Tag: Essen

  • It’s Essen time again

    The Christmas is coming, by which I mean Essen. There’s a pile of new games getting published, but I’m really not very interested in most of them. I mean, there’s plenty of nice stuff coming, but in the end, I don’t really care. I must say we’ve had excellent service on the Board Game Society […]

  • Essen bounty

    I’ve been following the Essen discussion on the Board Game Society message, and here’s my list of the new stuff I want: Der Elefant im Porzellanladen — Mandatory Amigo card game. A friend will bring this to me to pay back a favour. Null & Nichtig was also on my list, but the same friend […]

  • Essen

    Since two people have already asked: no, I’m not going to Essen this year. I won’t be going to Essen before I get a steady job, which at the moment seems to be quite far in the future. Even then, there’s my son to consider, and it’s likely I won’t go to Essen again until […]

  • Essen pictures

    Last night I went and uploaded my pictures, which can be found in my Essen 2005 photo gallery. It’s a small set of 80 or so pictures, but at least it’ll give you some picture of what was going on. Have fun!

  • Saturday, day three: Crowds and games

    Last day of the fair! Sunday would be a definite no, since we have to leave for the airport before the fair actually opens. At the breakfast, there were a lot more people than before — the first sign of the weekend action. Lots of guys I had seen at the Gigantoskop stand were there, […]

  • Friday, day three: Games, games, games

    Here’s what happened yesterday: Today was the day! I went downstairs to use the hotel laptop to send my reports, which I did, and then headed back to the room. I glanced towards the dining room, and who did I see? Reiner Knizia, of course, and he was just leaving. As he wasn’t eating, I […]

  • Thursday, day two: Shopping for games

    The morning started off quite well. We were having breakfast, when I suddenly noticed a familiar-looking gentleman in a salmon-coloured shirt: herr Knizia! I wasn’t quite brave enough to go talk to him, but maybe I’ll ask for his signature tomorrow, as I now have a game to ask it to. It would be neat […]

  • Wednesday, day one: arrival

    Good news! The hotel has a computer I can use, it has a DSL connection and it accepts my USB memory card reader. So, I bring you: live reports from Essen, Germany! (I apologize if I mix my Y’s and Z’s, as the German keyboards are funny that way.) My travelling companions Ismo and Raija […]

  • Essen action

    Do you want to meet me at Essen? It’s starting to look likely I’ll be attending the BoardGameGeek meet at the restaurant Istra. The meeting is, I gather, Thursday around 18.15-18.30. Well, that’s when I’m going, but maybe it’s a good idea to check the facts at the Sunriver booth. I’m also probably hanging around […]

  • ESSEN!

    I just realised it! It’s just two weeks to Essen! Exactly two weeks from today, I’ll be boarding the plane to Düsseldorf! I haven’t been that active in the Geek forum, but I guess I’ll be checking out Essen forums to get the last-minute tips and tricks. Oh, and Mik Svellov said Gruga, my hotel, […]