Tag: Einfach Genial

  • Top 10 tile laying games

    I did a list of top 10 tile-laying games. I’ve defined tile laying much more strictly than the BoardGameGeek tile placement game mechanism list does. I’m looking for games where tile laying or tile placement is the main mechanism. The game should be about laying tiles, with spatial relationships between tiles being important: either connections […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Helcon 2005 — Friday

    Helcon 2005 was already the fourth time the event was organised. This time we had a new location, a meeting hall of The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission. It was a good location for many reasons: it was clean, had enough room, there were lots of tables, good kitchen facilities and a possibility to rent a […]

  • Lahti board game weekend 2005

    Once again I ventured to Lahti and Peter Munter’s board game weekend. After all, I had to go and rescue my sleeping bag I had forgotten there last time. For the record, it didn’t survive: Munter’s dog (a huge Great Dane, and I’m not talking about Mik Svellov now) had eaten it’s storage bag. Munter, […]

  • Einfach Genial

    Another review I wrote: Einfach Genial aka Ingenious aka Mensa Connections. Einfach Genial is a clever game by master Knizia. It’s an abstract game, a rare thing from Knizia whose games are often fairly thinly themed, but still have at least some theme. Some have questioned if Einfach Genial would’ve won the Spiel des Jahres […]

  • Games weekend at Tommy’s

    Last weekend was the traditional annual games weekend at Tommy’s. Third time already! Unfortunately the weekend wasn’t quite the success it set out to be, as I fell sick and had to leave. We did get an evening of games on Friday and some games on Saturday and the guys continued until evening, but from […]

  • Helcon III — Saturday

    Helcon III began early in the morning, when we packed up everything in Tommy’s car and headed to the location. We quickly set everything up, unpacked games and arranged the tables and whatnot. First visitors arrived early and started playing games soon and soon more came. First game I played was a four-player Crokinole match. […]