Articles about magazines

spielbox April 2011

My final spielbox subscription issue arrived today. The envelope was suspiciously hard for a magazine and upon opening it I found an A4 cardboard within the issue, with 222 small pieces! If this was a game expansion, the base game wasn't named on the cardboard; and the spielbox centrefold ...

spielbox December 2010

Although I have received this issue long time ago, I only got round to read it yesterday. The highlight of the year's final issue is of course the almost 30-page long report on SPIEL'10, the world's largest game fair, in Essen, Germany. I was very pleased to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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:

  • News ...

spielbox February/March 2010

On Thursday the first issue of 2010 arrived, with the news that spielbox will be issued in English too! Moreover, I was pleased to see that Vasco da Gama got 9/10 from all its 4 reviewers. Not so pleasing was the editorial, stating that based on the replies to ...

spielbox December 2009

Last week the last spielbox issue of the noughties arrived. As usual, the main feature at this time of the year is the report on the games fair in Essen. But not as usual, the game in the magazine is neither an expansion nor just a board to which you ...

spielbox October 2009

Gosh, two issues arriving within weeks! I barely finished reading the previous issue, when I got the new one yesterday. This time, there is a special section of short reviews of game expansions; most don't fare too well in the reviewers' opinions. Also, Friedemann Friese's game Die 3 ...

Page 1 of 3

Last played

In my collection

On my wishlist