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Just Catch my Cool Fish !
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:45 am
Ducosim organizes a game fair in Amersfoort, the Netherlands three times a year. This is for board games, miniature games, and heavy wargames.
This time I went with my son to the Summer edition with an extra festivity namely the
nomination of the Dutch Games Prize for Family and Expert to be made known to all relevant jury members.
One of the conditions for the prize is that the Dutch game rules are present in the game box. Since the Netherlands
being a relatively small country does not translate all titles, but in the meantime, enough beautiful titles are published.
The Dutch Games Prize, the quality award for Dutch-style board games. This game prize was created in 2001 by the national games association Ducosim, to offer the playing consumer an independent value judgment.
The Dutch Games Prize is divided into two categories: the Dutch Games Prize - Family and the Dutch Games Prize - experts. A family game is suitable for a large audience, including children from 8 years.
An expert game requires a little more playing experience.
For the best family play in the Netherlands nominated:
Luxor - Forgotten Treasures - Queen Games
Azul - Asmodee Netherlands / Hot games
The Mind - White Goblin Games
For the best expert game in the Netherlands nominated:
Chimera Station - The Game Brewer
Gaia Project - White Goblin Games
Paco Ŝako - Hot Games
The fair is meant for the members and also for the public, which plays a board game less often.
In the halls, the new titles are often demonstrated by publishers so you can always sit and play
is explained enthusiastically.
There are often beginning or smaller Dutch publishers at the fair that can be found with a prototype or a starting Kickstarter.
demonstrate their game.
Here is a small visual impression:
A new romance ...
Paco Ŝako - Overview
Enjoying the Reef
Let the Reef grow again!
Spring Meadow of White Goblin Games
Saboteur the Boardgame of 999 Games
Ruthless is a pirate-themed game in which players will gather their crew and fight with their opponents. 999 Games will do the Dutch version of the game.
Lost into Space with Gaia Project - The game was nominated for the Nederlandse Spellenprijs 2018
Gather your ants in Micropolis, and send them through the anthill to do your bidding
Lead a group of tourists through a crowded zoo while being chased by a giant gorilla
Paparazzo will be released in a Kickstarter
A beautiful blockbuilder - The Climbers from 999 Games
Gùgōng - China, 1570. China is under the reign of the Longqing Emperor - from Game Brewer
Chartered: The Golden Age - A new Dutch production of Alexander Kneepkens will be released in a Kickstarter
Chartered: The Golden Age - You are a merchant, looking to profit from the budding trade in Amsterdam in the 1600s and participate in the growth of a multitude of chartered enterprises - A Game from Jolly Dutch Productions
Establishing your first warehouses in Amsterdam, contributing to the city that will grow to become the wealthiest city in the western world
Close Up of the houses of Amsterdam
Amsterdam in 1600
You can become the best merchant, build chartered enterprises and purchase stock to profit from their expected growth
Chimera Station - A new twist to the worker placement genre: customizable workers - From the Game Brewer
My son is enjoying the Tombe of Luxor
On the hunt for priceless treasures, groups of adventurers explore the legendary temple at Luxor
Gentes played with my oldest son in the Sunday afternoon
All the nominated together the winners will be announced at the game spectacle in Eindhoven on Friday 9 November.
When I read a few months ago that Brass got a reissue with new colorful and slightly dramatic images, my interest was aroused.
Brass one of my favorite games of the past decades.
The beautifully streamlined mechanism with the action cards always gives beautiful sometimes difficult decisions.
The new Birmingham card plays well and offers, among other things, the beer and pottery new ways in which you as a player can put your creativity.
In the game, I always taste the historic romanticism of the industrial revolution, although the reality was really different.
The dark pewter also gives me the burden that the heavy work entailed for the ordinary workers.
For the passion of Martin Wallace, I am indebted to him how he wonderfully interweaves history and open game techniques for us
play fun at the table.
During one of the play evenings in Hilversum, I could try the game because one of the members
brought with it. But the box will also be nice in my game box.
Designers Gavan Brown, Matt Tolman, and Martin Wallace have created a beautifully refined product with Artists Lina Cossette, David Forest, and Damien Mammoliti.
brought on the market! They can do this more often!
During the evening I took some photo's during our gameplay.
Brass Birmingham an overview during the game @ the Boardgameclub in Hilversum
The Economy of Brass
Close Up ... Yes, we need some beer!
Investments & Turn order
Player Aid for new investments
Selling to the foreign market
The actions in my hand
Birmingham tells the story of competing entrepreneurs in Birmingham during the industrial revolution, between the years of 1770-1870
Forgive me for my average grammatical English .. some know it as a trademark of me .. but it keeps me
not to support the image with a bit more story.
Part two of a small impression of played games during one of the play evenings in Hilversum. Known and lesser-known games come here on the table but always played with pleasure.
Great Western Trail
Great Western Trail
Patrician Close Up during the game @ Boardgameclub in Hilversum - A fast and smooth game
the Middle Ages when men were men and wealthy men were inspired to build magnificent towers in order to show off how prosperous they were @ Boardgameclub in Hilversum
a Beautiful Overview
A power confrontation in China, still a beautiful game.
