Tag: Dale of Merchants

  • Gaming Year 2020

    2020 was a weird year. Covid-19. Let’s get the big one out there first. Covid-19 was a big thing, and wasn’t. The total amount of games I played was about the same as it has been in previous years. The ten year average is 751, I played 753 games in 2020; in hours the average […]

  • Dale of Merchants 3

    Dale of Merchants 3 by Sami Laakso, coming to Kickstarter on May 1st 2020. Sami Laakso was kind enough to send me a preview version of the game. I know Sami and have helped promote his games before, but I’ve also bought the published versions of all his games and will buy this one as […]

  • Dale of Merchants Collection preview

    The game: Dale of Merchants Collection by Sami Laakso. The game is currently in Kickstarter and will be published by Snowdale Design in 2019. I got a preview copy on loan from Sami for a moment. I have backed the game with my own money. Elevator pitch: A big box to house your Dale of Merchants collection, […]

  • Gaming Year 2016

    2016 was a good year. Lots of games. I made a new record for the number of new games tried. My previous record was 93 new games in 2011, but this year I reached 133 new games. This is a record that’s unlikely to be broken any time soon. I don’t really want to. I’ve decided […]

  • Gaming Year 2015

    2015 was a solid year. Numbers-wise, no complaints, and quality has been excellent. I played lots of good games with my son, who has continued to be an active member of the cult of the new. A new game for us to try? He’s game. My daughter is also growing up and we’ve been moving […]

  • July 2015 new and noteworthy

    Another fine month of gaming. Next month will see some downward trend, as the summer holidays are over and the school year starts. No more morning games, on most mornings… Dale of Merchants: This is very current, as the game was involved in a Kickstarter campaign that ran for the July. I’m happy to note […]

  • Dale of Merchants

    Dale of Merchants is currently running a Kickstarter campaign. I backed it, because the game looks interesting, has nice art, was cheap and is Finnish – plenty of reason to back a game, that is. Since I’m something of a big name in the Finnish board game scene, the designer asked me if I’d like […]