Tag: Spiel des Jahres

  • Just 4 Fun

    Just 4 Fun isn’t the most popular game, despite being a Spiel des Jahres finalist. From description, it sounds terribly inane. The name is horrible to start with. Four-in-a-row, with cards determining where you can play — can it be any more drab? But guess what, it’s a surprisingly good game anyway. Nothing special, that’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Math trades and Spiel des Jahres

    I’ve been rather excited with the concept of math trades. There’s loads of math trade activity in the Geek, just check the trade forum (the math trade guide is good if you don’t know what this is all about). I haven’t been involved in those, as it doesn’t make sense from Finland and I’ve yet […]

  • 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 […]

  • Spiel des Jahres 2005: Niagara

    Niagara wins the coveted Spiel des Jahres 2005 award. Hooray for Zoch; this is their second win in few years (previous award was 2002 for Villa Paletti). My first guess for winner was Around the World in 80 Days, since Kosmos hasn’t recieved the award in ten years (last time was 1995 with, of course, […]

  • Virtual Board Game Stock Market

    Matthew Gray has whipped up a Virtual Board Game Stock Market, where participants can buy shares in Spiel des Jahres nominees, trying to predict which game wins the award. Each share in the winning game pays $100 in the end of the game and player with the most money wins — of course it’s possible […]

  • 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 […]

  • Spiel des Jahres 2004: Ticket to Ride!

    Ticket to Ride is the Spiel des Jahres 2004. Congratulations to Alan R. Moon and Days of Wonder! I haven’t tried the other nominees (yet), but I can certainly agree with this decision by the jury, as Ticket to Ride is a brilliant game.

  • Spiel des Jahres 2003

    Spiel des Jahres 2003 award winners have been chosen! Winner of the main award is Alhambra by Dirk Henn. Best children’s game is Viva Topo! by Manfred Ludwig. Congratulations to the winners!