Con report: Cologne & Essen Spiel 2018

Luckily this year Essen Spiel coincided with the school half-term in the UK (and will again next year) – so Sarah and me took the opportunity to spend a lovely long weekend in Cologne. Afterwards I went on to Spiel … Continue reading

Essen Spiel 2018: Reviews incoming!

So the four days of gaming madness that were Essen Spiel 2018 are over for another year: 1,200 new games were released, 190,000 people crammed into the halls and I had what feels like about five hours sleep – while … Continue reading

Board game Top 10: Essen Spiel 2018 wishlist

So, with Essen less than two months away I’ve been frantically reading rulebooks and watching preview videos of all the coming games. There have been more than 600 new releases announced for the show so far, and the fantastic Tabletop … Continue reading

Board game Top 10: Essen 2019 wishlist

Essen 2019 is almost upon us. If you’re not aware, Essen Spiel is the annual release fest for board games. Every publisher worth its meeples is there, along with tens of thousands of gamers. I usually spend the two months … Continue reading

Gaming ‘best of’ 2018, part 2: Top moments and most played games

Outside my regular gaming groups, 2018 was a great year for me getting and out and going to events – as you’ll see below. I went to more cons in the year than before – and better still, there are … Continue reading