spielbox April/May 2010

spielbox 2/2010 cover 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:

  • News:
    • 13 page report of the Nuremberg Fair: more remakes, more expansions, more square boxes
    • the 22nd Hippodice game author contest
    • a new online publisher of crowd-sourced games
  • Long reviews: Egizia, Seeland (the new Kramer game), Ad Astra, Raumpiraten, Gonzaga, Greenrock Village Tatort: Hotel, Colonia, Schinderhannes, Havanna, Dungeon Lords, Warhammer: Invasion,
  • Short reviews: Frauenpower & Verflucht (two Small World expansions), Chigago Gansters, Square on sale, Jaipur, Chronicle
  • Children’s games: Shaun das Schaf: Kuchen-Chaos, Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt (the game to Eric Carle's book), Das magische Labyrinth Kartenspiel
  • Reports: Tom Felber returns home to Switzerland after playing around the world for 2 years
  • Edition spielbox: El RazuL, expansion to Finca
  • Profiles:
    • Günter Burkhardt, co-author of Seeland
    • Wolfgang Discherl, recipient of the 2001 game author stipend and has since then authored over 30 children's games for HABA
  • History:
    • Orient Express, the 25-year old detective game that inspired Greenrock Village - Tatort: Hotel
    • the roots of: Vasco da Gama
    • for collectors: the publisher Schmidt-Spiele and its first and most famous game, a variant of Pachisi still selling after 100 years
  • Variants: for Gonzaga

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