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Essen 2015 Game Release List

Original list can be found at https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/174654/spiel-2015-preview/page/1. It's a hefty read but hopefully this breakdown will make things a little easier.

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Essen Countdown: Day Four

Oct 07, 2015

So, in twelve hours we will be pulling into a car park near(ish) to Gatwick airport getting ready to check in our empty suitcases and board a plane to Dusseldorf!For some reason I have a distinct feeling of DREAD, (not just dread!) I am putting it down to the fact I am over organised and therefore have nothing left to do! Catsitters are booked, confirmed and the cats have enough food to survive a nuclear apocalypse. We have passports, boarding passes, money and print out for the few gam

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Essen Countdown: Day Three - Things I MUST play!

Oct 05, 2015

Unlike a lot of cons, Essen is more of a trade show and your actual game playing time in the venue will be very limited, unless you are prepared to spend hours hovering over gamers waiting for them to finish, which is tough when there is so much to see. Most playing takes place in peoples hotels after hours. However, there are a few games I am setting out to make sure I get a play in over the weekend, for various reasons!Creature College

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Essen Countdown: Day Two

Oct 03, 2015

As I mentioned yesterday, this year it's all about the expansions, so that's what a lot of these are. There are expansions for some of my real favourites so I'm busting to get my hands on them. Some of these were previously released at GenCon so are old hat for those of you in the US, but still new to us in Europe! Builders: Antiquity Builders of the middle ages is a great game that packs a great punch f

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Essen Countdown: Day One Preorders

Oct 02, 2015

For those of you who don't know - do you live under a rock? Essen Spiel 2015 is rapidly approaching.Spiel in Essen is the Worlds biggest board game event with over 150,000 people expected through the doors over a four day period. With just five days until we get on a plane headed for Germany, I thought I should give you a little taste of what's to come!This will be my third year at Spiel and the first one I have been organised enough to look at what I might want in advance! Today

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