One of the big gaming events of the year has been cancelled, the Spiel 2020 is not going to happen[…]Read more
Grail Games Reiner Knizia’s Medici is spawning a new offshot: Medici: The Dice Game. It’s still all about loading goods[…]Read more
Lama is the German word for llama. No big conceptual leap there. L.a.m.a. is, at least in Reiner Knizia’s vocabulary, an abbreviation for “lege alle Minuspunkte ab”. Discard all minus points. You could translate the title by its abbreviation, but then an eventual English edition would be called D.a.m.p., and whatever depiction you pick for that would be much less adorable than the crazy llama L.a.m.a. has. And so the international publishers have stuck with the adorable tylopod.
Linguistics lesson aside, L.a.m.a. is a small box card game that is nominated for the Spiel des Jahres this year. Not at all bad for a relatively simple shedding game and worth a look what makes it special.
Unbelievable! I get sick for a couple of days and the Spiel des Jahres jury inconsiderately publishes this year’s nomination[…]Read more
Welcome to the jungle we’ve got fun and games. It’s a little known fact that Guns N’ Roses recorded this song in just one take, with no written music or lyrics, after trying an early prototype of Reiner Knizia’s The Quest for El Dorado. Yeah, those guys are gamers, too.
The Quest for El Dorado packs everything the lyrics promise. There’s quite a lot of jungle, because that’s where the fabled city of El Dorado happens to be. And there’s a lot of fun and games for the whole family, because El Dorado is a family deck building game with enough fun in the box to earn a nomination for the 2017 Spiel des Jahres.Read more
Due to technical difficulties, the news post from Friday last week is only out this week. We aplogies for the[…]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
Renegade Game Studios Renegade Game Studios’s announcement of Sentient is a masterpiece of not revealing anything about the game mechanics.[…]Read more
Grail Games King’s Road is not exactly a new game by Reiner Knizia, but it’s not exactly not, either. The[…]Read more
Alderac Here’s a look at Thunderstone Quest, the third generation of Alderac’s fantasy deck-building game Thunderstone. It seems that everything[…]Read more