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I found this article over at Gamasutra, an art-and-business-of-video-games site about Essen entitled "Four Days in the Center of the Board Game Universe".

I thought it was interesting for an outside perspective of Essen:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/2007/four_days_in_the_...

"While they don't have much direct relevance to the video game market, the design ideas introduced in board games do evolve into video game mechanics. Further, popular board games showcased this year at Essen may end up digitized and popularized on gaming consoles, as with The Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne. Gamasutra was lucky enough to attend the biggest board game show in the world, in Essen, Germany, and presents this on-the-floor report on the latest developments."
 
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Nice article. But I wouldn't say it's an 'outsider' view per se, since it was written by long-time board gamer, Ward 'Call me Wardo' Batty.
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Thanks for the nice words about the article.
 
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