Tag: BrettSpielWelt

  • Die Säulen der Erde first thoughts

    Played a game of Die Säulen der Erde with Johanna yesterday, while the baby was sleeping. It was reasonably enjoyable. Nothing special — I’ve rated the game as 8 right now. As many of you have heard, there’s more than a passing resemblance to Caylus, but I think the comparison doesn’t hold too far. At […]

  • Alastair Reynolds and Puerto Rico

    This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Affiliate links are marked with a €.If you’re into science fiction (with a hard emphasis on science, not just any speculative fiction), you should be aware of Alastair Reynolds’ work. Particularly the trilogy of Revolution Space, Redemption Ark and […]

  • Attribut in Finnish at BSW

    Thanks to Markku’s great efforts, a Finnish version of Attribut is now available at BrettSpielWelt. We had the first official games yesterday, and it was a blast. The game’s so much better in Finnish!

  • Thurn und Taxis at BSW, again

    After beating Markku from Board Game Society (JoeLamer at BSW, he’s very active in EnglishTown so you might’ve met him) four times in Thurn und Taxis today, I’m starting to think it’s really a pretty good game… Really, to be honest, it’s a good game. It kind of fits in the same group with Web […]

  • Hot games for Q1/2006

    Here’s a list of hottest games for first quarter of 2006 for me. This is based on number of plays, my enjoyment of the game and the novelty value, so new games tend to show up higher on the list. Einfach Genial — I played quite a lot of this in BSW, where it’s a […]

  • Finnish Board Game Society in BSW

    Today is the first Board Game Society BrettSpielWelt event. It started at noon, I had an hour or two to spend there. There was already about dozen people online, and more will come later, I’m sure. It’s a nice idea. Most of the face-to-face events have been in Helsinki, which is far from most places […]

  • I’m a genius

    I played few games of Einfach Genial at BSW today. Once again I was playing against a true pro: this guy had almost 1600 games played with an 81% wins. Even if most of his games were two-player, it’s still very respectable percentage. But, guess what! I managed to win him once! I did lose […]

  • My game of the year

    I’ll play brave and throw a guess: my game of the year this year will be San Juan. So far I’ve played 30 games of it (plus dozens of games with Jim’s San Juan, which is fun now the AI is harder to beat), which is a lot! Most of the play is in BSW, […]

  • BSW games: team Genial, Verflixxt, San Juan

    I’ve been playing in BrettSpielWelt. It’s fun, particularly as I had to skip a game session yesterday because I had surprise surgery (tonsillectomy and uvulectomy; I’ve been waiting the operation for, like, nine months and then they book me with a week’s warning). Today’s highlight was a team game of Einfach Genial, first one for […]

  • Another quick BSW session: classics, Einfach Genial

    My BSW session today was very classical, one could say. I played San Juan (and well this time, too), St. Petersburg (pretty close game, even though I thought otherwise in the beginning) and Puerto Rico (two games I didn’t win, quite a few stupid moves from me). Could it be more typical? I also played […]