As the tumultuous 2020 came to a close, it’s time to put on a reflective hat and take a quick account of last year. It’s certainly not your usual year, but it’s also not all that bad. Here’s a round-up of Boardgamecafe.net in 2020. It was a challenging year but it was also one where we’ve many things to be grateful for.
Spiel15: What does a 6-mth-old do in Essen Spiel? You are just 6 months old. Never mind walk, you have yet to find your voice. So what do you do if your mom brought you to Essen Spiel, the largest board game convention in the world?
As we completed our 2nd Lacerda back-to-back Meetups last Sat starting with 2 tables of ON MARS, here’s a look back at ON MARS the board game while Vital was still tuning its prototype version back in 2018.
No good food in Essen? Of course there are. Plenty too. A rhetoric question no less. But now that we’ve started, let’s eat out. Pun intended. Hah.
An intersection of events reminded me of a gaming buddy who first taught me VINHOS years back. My first foray into the world of Lacerda.
Even Spiel is not spared. This October is not happening. See you next October! #staysafe
Wooden Wheels and 5th Player Map for BARRAGE. Are they worth the upgrade / add-on? Here’s what CK thinks from his first-look at Spiel19. A Happy 10 Birthday to Cranio and quick look at their 2020 line-ups. #spiel19
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
A new Kickstarter from Stonemaier this coming Oct 13. We’d a first look in Essen. Read on to find out about SCYTHE.
This year, the 5th instalment our signature event the BGC Boardgame Retreat is going to be held at a nice concept resort known as The Kabin. With a blend of the new crop of games from this year’s upcoming Essen Spiel and the wide selection available from the OTK Games Library, you can look forward to a weekend of awesome gaming! Winter is coming this Dec 19 & 20, so let’s retreat to the Kabin for 2-days of intense Euro Board Gaming. Don’t miss this…
ESSEN SPIEL 2014. Boardgamecafe.net’s 3rd iteration at the international boardgame convention saw us visiting familiar – yet new – grounds and meeting up with designers, gamers & friends; old & new. Here’s a drive-thru of the first morning of our Spiel 2014 adventure.
The afternoon of Day One saw us visiting the usual suspects of Days of Wonder, AbacusSpiele, Amigo Spiele, and Pearl Games. We also covered some of the high-buzz games of this Essen namely YUNNAN, MADEIRA, KEYFLOWER, RUSSIAN RAILROADS and BRUXELLES 1893. And there’s one physical football simulation game called KICKET!