A Colorful view when all players creating their influence in China
The beautiful game on the table ... the city of Ulm
Wazzda?! @ Boargameclub Hilversum
First Class @ Boargameclub Hilversum
Somewhere deep in Space @ Boargameclub Hilversum
Close Up during the game - China & Korea
Power Grid - Korea Board at the boardgameclub Hilversum
We had a great game play at the boardgameclub with Wendake
Wendake in the Great Lakes region together with the Iroquois, Shawnee , Potomac and Seneca natives
1839, The Netherlands. The new railways are the way to get rich @ the boardgameclub Hilversum - The Netlherlands
Once upon a time in the west ..... a new card game was seen in the Saloon
Xavier Georges from a big box to a smart card game
In Carson City: The Card Game, each player is in charge of developing a city. You and your opponents try to choose the most lucrative parcels of land and buildings, then place these parcels and buildings wisely so as to make your city as prosperous as possible.
You can also win the support and gain the help of the most influential people in the city.
Players have their own symbol on their desk of cards
Do not ignore your opponents as they will try to make the best moves in your stead, with a trick-taking mechanism determining who goes first in each round.
Playing for more influence..
high of low which card to play?
Box & Components
The Sunny Valley of Carson City
A nice card game with a cunning bidding system with an interactive structure for the cities that are being built
The different buildings give you as a player the possibility to creatively build your own western city.
The different character offers the possibility to put things more to your hand and influence the bids.
Beforehand it is good to know which cards are invading.
Do not let your opponents take it too easily because certain cards can give a lot of bonus points.
It can be played smoothly miss you well anticipates the cards that you want to grab from the offer.
The symbols work clearly and artwork fits nicely into the atmosphere of the western theme.
Altiplano, a bag-building game along the lines of Orléans set in the South American highlands of the Andes — the Altiplano — is not a simple game, presenting players with new challenges time and again.
There are various ways to reach the goal, so the game remains appealing to try out new options and strategies, but success or failure also depends on whether your opponents let you do as you like or thwart the strategy you are pursuing.
The competition for the individual types of goods is considerable — as is the fun in snatching a coveted extension card from under another player's nose!
At the start of the game, players have access only to certain resources and goods, due to the different role tiles that each player receives that provide them. At the market, however, a player can acquire additional production sites that give new options. The numerous goods — such as fish, alpaca, cacao, silver, or corn — all have their own characteristics and places where they can be used. Whereas silver makes you rich, fish can be exchanged for other goods, and alpaca give you wool that you can then make into cloth.
Aside from building up an effective production, you must deliver the right goods at the right time, develop the road in good time, and store your goods cleverly enough to fill the most valuable rows with them. Often, a good warehouseperson is more relevant in the end than the best producer.
In the South American highlands of the Andes
South American highlands of the Andes
Bonus Card - Players View
Box & Components
Close Up - Fishing for Bonus Cards
Players have access only to certain resources and goods, due to the different role tiles that each player receives that provide them
Close Alpaca During the Game
@ Zuiderspel '18 in Veldhoven - The Netherlands
@ Zuiderspel '18 in Veldhoven - The Netherlands
A Little impression of Gaming at Ducsosim in Amersfoort - The Netherlands.
Ducosim Game Fair in Amersfoort
The Dutch East Indies
Close Up during the Game
The boardgame auction
Sales Sales Sales
Enjoying the Forest - Photosynthesis
Ready to play with my boys .. Azul
Keeping an eye on your opponent
Heights of Courage
Illusions of Glory
Illusions of Glory
at the Quined booth
Advanced Squad Leader
Advanced Squad Leader - North Bank
Santa Maria - Enjoying the Colonies
Santa Maria Centrale Board
Gaming at the Spellenpaleis a boardgamers gathering in Amersfoort
Rising Sun - Negotiation, and warfare in a feudal Japan!
Rising Sun - Nagato and his rulers
Conflicts in the regions in Japan
Close up during the game
Scythe: The Wind Gambit - Steam-driven behemoths sail freely across the sky, aiding their empire's expansion through innovation and confrontation
Mankind has long been confined to travel by land and sea, but a new technology has emerged from the greatest minds in Eastern Europa: airships
Gaming at the Boardgameclub in Hilversum
A New Dawn
A new adventure has started
An undiscovered country to conquer
Trading posts throughout the African continent
Making my Berenpark
Noria - The Wheel and Score Markers
Noria - The Market
Behind the Wheel
The Scoring Track
Close Up during the game
A visual flash back of classic game, do they hit the table again?
Catan one of my favorites, El Grande a beauty, the long session of History of the World, a game day with Shogun (Ikusa), holidays with Risk in the 80's and
Formula D and so on …
Which classic games appeal to the imagination?
Tigris & Euprates
History of the World
Ikusa - Shogun
Der Goldene Kompass
Formula D - Ready to Take off - Start of the Grandprix Monaco
Sunny Weather in Monaco
A visual impression of a light colorful family dice game
It's about rolling the ...
Close Up during the game
Easy learn and play
Let's roll ...
Just bring you games outside
A Small visual overview of a lovely family game
Escape from the island of Captain Goldfish !!
To play the match-and-memory game Memoarrr!, 2 to 4 players need the power of recollection and the luck of pirates. Only then can they make their escape from the island of Captain Goldfish, their pockets lined with rubies, before the lava swallows them up.
Memoarrr - Overview
In turn order, players reveal locations that are connected via the animal or the landscape to the most recently revealed location. If someone reveals a location without any connection, that player is out of the round. The last remaining pirate grabs one of the valuable treasures. Then, all revealed locations are turned face down before the search can start afresh.
As the cards do not change position during a game, players collect more and more information each round, enabling them to reveal new connections — but sometimes a little bit of luck is all it takes to get that treasure.
For advanced players, each animal comes with an additional special action that is triggered when a connected location is revealed — and they make Memoarrr! even more exciting and fun to play.
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