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Introducing Games

I've been wondering which games would be suitable for a beginner whilst providing a good vista of the range of modern game types and mechanics. With new players joining or dropping into the club, it was time I put a list together...

Family holiday games

Due to limited shelving at home, I've re-packed several games more efficiently, chucking the original game boxes and rule books to the loft. I put game pieces into business card boxes (BCBs), and put 9 BCBs into an A4 box, with boards and short rule summaries (written by myself ...

UK Games Expo 2013

Last Saturday I attended my first ever games convention, the UK Games Expo. It was sufficiently easy to reach by public transportation to convince me to drag my lazy bum out of the house. But not before 9am, of course. I reached Birmingham International by train at 10am, and after ...

BoardGameInfo Games Giveaway

Board Game Info, the new kid on the block of general boardgaming sites, is giving players the opportunity to contribute to the site (by uploading reviews and game data, for example) and thereby earn points which can then be converted to free games. If you prefer to spend less effort ...

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 ...

Drachenäscht

I spent last week in Switzerland, visiting three universities and two companies. Before the departure, I looked on BoardGameGeek for game shops in the cities I'd visit. On Monday, I managed to have some time after work to go to Drachenäscht (Dragon's Nest), in the charming old town ...

Christmas games

Last year, several games were given and received at Christmas, all involving my wife's family. My daughters got from my sisters- and parents-in-law the games they had put on their wishlists: a wooden chess set and two Nintendo DS games, New Super Mario Brothers and Imagine Teacher, for the ...

Buying Games

The German-style or designer board and card games that will be discussed in this blog are not available in the usual toy or department stores (unless you happen to live in Germany). There are various ways of buying such games, each with its advantages and disadvantages. Here are some guidelines ...

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