Spiel Essen

By Polar_Bear
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Oct 23rd, 2017
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It’s a rainy Monday here in Atlanta. I actually love the rain. If there’s one thing I’m annoyed at, it’s that it wasn’t raining yesterday where I could stop and appreciate it more, as opposed to, y’know, driving through it to and from work. Ah well, not everything ...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 19th, 2016
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And we have the week continuing along. Seems this one’s going rather slowly, if you asked me. Earlier today, I looked at the clock and went, “How is it only just after 10am? I’ve been here in the office for the past 17 hours!” Note: I’d not actually been here 17 hours at...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 22nd, 2016
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Conventions are a great place to pick up some games. You can usually get the latest and greatest that’s available and pick it up right from the company, many times before anyone else has had a chance to get them. Mage Company will be at Spiel Essen in a couple weeks, and to make sure […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 6th, 2016
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Modiphius has a whole bunch of stories going on at once today. They’ve got a couple details up about what they’ll be doing at Essen. There’s a couple job openings. And there’s the print version of a Mutant Chronicles sourcebook now available....
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 22nd, 2016
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Gen Con tends to be the big show that sees a lot of new releases for gamers here in the States. Essen is much the same thing for those of you gamers who are over in Europe. The show is rapidly approaching, and Z-Man games has posted up what sort of releases they’ll have with […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 13th, 2016
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While most of us here in the US focus on Gen Con, the Speil in Essen, Germany, gets a lot of the focus for you gamers over in Europe. Many companies make their way to the show, as do many guests. For those companies to show off their products to all those guests, they often […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 15th, 2015
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Well, yesterday was quite a day. Very busy getting that Betrayal at Calth review done. For those that might not have seen it yet, spoilers: I think it’s a fun game that, with the announcement of the Specialty Development Studio, I hope gets some expansions in the future. I’d love to see s...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 4th, 2015
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And we’ve made it back to Sunday. At least for me, the day to get stuff done around the apartment and prep for the oncoming week. I might get in some electronic gaming later on, though. Hey, you can’t make it out to the LGS every day (try as some might). 😉 Since it is […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Oct 2nd, 2015
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And we’ve arrived. Friday. Such a great feeling. The weekend is just ahead with all the possibilities that it brings. I hope you’ve got some gaming lined up for yours. It is the perfect time for such things, after all. Friday also brings us a new batch of bite-sized stories. This group in...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Oct 1st, 2015
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Essen is coming up very quickly and the British are prepared! Various British board game and card game publishers are teaming up to invade the show, staking their claim in the vendor hall and all are offering special discounts on their games during the show....
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 30th, 2015
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Essen is just around the corner and a lot of companies are gonna be there. GCT Studios will be there. They’re also running a show special. If you want to get the new Kappa figure, you’ll have to pick it up at the show, or order it online form their webshop during the show (for […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 30th, 2015
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Essen is a great chance for companies to release new games to quite a large audience all at once (just like other big conventions like Salute and Gen Con). Ares Games is certainly taking that opportunity and running with it. They have quite a lot of games that they’ll be offering for the first ...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 29th, 2015
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I really want to go to Essen some year. I’ve done Gen Con many times now (something like 7-8) and think it’d be cool to go see some of the conventions over in Europe. Salute is one and Essen is the other. This year, Mayfair Games will be present and they’ll have some of their [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 27th, 2015
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Well, it’s the first Sunday of autumn and yeah, it’s easy to tell here in Atlanta. Yesterday was a heavy drizzle all day. Today it’s overcast with a little bit of a breeze. Rather nice. And, as usual for Sundays, we’ve got some bite-sized stories to give to you. Today’s ...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 4th, 2015
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Essen Spiel is just about a month away. Companies are finalizing plans for their trips out to the show. We’ll be getting more about what will be there as time goes by. But at the moment, part of Plaid Hat Games’ plans include finding some volunteers to help at the show!...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 27th, 2015
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Days of Wonder keeps Ticket to Ride nice and fresh with new map packs coming out to change up your game a bit. Once you think you’ve mastered one map, you can move on to the next. Map Collection 5 – United Kingdom will be coming out at Essen. It has maps of the UK […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Aug 25th, 2015
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Show of hands here who wish that they could go to Essen. *raises hand* Maybe someday. Well, if you’re one of the lucky ones that do get to go, and you want to get Dice City, the new city-building game from AEG, then you can go put in a pre-order for it and pick it […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 19th, 2015
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Essen Spiel. It’s one of the biggest shows of the year. Certainly the convention season can’t be considered over until after that show concludes. Too bad it’s just a bit out of my driving range to get to. It’s not out of Flatlined Games’ driving range, though. They’...
