SPIEL 2019 Impressions

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As in many previous years SPIEL in Essen was the highlight of our boardgaming year. For the first time since we started going regularly, I attended on Thursday. Our usual schedule has been to go Fridays and Sundays and skip Saturday because it is too packed. This year, I got up at 5:40 and took an early train to arrive at SPIEL around 10:30. The following is a list of games and my comments. Some I played, some I bought, others were explained to me and for quite a few I only watched other people play for a bit. This year I had pre-ordered a few things and planned my other buys quite a bit so there were few spontaneous additions. I was burned on blind-buying a game just recently (I really didn’t enjoy Black Angel like I had hoped I would) and so I was more careful than in some previous years.

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