Archive for tag: Essen

Essen 2010.

31 October, 2010 (16:57) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

Essen this year was huge!

Of course it is supposed to be the world’s biggest board game fair, but in all my years going there I’ve simply never seen that many people. Games seem to clearly increase in popularity. This was also noticeable from the publishing side as there seems to be more games available every [...]

Essen 2009

27 October, 2009 (11:15) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

Essen 2009 summary

Essen 2008.

27 October, 2008 (11:12) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

I am just back from four days in Essen, Germany, where I stayed for the annual game fair. Essen is all about analog gaming: from LARP and RPG to board and card games. As usual, I was stricken by the diversity and vitality I felt in contrast to the current staleness of the video games [...]

Essen 2007

22 October, 2007 (18:18) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

As a board game devotee, I accomplish a yearly pilgrimage to the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL which most people simply call “Essen” from the name of the German city where it takes place. As the world’s biggest “paper” game convention, it is to board games what E3 was to video games. But, unlike E3, I always [...]