Spiel : Boardgames in the UK

30 July 2005

Games International #21

Filed under: — Garry @ 3:09 pm

Games International 21
The latest issue of Games International has turned up at last. Despite the lateness, it is full of interesting stuff.

Martin Wallace provides a teaser on his latest game, Tempus, which is due out this month apparently. This one looks very tempting and, if the production is as lavish as he suggests, this will be a certain purchase. Plunder also looks interesting but I’m not sure if I’ve not got enough pirate games for the time-being. Himalaya gets a thumbs up and I’m keen to have another look at this. I would have bought it at Essen last year had Tilsit not already sold out of their stock by the Saturday morning.

The other article that struck me was Greg Schloesser’s review of Die Weinhandler. Now this I did get at Essen but I’ve still not managed to play it. It has been on the menu for an end of evening filler for several weeks but somehow we’ve managed to pick something else every time. After reading Greg’s review, we must try it soon. Likewise Saboteur, although I have played with the family and enjoyed it. I posted an initial impression on BGG here, but I’m amazed this was as long ago as 18 months. How time flies.

Anyway, a pretty good issue. You can subscribe via BGG if you’re interested.

20 July 2005

Essen trip booked

Filed under: — Garry @ 9:32 pm

Essen

Well, I’ve booked this year’s trip to Essen. As in previous years, I’m flying out from Birmingham on the Thursday, stopping overnight at the Ypsilon where I stayed last year, and returning on the Friday evening. This gives me a full two days at the show before the weekend rush.

And the bonus is the flights are much cheaper this year - £85 return on B.A.

Anyone else planning on going?

19 July 2005

More Content Soon…

Filed under: — Garry @ 11:02 am

This site has been deathly quiet for ages. The principal reason has been the work I have been doing on my other site, Trickylight. I decided at the beginning of the year that I wanted to revamp the site but didn’t really get going until the beginning of May. Since then, I’ve been learning quite a bit about how to put together a database driven site, php and Mysql, but the most time consuming bit has been transferring all the old stuff into the database. Four year’s worth of session reports and scores, together with the basic game entries and pictures has taken a while. However, if all goes to plan, this task should be finished this week. Then, I can get back to posting my general game-related news here with the game club stuff on the other site.

Please keep watching.

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