Articles published in 2010

Caravels and trains

This week I was again in Portugal for work. I had intended to go to one of the weekly Wednesday meetings of the Lisbon Boardgamers, which was not far from my hotel, but in the end had to skip it. It was a shame, because from before 6pm to after ...

spielbox August/September 2010

This issue was almost falling through the cracks, but better late than never. Noteworthy articles are:

The report about the UK Games Expo concludes that while it won't become a competitor to SPIEL in Essen, the Expo's small size makes it a better alternative to try out prototypes ...

Norenberc and Cartagena session

Going to the games night this week was again a last minute decision, this time because I was recovering from a bad cold. Feeling quite OK and eager to get my Euros back from Matt, as he wasn't able to bring my pre-ordered copy of Caravelas from Essen, I ...

spielbox November 2010

After complaining that the last issue had almost no articles besides reviews, they're back. The non-reviews are still not enough to change my overall opinion about the magazine, but this issue is certainly more to my liking than the previous one.

It's also clear spielbox is covering more ...

Those Pesky Humans and Ascension session

This week I had to delay participation in the game's night to the last minute, due to a parent's evening. As I arrived I couldn't believe my eyes: the room was completely packed, with hardly any empty floor space between tables. I had never seen so many ...

spielbox October 2010

This month's issue has no article on the roots of a game and no portrait of a game designer or publisher. It confirms the recent trends: the magazine has too many reviews and too few historical and 'backstage' articles for my taste.

The spielbox reviews are just one reviewer ...

Genoa and Vampire session

This week David and Susan suggested a game of Genoa, and Richard and I joined them. I had played it only once, in June, and Richard had never played the game, but he got it immediately and beat us thoroughly. He drove hard bargains (must be his patent lawyer training ...

Pandemic and El Capitán session

I'm not a big fan of cooperative games: my experiences with Shadows over Camelot, A Touch of Evil, Lord of the Rings, and Battlestar Galactica were lukewarm. However, I really enjoyed playing Pandemic with Michael some months ago. The explanation I came up with at the time was that ...

spielbox April/May 2010

Last week the second issue of 2010 arrived, with the round-up report of the Nuremberg Fair, where the year's new games are unveiled. Another copy of the last issue's Dominion add-on is also included. The issue's contents is as follows, with underlined games receiving great reviews:

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