Tag: deduction

  • Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

    A review of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective in Finnish is up. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective is a curious game unlike any other I’ve played. It’s closest relatives are in the world of solo roleplaying books, you know, the one with numbered chapters you look up. “To go west, see chapter 123; to go east, see […]

  • Scotland Yard

    Here’s Scotland Yard reviewed in Finnish. I was two years old when Scotland Yard won it’s Spiel des Jahres award in 1983. The game was one of my favourites when I was younger and since it’s still around, over 20 years later, it must have something going for it. Darker tones I played it again […]

  • The Games Journal

    The September issue of The Games Journal is out. It’s fairly thick, too! Greg Aleknevicus has written a good article on deduction games, while Bruno Faidutti comments well on the concept of game balance.

  • DaVinci Code

    Another review up: DaVinci Code. I know it’s a bit early to review the game, because I only have played the game few times and always with three players, but knowing that my opportunities to play pretty much anything this year are quite slim, I thought I’d like to get the review out for Christmas […]

  • Boardgame club session: Intrige, Geschenkt

    Erkka and Robert were first to arrive, so we kicked the session off with two games of Da Vinci Code. It’s a good game and really a good choice for the club. It’s easy to learn (even learning by reading the rules is quick and easily done), plays fast and despite being kind of lucky, […]

  • DaVinci Code

    I finally got a copy of Da Vinci Code aka Coda. For Finnish readers, Suomalainen kirjakauppa has them. This year all we have is a German box with a sticker on it but with Finnish and Swedish rules. Early next year there should be a completely Finnish edition, which is available in the usual stores. […]

  • Pre-Helcon games

    Helcon is history and it’s time to write another lengthy epic on the games played. The event was a wild success, with over 50 visitors during the two days. The place we had was practically full during the Saturday afternoon. There’s definitely new event next year, but we might be forced to look for a […]

  • New Games Journal is out

    The Games Journal has been notable for it’s steady schedule. This month it was late for the first time in a long time. That’s a shame, but fortunately the delay wasn’t long. The issue is a thin one, too. There’s an interesting review of Coda, which piqued my interest. Here’s Coda at Geek. I think […]

  • Black Vienna

    I was so intrigued by Black Vienna that I decided to make my own copy (there’s no way I’m paying 60 euros for the game). Instead of using the cards available at the Geek, I made my own cards. I didn’t like the pictures and the font used and besides, the colour cards wouldn’t look […]

  • Discovery

    I bought Discovery on an impulse few days ago — it was there in front of me at the right moment. I had heard good things about it (well, one recommendation was from a Tactic employee, but still) and it definitely looked interesting — so why not. It sure is interesting. The components are neat: […]