In a year where CK noticed a large influx of manufacturers presence in Essen Spiel, we give you a quick rundown of some of the manufacturers who were there at last year’s edition of Spiel. #spiel19
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With the new AGE OF STEAM Deluxe Edition now readily available and a batch of new maps from AV Studio, it’s time for OTK to revisit one of our top faves. Find out what we thought of the PANAMA, SWITZERLAND and VIETNAM expansion maps.
Malaysia’s very own Boardgame Designers community ended last year with a bang, hosting a 2-day showcase event for locally designed boardgames in their GammaWave Weekend held at RexKL. Here’s a recap from our visit on Day One.
A larger Spiel. More of everything and a newly renovated Messe Hall. And Rachel’s first Spiel ticket.
To many, the Orient Express is a once-a-lifetime adventure given how prohibitive a ticket is. Likewise the 18OE Orient Express (one of the many 18xx titles we at OTK enjoy) could be a once-a-lifetime experience given how prohibitively long the playtime is (12hrs min?). Anyway we decided to give this game a spin on a mid-week public holiday. Read on to get a good overview of how this game plays out, and where next for the Orient Express?
Were you excited when Restoration Games announced the reprint of a very old classic Wolfgang Kramer game Top Race (ala Formel 1)? Maybe you haven’t even heard of it. But Formula One and other racing games always have a special appeal. Reimplemented in 2017 as DOWNFORCE, come drive with us and find out more about this new classic.
An accidental stumble into a video posted by Wilhelmsen to their Facebook page about the port of BREMERHAVEN prompted me to revisit this 2013 classic.
As I write this, one monster kickstarter has ended (CTHULHU WARS) while another (18OE) is just 64 hours to go before closing. None of them are going to topped this April’s massive 2.2 million secured by ZOMBICIDE 2 yet both of these are much larger either in game components / expansions and gameplay. Read on to find out BGC’s journey with Kickstarter games since 2010.
Twilight Struggle Digital Since we like to encourage more board face-to-face interactions, we normally do not highlight or write much about digital version of boardgames (be it iPad or online). However recently GMT has announced it’s digital Windows PC (only) edition of it’s hugely popular game (and currently […]
ESSEN SPIEL 2012. The boardgame exhibition that pauses every gamer’s October calendar. Boardgamecafe.net was there for our first time this year. Find out what did we do on the Day Before the event as we arrived in Essen via Berlin.
A shorter list than the previous “A” list, the popular games in this list have to be Bang, Battlestar Galactica, Bohnanza and my personal fave of the list BRASS. For those with poor memory, you might want to take a look at Busen Memo. Hehe.
The 2nd part of the “A” list of boardgames included top games such as Automobile, Antiquity, Advanced Squad Leader and Axis & Allies. Read more and find out which of these games are my fave? 😛