After-Essen Eindhoven Gamers Gaming Blowout
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Recommend
12 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
What we played on Thursday night and all day Friday at the after-Essen blowout...
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: Spiel2011 [+] [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Click Clack Lumberjack [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1514]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
James came home with one of the many copies of this bought by MikeB and Kris. Lots of laughter with this one, including the total disaster of game two where James knocked it all over on his first hit.

Game 1: Game2: Game 3:
Michael 8 1 1
James 2 - a lot 2
StefanU 2 1 8
Oskar -7 0 -19
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Space Maze [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:6907]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Takes a bit of thinking to get your head into the game, but once you know what you are doing, quite entertaining. Room for some nifty moves and some clever play.

Winner: Oskar & Michael (team)
Losers: James, Audrey, Stefan
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Deluges [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:13075]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Both StefanU and I got this on his advice at 10.00 Thursday for only 25 Euros: gone by 11.00. After the two days of games, this may have been the favorite. Tough to manage the expanding population and dwindling resources and rising waves. Stunning components, two different maps. StefanW had a very bizarre strategy which didn't quite work out. Very nice find!

StefanU 19
Michael 17
James 12
StefanW 2
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Arriala: Canal de Garonne [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:6103]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Most boring victory premise in that you get to become a world-famous supervisor at game's end. The game itself was quite fun and fast. I'm glad the game did not go one player longer, else StefanU would have killed us. Not sure of the replay value, but James got it for a tenner, so we got the worth out of it already!

Michael 23
Paul 20
James 16
StefanU 13
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Alcatraz: The Scapegoat [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:2310]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Took a while to figure the gameplay out. Not my favorite, but the other guys seemed to think it was ok.

Winners: Michael, James, Paul
Loser: StefanU
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Prêt-à-Porter [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:1040]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Not an easy one to learn from the rules on the fly, and there are some big holes in the initial setup descriptions, but we plunged ahead. Got in 3/4 of a game, and I really like it. The theme doesn't do much for me, but it fits the play very well. Seems to be a LOT of options and the theme fits together well. One of the day's favorites.

Paul 143
Michael 124
James 98
StefanU 89
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Space Bastards [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:9180]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Got a 1/3 of a game in. Went slowly, as AP can be killing here, so don't play with slow friends. A lot of potential, and looking forward to the next play of a full game.

StefanU 7+
James 7
Paul 5
Michael 5
Kris 4
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Caveman Curling [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:3570]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Fun flicking game!

Oskar/Kris 6
Michael/StefanU 2
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Get Bit! [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:1960]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
My son loved pulling the bits apart and he came very close to the win!

Paul
Oskar
StefanU
Kris
Michael
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game: Click Clack Lumberjack [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1514]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
More of this one...

Kris 5 3
James 3 0
Audrey 2 -lots
StefanU -2 0
Michael -4 -6
Paul -23 0
Oskar ? ?
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: Let's Take a Hike [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:7598]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Pleasant card game with great art.

StefanU 12
James 7
Michael 4
Paul 3
Kris 2
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Board Game: Tuareg [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:5915]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Kind of a ho-hum filler.

StefanU 13
James 12
Kris 8
Paul 6
Michael 5
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
13. Board Game: Québec [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1083]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Well, I didn't like this one much, but the other players seemed to think better of it. Too abstract and too few choices of actions, too repetitive and no sense of progression era to era. And the board is butt-ugly.

StefanU 93
Kris 92
Paul 87
James 86
Michael 70
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
14. Board Game: Old Men of the Forest [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:11232]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Wow, this card game was bad. At least the wonderful apes benefit from the sales.

Stefan 22
Kris 11
Michael 9
James 8

???
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
15. Board Game: Drum Roll [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1147]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Everyone gone except me and James, we played one third of the game to try it out. The art is wonderful, and the gameplay is not too bad either, but I don't have too many Euros, so I'm happy. Looking forward to another go.
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.