Tag: Marrakech

  • 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 […]

  • Gaming Year 2014

    Another good year, can’t complaing. 2013 was good, and 2014 improved upon that. We bought a house this year and moved in, and that meant I got a bookshelf in my office I could use for games. With most of my games visible there, my son’s interest was piqued, and we ended up trying lots of different games. […]

  • Gaming Year 2013

    2013 was a very good year of board games, just like 2012 was before it. My kids and I have continued to play lots of games. My son is now seven and half, and can play quite complicated games. My daughter, soon five, is also a bright little gamer, and much less prone to throwing […]

  • Gaming Year 2012

    Another year gone. Good years keep on rolling – I rather enjoyed 2011, and have no complaints about 2012. My kids continued to be good playing company. My son is now six and half, and is ready for some proper family games. I started introducing him to card games, as well, and that worked well. […]

  • Two months of games

    Hello there! I thought I’d post an update before Ropecon starts. I’m going, again. Should be fun, this time I’ll stay for the night and won’t spend all my time playing one 18xx game. Anyway, here’s what’s been going on in June and July. Again, a small reminder: this blog has a G+ profile, which […]

  • Slovenian Tarok and others

    A good game session today! It’s been a while since I last played Slovenian Tarock, so I was very glad to give it a go when Hannu suggested it and another Mikko was eager to join. Ville joined us as a new player, and was soundly beaten. We managed a good 13 hands, with all […]

  • Gaming Year 2010

    Gaming year 2009 wasn’t terrific, but 2010 was. By numbers alone, I played a lot more games than last year. However, the biggest reason 2010 will go down in history as a good board game year was Nooa. I played well over hundred games with Nooa — actually, I played with Nooa about as much […]

  • Age of Steam Holland

    My Age of Steam withdrawals were getting nasty, so I had to get the game on table this week. I got a selection of maps with me (Poland, Madagascar, Holland, Europe and America), and with three players Holland seemed like a good option. We did get a fourth player too, but in a way ended […]

  • Catching up

    I’ve been too busy to blog, so I’m going to compress two weeks of games to one post. Can I do? Yes! String Railway. A hit! We played this one last week and this week. I’ve so far only played the five-player game, because everybody wants to play. I like this one a lot. There’s […]