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fischertechnik survey

17 January 2016 toys

fischertechnik is a toy construction system invented in 1965, still popular in Germany and the Netherlands, and easily available online in the UK and other countries. It is used in schools to teach mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, and by top teams in robotics competitions.

The company has been running ...

Ave Caesar in Lego

On the 1st of November I went to BRICK, a large Lego show at the NEC in Birmingham. Among the hundreds of models shown, both by professional builders and fans, I spotted only two boardgame models, by coincidence both related to ancient Rome.

The first was a simple 8x8 board ...

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 ...

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