Essen 2006 - Photo show
Some first visual impressions from Thursday and Friday at Essen. More to follow after the show together with some longer comments...
I will start with the motto of all Essen visits. People playing a game on the floor at the Kosmos booth wearing some interesting T-Shirts...
Nein, dieser TISCH wird nach dem Spiel nicht frei
(No this *TABLE* will not be available after this game)
Battlelore hype at the Days of Wonder booth
Playing Battlelore (Yes, we did it!). And yes, it's totally worth the hype. Unfortuntaley the game was only available for pre-order
We also got to play Cleopatra and the Society of Architects
Taluva by Hans im Glück - My personal favorite so far
Taluva works great as a two-player game
Over-sized game of Haste Bock (Shear Panic)
Teuber's Kampf um Rom at the Kosmos booth
Kampf um Rom - Pretty close to a Euro-Wargame hybrid?! Although there is no combat, it has some contfrontation. But whether it will be successful?
Details of the Kampf um Rom board
Another popular title: Kosmos' Die Säulen der Erde with about 2 hours of playing time (at the show)
Space Dealer - Real-time gaming at the extremely crowded Eggertspiele booth. Most innovative game we have seen. Maybe the next Geheimtip?
Space Dealer sessions - A game lasts exactly 30 minutes but people were willing to wait at the booth for 60-90 minutes just to get a table...
Space Dealer details (at home)
Imperial designed by Mac Gerdts and published by Eggertspiele. Similarities with Antike are intentional