2F-Spiele Friedemann Friese goes to ancient Egypt. His Essen release Faiyum will be a longer game, clocking in around the[…]Read more
Grail Games Now that I think about it, it’s been quite a while since we talked about a new Reiner[…]Read more
Friedemann Friese wants us to build a utopia. Not the kind where we all have jet packs and go to the moon for brunch, but a more achievable kind. The kind of utopia where we all have enough food and energy and can spend our days doing things we enjoy, not at a job that is slowly but inevitably draining my will to live, where every hour makes me long for the sweet embrace of the grave, where the only way anything will ever change is for the worse… sorry, what was I talking about?
Oh yeah, Futuropia. Even that small kind of utopia doesn’t come for free, initially. Someone has to make it work first. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: build a condominium that produces its own food and energy and where all the work is done by robots.
Agie Games Let’s start this week’s boardgame news with something peaceful, like gardening. In Agie Games’ Botanists that’s what you’ll[…]Read more
Plaid Hat Games Two more fighters from Guardians make their debut in the latest preview post. In the one corner[…]Read more
Libellud Has it been ten years already? This year is Dixit‘s anniversary, and we’ll get to celebrate it with a[…]Read more
As a reviewer, games where you discover new content and new rules while you play are frustrating. On the one hand, they are awful. How do you review a game with a Legacy or Fast Forward mechanism without giving away all the good bits? On the other hand, they are great, simply because discovering new things while you play works that fingerboard that is our brain’s reward mechanism so well. Or, in plain English, they’re one hell of a lot of fun. And we love to talk about fun games. So be warned, ahead you will find very mild spoilers for the first few rounds of Friedemann Friese’s Flee.Read more
Fantasy Flight Games Honor counts for a lot in the world of Legend of the Five Rings, but not everyone[…]Read more
Is it really that time of the year again already? I could swear we just had an Essen fair, and suddenly the jury is announcing Spiel des Jahres nominees. Time does fly when you’re having more new boardgame releases than anyone could ever play. But here it is, and so we’re going to do what I guess most of you want: tell you about the nominees!Read more
Our first review of a 2016 Essen game is, by necessity, of a light game. We have to play it a couple of times, after all. Futschikato / Fuji Flush, a card game by Friedemann Friese, is as light as any game we ever reviewed, but nevertheless is a really fun game. That’s all thanks to one small twist: low cards can gang up on high cards. No matter how good your card is, you can never feel safe.Read more