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Spielwarenmesse 2014 — Images from Nürnberg: La Isla, Brügge: Die Stadt am Zwin and More

W. Eric Martin
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We've finished our first full day at Spielwarenmesse 2014, the annual toy and game fair in Nürnberg, Germany, and my cameraperson and I recorded 37 game videos today. Granted many of them are short — and one may or may not contain images of me pole-dancing — but that's still a lot of videos. Unfortunately, the hotel we're in caps the upload speed at something under 150 kB/sec (in addition to requiring a log-in every few hours), so I think we might have to wait until I return to the U.S. before we can start processing videos and posting them on BGG. We'll see...

For now, here are a handful of images I shot today at the fair. I should have shot more perhaps, but I'll point to the 37 videos recorded as a sign that I wasn't slacking.

Board Game: La Isla
Prototype of Stefan Feld's La Isla, due out from alea in September 2014

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Prototype of Stefan Feld's Brügge: Die Stadt am Zwin, coming from Hans im Glück

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New engraved dice next to the previously shown dice for IELLO's Guardians' Chronicles

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Poster for Madame Ching, coming from Hurrican and designers Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc

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Prototype of Akrotiri from Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim, coming from Z-Man Games

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New cover for Fairy Tale from Z-Man Games. Love it! The back cover mentions ten new cards and a game variant by Richard Garfield

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Poster for a game I've never heard of before from Z-Man Games and designers Anders and Olle Tyrland

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Cover image of the next big Andor expansion, coming from KOSMOS for Spiel 2014

I'll note that videos and more details for some of these items will be forthcoming as I have more appointments over the next two days. One additional note for now: English editions of the Andor expansions are not an impossibility, but until everything is in place, nothing can be promised or announced.
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