Tag: preview

  • 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, […]

  • Gone fishing with the bugs

    I got review copies of new Marektoy releases. Torakkapokeri aka Bug Bluff aka Kakerlaken-Poker is a very simple game of bluffing. Players give cards to other players face down, claiming them to be something — the player in the receiving end can either take and believe, take and doubt or pass on. Correct guess means […]

  • 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 […]

  • Crime Scene Investigations

    I tried CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Board Game yesterday with Johanna. We both like the show, but have a healthy suspicion towards licensed games. Most of them suck, that’s general knowledge. Unfortunately CSI isn’t one of the good ones. The eight (yeah, just eight) crime stories are good, very much in style of the series. […]

  • Jyväskylä game weekend

    Last weekend in Jyväskylä was good gaming time. As usual, I brought a bunch on games we played a lot. It’s refreshingly different, playing the same games over and over again instead of playing a variety of games just once or twice. I won’t bother with detailed session reports, but here’s a rundown of the […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nodwick preview

    I got the Jolly Roger games yesterday and the first one I tried was Nodwick: The Card Game. The title is necessary, because Nodwick is originally a web comic by Aaron Williams. That means, of course, that the game has rather decent graphics. The game, designed by Frank Branham (the author of the brilliant Dia […]

  • Kogge preview

    I got a copy from JKLM Games earlier last week and spent quite a while trying to figure out the rules. I don’t think we made any bigger mistakes, the rules weren’t quite that hard, only a bit complicated. While the components are shoddy (the route marker tiles are especially unpleasant), the game is wonderful […]

  • Queen’s Necklace — online game and a preview

    I decided to try the online version of Queen’s Necklace. Days of Wonder has these brilliant web sites for all their games, with forums and tips and extra stuff for the games. Queen’s Necklace, Fist of Dragonstones and Gang of Four also have online versions. They aren’t free (dollar a month for each game, it […]