The board game highlight of my year is without a doubt SPIEL. It always takes place in October, in Essen Germany. This year was my 4th time there, and I was just as excited (if not even more) than first 3 times I went there. So sit back and let me tell you how SPIEL ‘17 was for me.
Ignacy Trzewiczek is the cookie loving mastermind behind Portal Games. He has designed several great games, including one of my favourites: Imperial Settlers. He’s a guy full of energy (probably because of all the cookies he eats) and he’s very active on social media. So let’s learn a bit more about him shall we.
Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot might have the most descriptive title ever. It tells you exactly what the games is about. First you Rattle some dice and throw them in the box. Then you resolve a naval pirate Battle based on these dice. Finally you Grab the Loot. So is this game just as great as it is silly and fun? Read on to find out.
Imperial Settlers has been one of my favorite games for a long time and Imperial Settlers: Atlanteans just makes a great game even better. Adding a new faction, new marvelous technology tokens and even extra cards for the other four factions. It’s a little box packed full of so many interesting things.
Cute is not often a word used to describe board games. But in this case it’s the perfect word for the look and feel of Imperial Settlers. But behind the cute facade lies a monster of a great game, no … Continued
Imperial Settlers is an absolutely fabulous game, combining cute art with deep strategical gameplay. It even included four factions to play. But now it gets even better. Imperial Settlers: Atlanteans introduces a fifth faction to the game, the Atlanteans, that will play … Continued
Games should be fun… And this certainly looks like a lot of fun, and innovative on top of that, using the box lid to roll dice (lots of nice custom dice) in. And who doesn’t love a good pirate game? … Continued