgrading tracks and buy better engines: this is a pedigree worker placement game of the more complex kind. Each player […]

von webmaster am 28.11.2013 (3.156 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Of course „Yunnan“ had to receive our „Game of the Month“ award, eventually. After all, it had to pass our quality gates already several times during its years of development. And even without our partiality the game’s values are all too obvious: few but very well interleaved game elements, straight and predictable gameplay without being […]

von webmaster am 4.10.2013 (3.356 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Few know that New York nearly became Dutch and that the cigarette name Stuyvesant does not come from nowhere. In the game we trade (historically correct) in furs, build up fields and try to control the growing city politically. All this plays in a logical and fluid manner, is balanced, only mildly competitive and offers […]

von Aaron am 1.10.2013 (16.096 mal gelesen, 2 Kommentare)

Many of you might have seen the Spiel 2013 Preview W. Eric Martin maintains on Boardgamegeek. This is actually sorted by publisher names. Now, for obvious reasons (Yunnan, cough, cough) I was interested in a list sorted by the number of “thumbs up” the games received as this could be an indication of the interest […]

von webmaster am 22.07.2013 (775 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

This year’s Feld round-up displays a bonanza of victory point generators similar to what we have seen in former years. While “BrĂĽgge” is no exception, it is lighter than many of Feld’s former creations. A lucky draw of just the right (or wrong) card combined this a relatively short playing time adds good replay value. […]

von Aaron am 9.04.2013 (620 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

The German Fachgruppe Spiel e.V. refuses to acknowledge game designers the status as originators and to continue the discussions about contract matters with the SAZ as the game designers’ representation. Please support the game designers by signing this petition:

von Aaron am 17.02.2013 (577 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

This is the first game containing a surprise bag. This alone makes it a candidate for our “Game of the Month” title. But there is more to this game: buying stone from the ingenious dial, using these to erect buildings and scoring these for money to buy more stone and victory points. And at the […]

von Aaron am 26.01.2013 (635 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Just in time for the apocalypse Czech Games Edition last year release their new game about the Mayan calendar „Tzolk’in”. What first looked as a clever marketing ploy because of its theme and the central time-wheels immediately demonstrated its potential as a strategic gamers’ game. Several, not really innovative but proven game mechanics have been […]

von webmaster am 21.12.2012 (1.414 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Dwight Sullivan is one of us: a hobby gamer who has worked intensively on a game design without ever believing it would be published (read about it here: The he entered the Hippodice game design contest and was noticed by up-and-coming boardgame publisher “Pegasus”-Games, and now it’s finished, his first published game! And it’s […]

von Moritz am 20.11.2012 (674 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

„Discovery“-Games have always been one of the holy grails of game design – how can one design such a game without putting through much stress on luck (when one doesn’t turn over the „right“ discovery tiles)? The new game by Marcel-AndrĂ© Casasola Merkle tries an interesting path here by making the victory conditions variable through […]