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.
Picking my Top 6 Publishers was no easy task at all. There are so many great ones out there, that make sure we are never bored. While most of them pretty small, they all add something special to the world of board-gaming. Spending time playing and buying board games you start to become aware of the different publishers and what they do differently from each other.
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.
Today I’d like to introduce you to a small card drafting game called Tides of Time for two players. It’s a small 18 card game from Portal Games and designed by Kristian Curla. It’s the next step up from Love … Continued
Essen SPIEL ’15 is over now. 4 days of glorious madness has ended. So many games have been played and so many games have been bought. It has been a wonderful ride, but now the only thing that remains is to find … Continued
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