By Polar_Bear
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Feb 2nd, 2015
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Geek Nation Tours is now booking for their Essen Spiel Germany tour for 2015. This is one that I really wish I could go on. That show sounds like an absolute blast to go on, and from what I’ve heard from everyone I’ve talked to that’s gone on a GNT tour (for any event), it’s [...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 26th, 2014
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Essen is a rather important part of the gaming convention season. Unfortunately, a lot of us aren’t able to get over to Germany for it. JR Honeycutt was able to, though, and he lists out his Top 10 things he saw while at the show....
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 24th, 2014
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Gioconomicon had a great time at Essen last weekend and has posted up photos they took at the event. Source From them to you: The staff of Gioconomicon was at Essen fair, and while we were playing the new games, we took so many photos that we can share with you in our gallery. In […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 15th, 2014
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Ares Games will be bringing along Dino Race and their 4-engine bombers for Wings of Glory to Essen. Be sure to pick up yours at the show. Source From the announcement: Ares Games will attend Essen Spiel 2014 (Hall 3, Booth E100, October 16-19, Messe Essen) presenting two new releases: the family game...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 13th, 2014
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Mage Company will be bringing Raid & Trade, one of their new board games, with them to Essen. Source From the announcement: From the ashes of a devastating third World War, a precious few golden cities emerge offering hope to those who struggle for survival in the wastelands. Players explore the...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 7th, 2014
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Gioconomicon created a free app to help you track your purchases while at Spiel. Wish I was going. Source From the announcement: Gioconomicon.net has released the update for the FREE Android application that helps you keep track of your purchases at the next spiel fair in Essen! “Take with you ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 6th, 2014
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Mage Company is taking orders for Hoyuk, their new board game. They’ll have the game at Spiel and you can pick it up at the show. Source From the announcement: The pre-orders for Essen Spiel pick up will be available until the end of the next week 12/10. You can order your game by contacting [&...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 30th, 2014
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Hobby World will be at Spiel Essen and they’ve got quite a lineup planned for the show. Source From the press release: Hobby World at Essen 2014 It’s that special time of the year again — the long-awaited Essen show is upon us! October 16th-19th Essen becomes the center of the world for all boa...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 26th, 2014
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Historical Games Factory has started taking pre-orders for anyone that might be headed to Spiel and wanted to pick up their orders at the show. Source From the announcement: Historical Games Factory invites you to place preorders for personal pick-up at the Spiel’14 fair in Essen! The company will br...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 18th, 2014
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Historical Games Factory is now taking pre-orders for those of you that’ll be headed to Essen and want to pick up your products at the show. Source From the announcement: Historical Games Factory invites you to place preorders for personal pick-up at the Spiel’14 fair in Essen. The compan...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 2nd, 2014
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Historical Games Factory will be making their second appearance at Essen 2014 and will have some new releases available at the show. Source From them to you: Polish publishing company Historical Games Factory is going to make their second appearance at Spiel this year with some new games. They will b...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 8th, 2014
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Mage Company has some new releases available over in their webshop to pre-order. They’ll also be at Essen and if you want to pick up your order from them there, they’ll give you a special discount. Source From the announcement: New Products arrive at the end August: Hoyuk, Hoyuk: Obstacle...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 30th, 2013
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Gioconomicon has posted up their photos they took at Essen Spiel. Wish I’d been able to go. Source From the post: We from Gioconomicon were in Essen at SPIEL 2013 and, as every year, we took a lot of photos to new games!...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 20th, 2013
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Soda Pop Miniatures now has Super Dungeon Explore available for all your German-speaking peoples out there. Plus, they’ll be at Essen Spiel next week. Source From the update: You have asked for it and here it is! We have Super Dungeon Explore Rules in German Translation, and right in time for E...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 19th, 2013
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Freebooter Miniatures is showing off the greens of the minis that they’ll be releasing at Essen Spiel next week, along with a tease of a new, exclusive model they’ll have at the show. Source From the preview: Surprise – our new releases for SPIEL!!! Ahoy there, friends of the freshly-empt...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 17th, 2013
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Micro Art Studio will have some new Discworld miniatures available while at Essen Spiel. Source From the announcement: Here you can see the first official addition to Polish version of the “The Witches: A Discworld Game “. At the moment the addition will be available only in Poland, but w...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 16th, 2013
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Historical Games Factory will be at Essen and will have some convention exclusives at their booth. Note: The website is all in Polish. Source From the announcement: With Spiel 2013 coming next week, the Historical Games Factory team from Poland presents two special promo items available exclusively a...