We have returned from Essen, and as always, we are tired but happy. The scale and sheer energy of Spiel is something that can surprise even someone who has been an attendee for the last five consecutive years. However, this post is not about the fair in general, but more of a single interesting experience.
Once upon a time I wrote a series of posts on the top ten games on Boardgamegeek. Between the time the posts went live and now much has changed. Here’s a quick look at the best ten board games in the world now and then, and what places them where they are on the list.
My friends and pretty much all the people who know me are aware – and sometimes make fun – of the fact that I am the “mechanics guy”. I care a lot more about how the game plays and about the interactions between game pieces than about the theme of the game. I would often… Read More Dungeons & Dragons or why board games and RPGs are not in direct competition
Here’s a story (a true story) for you: I once met a person who refused to be introduced into board gaming via Ticket to Ride, just to eagerly delve into the first edition of Descent. That person, who had had no experiences with any kind of gaming – including Dungeons & Dragons – was my… Read More The Other Gateway