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If You Liked This, Try This – Books and Board Games

The cold season is upon us (at least for most people in the northern hemisphere), which means it’s time for books. And board games. Maybe both? Can the feel of a book be transported into a board game or the other way round? Naty from Naty’s Book Shelf and I are on a mission to find out!
In case you read fiction, definitely check out Naty’s blog for some interesting takes on books. If you don’t read fiction, what are you even doing with your life? Start reading fiction! Naty’s Book Shelf has some nice recommendations for you.
So, today we will give you some ideas which books resemble which board games and vice versa. I’ll start with two book recommendations based on board games you might have enjoyed, and Naty gives two recommendations the other way round. We have purposefully avoided books/board games which are from the same intellectual property (“If you liked this Star Wars book, play this Star Wars game). It’s about the feel of a game! Continue reading

The Essen that was… 2017

The annual board game Mecca which is the Essen SPIEL has ended, and, like all attendants, I am a bit overcome by the sheer amount of games and gamers. I have only been there for two of the four days, but that was enough to try out a lot of games and enjoy the company of like-minded people… except, of course, when I was walking somewhere and had to make my way through thousands of tightly packed like-minded people. No, of course I’m kidding – the crowd at SPIEL is very friendly (and always up for a game). I am very thankful for this experience to the various people I encountered over one or the other game as well as to my two friends who went and shared most of the games with me at the fair.
Here are some of the titles I played and liked.
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