Spiel 2018 Thursday Photos

After a short sleep and a big breakfast, it’s opening day of Spiel 2018 and the start of the adventures of thousands of board game lovers getting together and create what is the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL. The crowds were absolute bigger and the time it took to get to the press parking lot and inside the Messe, was crazy. I don’t think in the last 3 year’s I saw a busier day.

Today is also my start of all the pre-planned meetings with variousspace publishers, other content creators, picking up pre-orders or meeting up with new & old friends. It’s a process which starts months in advance, which may sound a little crazy and artificial, but for me, it really is needed to get safely through these hectic days. On the agenda were meet-ups with Katie from PSC Games, Rafael from Game Brewer, Daniel from TMG and also at midday the German Blogger Meet-up, where I got to hang out with some of the local content creators from Germany and my Spiel buddy, Andre!

Paul is another one of those souls in the hobby having his heart in the right place and deserving more love for his contribution he is given to the hobby. The hours and love he puts into his content is bonkers! So if you feel that too, have a look here and maybe chip in a little?

After Messe hours I went to Fitzpatrick for a more social event put together by Adhil to hang out with a bunch of board game Instagrammers, which after a bite to eat, fish & chips in my case, lead into joining Paul Grogan’s Gaming Rules event later that evening. These nights are just plain fun, with a huge variety of people from designers to casual gamers and the raffle they did had a TONS of games for everybody. For me, that is no incentive to join these meet-ups, all about relaxing and meeting fellow gamers, but it’s cool seeing people having fun with them.

One of the highlights, and a tradition really, is playing games with my American friends. Normally Steph is included in these play’s, but she was crushing it at the BGG booth with the live streams and the board game demonstrations. So, this time it was an all boy’s activity, Ron, Derek and my half brother from another mother, Rand, played Lift Off! by Hans im Glück. We got the pre-booked press table and got to play half a game. Besides the weird draft mechanism, it does what it sets out to do, quite well. There is more going on that meets the eye and what you are doing, does make sense with the space launching theme.

See here the other posts for more fun on Spiel 2018 

Press day post, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4.


