Tag: St. Petersburg

  • Guess what? St. Pete at BSW!

    I just played four two-player games of St. Petersburg at Brettspielwelt. Longest game took almost 14 minutes, fastest was over under eight minutes! That’s more like it! I managed to win only one game. In two-player games it’s easy to see when one player starts to get more and more workers and then you can […]

  • Tom Tube, Saint Petersburg

    I wrote some new reviews. The St. Petersburg review has been up for a week, while the Tom Tube review went just up. Both are in Finnish. You’ve heard me rave about St. Petersburg quite enough, and I’ll continue that whenever I happen to play the game. In the other hand, Tom Tube is perhaps […]

  • St. Petersburg at BSW … again

    You see I’m addicted? Another session of St. Petersburg at the BSW. This time it was much better: all games clocked in below 30 minutes and best took just 20 minutes. Very good! The first game was absurd. In the end of the game, I was producing 141 rubles each turn (60 in worker phase, […]

  • More St. Pete at BSW

    I played another game of St. Petersburg at Brettspielwelt. Once again I’m surprised by the slowness of it: 43 minutes this time. That’s more in line with the real games, but still way too slow for BSW. People take too much time when they pass, that’s it. While the waiting kept me bored, the game […]

  • Boardgame club session: St. Petersburg, Maharaja, Victory & Honor

    We had a pleasant little boardgame club session yesterday. Only few people came to play, but hey — that’s enough. One table of gamers is all I need. Our first game was St. Petersburg. While I explained the rules, I joked that since it’s a four-player game, a fifth player will walk in after I’ve […]

  • St. Petersburg on BSW

    St. Petersburg is available on Brettspielwelt. It was predictable: it’s such an obvious BSW game. I played my first game today, just to try it out. There’s no English version yet, but that’s hardly necessary as only the card names are different. The interface is fairly good, though it was hard to notice whose turn […]

  • Maharaja thoughts

    I played a quick test game of Maharaja today so I could explain the game more easily on Saturday, when we have a games meet. It was an interesting experience that presented some of the games interesting attributes. It’s an intriguing game, though I’m not quite sure if I like it or not. I’m afraid […]

  • Weekend games: St. Petersburg rocks!

    I was in Jyväskylä this weekend and it sure was an interesting weekend games-wise. I thought my mother would like San Juan, because she likes Puerto Rico but it’s a bit too deep for her. She isn’t that into devising strategies and I think kind of plays to keep me and Ismo happy — we’re […]

  • Maharaja and St. Petersburg

    I got Maharaja and St. Petersburg yesterday. As anybody who’s followed Spielfrieks recently can tell, Maharaja rules have caused lots of discussion (Goa has been another hot topic, but since I don’t care about it, I just skip those). It’s a pity if a good game has bad rules. I’ve only leafed through the rules […]