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Boardgames in Blighty – EssenSpiele 2016 – These games caught my attention…

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EssenSpiele 2016 – These games caught my attention…

ESSEN!!! Yep it’s the best games faire in the world and its time again to take a look.

This year sees another huge leap in the growth in this DADDY of all board game faires with 1074 publishers. This is crazy in a wonderful sort of way of course. 🙂

Sadly, I can’t go to Essen this year for health reasons but I’ve had a look at the BGG Preview list and here is my list so far of games that I find interesting. To be honest, I just can’t get overly excited about what’s on offer this year. I’ve probably grown too fussy, but there is a lot of the “same old” stuff and a lot of derivative stuff. Not a lot that I would consider fresh and really interesting.

Unfortunately there are Legendary Deck-building games for Firefly and Big Trouble in Little China but I’m not a fan of deck-building games as they tend to be about the mechanics, and don’t drive the theme. Shame really.

Anyhoo, there are a few gems which really suit my interests as follows…

hannibal

Hannibal: Carthage vs. Rome

Publishers – Phalanxx

Booth 2-C110

20th anniversary version – Its always intrigued me and I’ve never got around to it. This looks like the version to have. 

warquest

Warquest

Publishers – L4 Studios, Mr. B. Games

Booth 7-F120, in space shared with co-publisher Cloud Island

A huge fantasy war game which looks pretty impressive.

ire

Days of Ire: Budapest 1956

Publishers – Mr. B Games and Cloud Island

Booth 7-F120, in space shared with co-publisher Cloud Island

I saw the Kickstarter on this one and it does look brilliant. Probably my number 1 choice if I was going.

vcommandos

V-Commandos

Publishers – Triton Noir

Available for demo games at SPIEL 2016 ahead of the game’s release in 2017

A cooperative commando operations game? Take my money please! My 2nd choice if I was going…

Boardgames in Blighty – Kickstarter News 7/2/15 If I had the cash I’d have a look at …

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Boardgames in Blighty – Kickstarter News 7/2/15 If I had the cash I’d have a look at …

GreatWar

I’m  Memoir 44 and Battle Cry owner and fan so this is an absolute no brainer.  And a British company, YAY! Shame I don’t have the cash as I would back this one. 😦

The latest adaptation of Richard Borg’s Command & Colours system. Bringing the epic battles of World War 1 to the gaming table.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992455033/the-great-war-0?ref=category_newest