Day 1

Spiel 2018 Arraial by MEBO Games
Arraial by MEBO Games from Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro & Paulo Soledade
Spiel 2018 Spiel 2018 Arraial by MEBO Games tiles
Arraial by MEBO Games tiles
Spiel 2018 Ragusa by Capstone Games & Braincrack games
Ragusa by Capstone Games & Braincrack games. Designed by Fabio Lopiano
Spiel 2018 Ragusa by Capstone Games & Braincrack games Fabio
Ragusa by Capstone Games & Braincrack games. Designed by Fabio Lopiano
Spiel 2018 Ragusa by Capstone Games & Braincrack games demo game
Ragusa by Capstone Games & Braincrack games
Spiel 2018 Gugong by Game Brewer Andreas Steding
Gugong by Game Brewer designed by Andreas Steding
Spiel 2018 Architectura by Game Brewer
Architectura by Game Brewer
Spiel 2018 Architectura by Game Brewer play mat
Spiel 2018 Architectura by Game Brewer
Spiel 2018 Trade on the Tigris by TMG Games
Trade on the Tigris by TMG Games
Spiel 2018 Gentes by TMG & Game Brewer
Gentes by TMG & Game Brewer
Spiel 2018 Gugong by Game Brewer & TMG
Spiel 2018 Gugong by Game Brewer
Spiel 2018 Festo by Game Brewer
Festo by Game Brewer
Spiel 2018 Festo by Game Brewer main board
Festo by Game Brewer
Spiel 2018 Ruthless by Alles Cat Games & Roland Macdonald
Ruthless by Alley Cat Games & Roland Macdonald
Spiel 2018 Ruthless by Alles Cat Games & Roland Macdonald tabletop
Spiel 2018 Ruthless by Alles Cat Games & Roland Macdonald
Spiel 2018 Dice Hospital by Alley Cat Games
Dice Hospital by Alley Cat Games
Spiel 2018 Discovery the age of voyage by Emporers4
Discovery the age of voyage by EmperorS4
Spiel 2018 Hanamikoji by Emporers4
Hanamikoji by EmperorS4
Spiel 2018 Emporers4
EmperorS4 interviews
Spiel 2018 Realm of Sand by Emporers4
Realm of Sand by EmperorS4
Spiel 2018 Tales of the Northlands The Sagas of Noggin the Nog by Nick Case
Tales of the Northlands The Sagas of Noggin the Nog by Nick Case
Spiel 2018 Tales of the Northlands The Sagas of Noggin the Nog by Nick Case game board
Tales of the Northlands The Sagas of Noggin the Nog by Nick Case
Spiel 2018 Tales of the Northlands The Sagas of Noggin the Nog by Nick Case components
Tales of the Northlands The Sagas of Noggin the Nog by Nick Case components
Spiel 2018 Tales of the Northlands The Sagas of Noggin the Nog by Nick Case heroes
Tales of the Northlands The Sagas of Noggin the Nog by Nick Case heroes
Spiel 2018 Tales of the Northlands The Sagas of Noggin the Nog by Nick Case cards
Tales of the Northlands The Sagas of Noggin the Nog by Nick Case cards
Chartered the Golden Age by Jolly Dutch productions
Chartered the Golden Age by Jolly Dutch productions
Spiel 2018 Chartered the Golden Age by Jolly Dutch productions demo
Chartered the Golden Age by Jolly Dutch productions
Spiel 2018 Underwater Cities by Delicious Games and Vladimir Suchy
Underwater Cities by Delicious Games and Vladimir Suchy
Spiel 2018 Underwater Cities by Delicious Games and Vladimir Suchy boxes
Underwater Cities by Delicious Games and Vladimir Suchy
Spiel 2018 Pirates by Forbidden Games
Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates by Forbidden Games
Spiel 2018 Glenn Drover with Forbidden Games
Glenn Drover with Forbidden Games
Spiel 2018 Railroad Rivals by Glenn Drover from Forbidden Games
Railroad Rivals by Glenn Drover from Forbidden Games
Spiel 2018 Mini WWII by Formosa Force Games from Wei-Cheng Cheng
Mini WWII by Formosa Force Games from Wei-Cheng Cheng
Spiel 2018 Mini WWII by Formosa Force Games from Wei-Cheng Cheng demo
Mini WWII by Formosa Force Games from Wei-Cheng Cheng
Spiel 2018 Majolica by Blue Magpie Games
Majolica by Blue Magpie Games
Spiel 2018 Forgotten City by TWOPLUS Games
Forgotten City by TWOPLUS Games
Spiel 2018 Robin Hood and the Merry Men by Final Frontier Games
Robin Hood and the Merry Men by Final Frontier Games
Spiel 2018 line-up from ThunderGryph Games Tao Long Dead Man's Doubloon Spirit Forest
Spiel 2018 line-up from ThunderGryph Games. Tao Long, Dead Man’s Doubloon, Spirits of the Forest, Overseers
Spiel 2018 Tang Garden by ThunderGryph Games
Tang Garden by ThunderGryph Games
Spiel 2018 Tang Garden by ThunderGryph Games overview
Tang Garden by ThunderGryph Games
Spiel 2018 Lift Off by Hans im Glück player area
Lift Off by Hans im Glück
Spiel 2018 Lift Off by Hans im Glück money
Lift Off by Hans im Glück money
Spiel 2018 Lift Off by Hans im Glück money space ship
Spiel 2018 Lift Off by Hans im Glück spaceship
Spiel 2018 Lift Off by Hans im Glück money cardbacks
Lift Off by Hans im Glück money card backs
Spiel 2018 Lift Off by Hans im Glück with Derek Jonson
Lift Off by Hans im Glück with Derek (zenracer)

Some random snaps from around the Messe and late night farm racing in Iceland

 

 

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And that’s it for Thursday, which already went into Friday when finishing up our play of Reykholt with Adhil, and how fitting, Oskar & Magnus from Iceland! That was a bunch of fun, while to be honest, Reykholt is not the game for me.

Like they would say on television, stay tuned and be back to check out my Friday coverage of Spiel 2018 and more fun stuff to share with you all!

~Marlon

 

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