As Malaysia celebrates her 63rd Merdeka (Independence) Day today, there would be boardgame meetup sessions organized thru-out the country. But have you ever wondered what type of boardgames were played some 14 years back on Merdeka Day? Let this BLAST FROM THE PAST post take you down memory lanes.
ESSEN SPIEL 2013. Boardgamecafe.net’s back to Essen for this 4-day SPIEL and this report covered the morning session of Day One where we checked out games like Patchistory, Caverna, Origin, Expedition NorthWest Passage, Concept, Coal Baron before we paused for our lunch break.
BGN Session Report 13 July 2011 Games played: 1. Cargo Noir 2. The Speicherstadt 3. Sneak & Snitches 4. The Resistance 5. Power Grid 6. Parade 7. Ascension ___________________________________________________ Traffickers, Thieves, Spies and Power Mongers. Strange night – with themes revolving around various shady occupations. 🙂 This week […]
This week we return to arguably the first boardgame café in Msia – MAGE CAFE in Damansara Jaya – as we seek to find out who shall be our 9th and 10th Finalists. Two rounds were played – Germany first, then China – read on to find out what Ribena Lychee has to do with Power Grid. 🙂
After a tour of Qualifiers hosted by newly set-up boardgame cafes, we are honored to be back among one of the oldest game shop to premier in M’sia – WOLF GAME SHOP. Only the brave lurks in the lair of the wolf, and with rumours of Empress Hacan the Merciful making a return from her Catan slumber, we were all set for an explosive qualifier!
Four Finalists now confirmed. Setapak is a relatively new ground for Boardgamers as most of them are centered in Damansara/PJ area so it’s said only a fierce dragon will dare cross over the river. Find out what happpens when Dragon Kev crosses over to the Setapak waters to compete with 5 local incumbents in the latest Power Grid Qualifier.
With two Finalists in the bag, we now move to Subang Jaya where the crocodiles were supposed to meet the sharks. Alas rain and unplanned events drew chaos to crocs plan to descent on shark water, leaving only the sharks to swim by themselves… Find out who were the two top sharks to survive this encounter to join Heng & Alvin in the FINAL.
Continuing from the 1st Round of the Boardgame Depot Qualifier where six made the cut to the 2nd Round. Read this report to find out who are the two among these six who qualified for the FINAL Day.
The 1st POWER GRID Tournament in M’sia kicked off last Sunday with the 1st Qualifier held at the newly opened Boardgame Depot, the latest boardgame café in Bangsar! Find out who among the 12 shall be our first two Finishers for the FINAL Day.
OTK Meetup 4/3/11 – Power Grid Germany, Hansa Teutonica, Bang!, K2, Ascension, Glen More, Long Shot, Caylus, Le Havre, Vinhos
With the Power Grid Tournament a week away, you can bet to see Power Grid in play with Hansa Teutonica also make a reappearance. We have two tables for R2 with Le Havre & Vinhos, an economic game about the Portuguese wine trading business. OTK also has the distinction of hosting three gamers from Europe for our R2; a Spanish, an Italian and a Hungarian!
For those contemplating or have already registered for the Power Grid tournament, here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. Looking forward to see you soon at one of our Qualifiers. 🙂
The first POWER GRID Tournament in M’sia starts next Sunday (Mar13) with the first leg being kicked off at Boardgame Depot, Lucky Garden Bangsar and will continue over the next few weeks at Cassian Kitchen, Family Boardgame Station, Wolf Game Shop, and OTK Cheras. Are you ready to see if you can built your power plant empire better than the rest?