Finnish Players’ Picks 2005
Finnish Players’ Picks for 2005 have been chosen. The winner is Carcassonne. Puerto Rico, the previous winner, places second. Ticket to Ride grabs the third place. As usual, I’ve created a geeklist of the best games. The full list is on the award homepage.
Weekend of Industrial Waste (with some Dvonn)
I was visiting Jyväskylä last weekend. In addition to some surprisingly pleasing physical work (painting boards and a wall, building scaffolding), we played lots of games. During the years, I’ve introduced several games with variable success. Some have been huge hits (Puerto Rico and St. Petersburg are the most notable examples). Sometimes there have been…
Finnish Game of the Year winners 2005
Finnish Game of the Year winners have been declared. They reflect the Spiel des Jahres awards closely. Best children’s game is Geistertreppe, 2004 Kinder Spiel des Jahres winner. Kids loved the ghost mechanism and thought the game was funny and exciting. What’s more to ask? Best family game is Ticket to Ride, 2004 Spiel des…
Ticket to Ride online
I just finished a game of Ticket to Ride at the Finnish game site Voitta.net. The game is called Wanderer there, but it’s Ticket to Ride. The game mode is turn-based play-by-web. The site is Finnish and English and I think you can play the game without knowing any Finnish — the rules are available…
Game weekend, part 2: Mit List und Tücke, Logistico, Kahuna, Geistertreppe
Here’s the rest of the games of the great weekend: Mit List und Tücke was brought by Robert, who had noticed the game on my want list in the Geek. It’s a Klaus Palesch trick-taking game and not that far from Sticheln. According to Rick Heli’s Mit List und Tücke page it’s a redevelopment of…
Karibik and TransAmerica
I got a nice packet yesterday. Inside I found two games from Winning Moves, Karibik and TransAmerica and some Kosmos two-player games (Lost Cities and Balloon Cup). What all these games have in common? They are all coming out in Finnish next year and I’m working on the translations. You know how much I like…
Finnish Players’ Picks 2004
Ok, finally: Finnish Players’ Picks 2004 voting is over, votes have been tallied and I can announce the results: Puerto Rico wins, again. Carcassonne is second and catches up, losing only by two votes. Once again, there’s a GeekList of the top games (here’s last year’s list). The whole list can be seen at the…
Ticket to Ride
As last weeks game of Die Neuen Entdecker seemed a bit too heavy, I wanted to offer something lighter this time. I chose Ticket to Ride and it turned out to be a good selection. It’s a fun game and well worth the SdJ, I think. It works fine with three players, the removal of…
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.
Bruno Faidutti’s Game of the Year 2004
As Iain already noticed, it’s once again time for Bruno Faidutti to announce his Game of the Year award. This year the winner is Ticket to Ride — not a huge surprise to anyone, I imagine. I agree, and I certainly find myself in agreement with Bruno’s earlier choices as well. I’ve enjoyed all of…