Meet & Greet with some of the amazing people behind all the new hotness
What a day one this was, we met so many intriguing and fascinating people, I don’t even know where to begin with. As you may understand, these blogs will all be in a blitz kind of way. Trying to squeeze them in between the slower hours. And those are just very rare, which is a great thing!
So we will keep it short and sweet and won’t bore you with too much details and let the pictures speak for themself. There was tons more, but we will keep it at bite size.
But first, show some goodies
Kept it quite civil and still need to pick up some more games that are still on the wish list. We do wait for some Dutch releases, so if you are missing some of the big hotness, that may explain their absence.
The meets and greets
We did several short talks to a lot of people and the positive vibe which is surrounding the board game hobby is just something very special. We will display just a few which stood out for us, and we took pictures of instead of too much talking. And of course, they gave us some content to great games to share with you and you should go check out at Spiel. If else, why would we be talking about these right?
And now something where, if we are upfront and very honest, we are very looking forward too. Tokyo Metro by Jordan Draper. Coming to Kickstarter this January and this is our favorite game up until now this Spiel 2017! It’s a complex economic strategy game, but is flows very well and is very accessible after only a few rounds. The ramping up it does with the passing rounds, gives some major final rounds and makes it a compelling game right until the end. There is much more to tell about the game, but wait for the Kickstarter, it will be AMAZING! We played almost a full game and ended within such a close endgame, 2000 difference, talk about a well-balanced game. Again, this is going to be a publisher and designer, which is going to be high on our list of must have games.
We’ve met a bunch more people and have a lot more great future news to share (and sometimes we cannot…yet), but for now we will have to make it to bed and prepare for another day at the Messe.
But, we have some more great pictures from Essen before we leave you be.
Have a great day or night, depends on when you are reading this of course. If you are going to Spiel, have a fantastic time and enjoy all the fun which Essen brings. May you see me running around, play a game or having a chat with somebody, please say hi. Would love to meet you!