Thoughts & Delusions

  • My Top 20 Cooperative Games

    Rank Item 1 Spirit Island 2 Gloomhaven 3 Hardback 4 The Crew: Mission Deep Sea 5 Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition 6 Menara 7 The LOOP 8 So Clover! 9 Paint the Roses 10 Pandemic 11 Top Ten 12 Décorum 13 The Shipwreck Arcana 14 Just One 15 Pandemic: Fall of Rome 16 Zombicide 17 Sub […]

  • Not enough space in the Kallax

    my collection has been growing again since last winter’s attempts to limit growth.

  • History in games

    Most of my games with historic themes just history as a backdrop and are not educational at all with a small number of notable exceptions: Pax Pamir 2 and Leaving Earth are definitely closely modeled (or as close as games can get) on history each with their very own perspective. Both provide very immersive gameplay […]

  • Games on my Solo Stack

    Due to reasons, I’ve been playing a lot of solo games in recent months. Here’s what is currently on my dining table (or close to it anyway). The oldest one of these games is Sprawlopolis a small city building game that gives me 3 different scoring goals each time I play and just 18 cards […]

  • First Impression: Red Rising

    Yesterday, my copy of Red Rising arrived. We almost started drooling over the nice materials of the CE as we unpacked together. It’s what I expect of Stonemaier games though. Also: a really nice insert. Big improvement since Wingspan. I immediately played two solos. The automa actions are somewhat random but they still provide a […]

  • Game Notes: Rocketmen

    We just finished our first game of Rocketmen. Including learning the game together, it took us something between 2 and 3 hours to finish the first game. I expect this time to go to around 2 hours with two people and some practice maybe as fast as 90 minutes. But I doubt that. This is […]

  • My 25 most anticipated Games for 2021

    This includes some reprints and expansions and is basically my wishlist for the coming year. Some of which is already preordered either via Kickstarter or otherwise. (Geeklist)

  • Spiel 2020

    Spiel 2020

    Was canceled. Instead there was and a bunch of streamers and youtubers doing their very best to give us the spirit of the fair. In any case, I wouldn’t have bought quite so many games at the fair this year because I already backed so many kickstarters in 2019 for which I still owe […]

  • Brettspiel: Parks

    Brettspiel: Parks

    Worum geht es? Wenn man es mal wieder nicht vor die Tür geschafft hat, kann man in diesem Spiel ohne grosse Anstrengung (oder einen weiten Flug) durch die amerikanischen Nationalparks wandern und dabei das ein oder andere Photos machen. Wer die Parks schon kennt, wird die Bilder erkennen. Jeder einzelne Park wurde wunderschön von verschiedenen […]

  • Spiele seit März

    Spiele seit März

    oder wie ich kompensiert habe. Normalerweise habe ich ja hauptsächlich zur Spielemesse Brettspiele gekauft. Und wir haben ja im November auch noch einen grossen Spieleabend mit verschiedenen damals gekauften Spielen gemacht. Seither wollte ich immer mal eine grosse Runde für Dune zusammenbringen. Das hat leider nicht sollen sein, da sich ja das Brettspiel Geschehen auf […]