Gamer profile

I’m always trying to come up with new ideas to develop our gaming group. To help newcomers find their future favourite games, I’ve come up with this idea (actually, it’s stolen from someone on the Spielfrieks list) of gamer profiles and matching games to gamers. I’ve graded all the games on five categories: luck element, … Continue reading Gamer profile

Games I’ve played recently

Few words on some games I’ve played recently: Two days ago I tried out Puerto Rico in the Brettspielwelt, the German online board game server. Puerto Rico must’ve been a tough conversion, but they’ve done reasonable job cramming all that information on such a small screen. The building menu is hidden well and can’t be … Continue reading Games I’ve played recently

Games Journal

The Games Journal for September has been published! Go read it now, if you’re interested in board games. It’s simply the best webzine there is. I usually read it immediately after it comes out. It’s always there, 1st of each month. I also always send Greg Aleknevicus, the editor, few lines of encouragement after each … Continue reading Games Journal

Ziploc bag overusers anonymous

I confess — I just love ziploc bags. Today I re-bagged my Puerto Rico, inspired by a post to rec.games.board I saw. Now I have 55 colonists in one bag and a 4-player bag and a 5-player bag. Both have 20 colonists, one Prospector, a ship (7 and 8) and victory points (20 and 22). … Continue reading Ziploc bag overusers anonymous

Computer games & Mah Jong

You won’t see me writing about computer games often; I don’t play them much and when I play, it’s usually just to kill time. Of course, there’s no better way to kill time than to play Civilization (or Alpha Centauri) — oops, there goes another six hours… During the last few years, I’ve only bought … Continue reading Computer games & Mah Jong

Zèrtz

For Finnish users, there’s a new review at my web site: Zèrtz. I’ve played about 50 games of Zèrtz during this summer, both PBeM and with a real set. I love it! It’s quick to play so you can play lots of it. The rules are easy to learn but there’s just right amount of … Continue reading Zèrtz

Summer of abstract gaming

If I had to define the theme of this summer, it’s been abstract gaming. I was looking for something to do with my e-mail as I was constantly connected at work. Well, I found PBEM games. I’ve played many games now on Richard’s PBeM Server. The interface is quite nice and the games have been … Continue reading Summer of abstract gaming