spielbox July/August 1999

spielbox 3/1999 cover spielbox issue 3/1999 was the 100th issue and hence included more content than usual and a look back at the magazine’s history.

  • News: the 12th spielbox reader trip; the procedure changes introduced by the Spiel des Jahres jury
  • Long reviews: Giganten, Union Pacific, Klunker, Tendix, Colorado County, Elfengold, Big City, Druidenwalzer, Anno 1452, Turf Master, Don Pepe, Chinatown, Die Händler, Krieg und Frieden, Bosworth
  • Short reviews: Maskenball, Mamma mia!, Die Hausnummern von Samarkand, Diabolo, Dots, Bunker Poker, Fits, Pool Position, Lost Cities, Baeuerchen & Co., Claim, Ursuppe extension, Komme gleich!, Das stoerrische Muli
  • Children’s games: Papa Baer, Buntherum, Kueke suchen
  • Edition spielbox 39: Auf nach Oklahoma, an abstract territorial game for 2–6 players by Christwart Conrad
  • History:
    • 100 issues of spielbox: 20+ pages with all covers, how the magazine was created, recollections and photos from the early collaborators, etc.
    • Spiel, the forerunner of spielbox
    • the roots of Rheinlaender
    • 40 years of Memory
    • 10 years of Abalone
    • 20 years of the Spiel des Jahres award
    • playing boardgames 100 years ago
    • revisiting the 1987 game Der fliegende Teppich

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