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Oct 10, 2021

Shelley and I spend this week going through the second half of my curated list of games arriving at Essen 2021 in less than 2 weeks. Here's a rundown of the games discussed (organized alphabetically by publisher):

The Game Master

  • King of the Valley

Geek Attitude Games

  • Magellan: Elcano
  • Pessoa

Giant Roc

  • Origins:...

Oct 3, 2021

This is Part 1 as Shelley and I go through BGG's Essen Preview after I spent some time curating the list. Here are this week's titles:

The following are listed by Publisher, as that's the best way to find them if you are actually going to the fair.


  • Cascadia

All or None Games

  • Betwixt and...

Sep 26, 2021

Shelley and I head out on the hiking paths in

TRAILS by Henry Audubon from Keymaster Games

then head back to the 19th century and a rather dirty industry in

Coal Baron: The Great Card Game by Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer 

Sep 19, 2021

Shelley and I set out to explore parts of the world this week in

Lost Explorers by C├ędrick Chaboussit from Ludonaute

and then focus on the African continent in

Africana by Michael Schacht from ABACUSSPIELE and Z-Man Games

Sep 13, 2021

Shelley and I head to ancient Babylon to build the hanging gardens in 2007's

Amyitis by Cyril Demaegd from Rio Grande and Ystari

then we head north to the Pacific Northwest to build lands and populate them with animals in

Cascadia by Randy Flynn from AEG and Flatout Games