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Farewell 2019 – New-to-Me Games

The year is coming to an end. I hope you had a good 2019 and could move some things in the directions that you wanted. One of the most enjoyable ways of that is to move wooden meeples, plastic miniatures, or cardboard counters over game boards, and I also hope you had a lot of good board gaming. While I am not the person who plays the most new games every year, I certainly play some that are new to me – and so I invite you to have a look at the games which I discovered this year which I enjoyed the most! Obviously, no „new-to-me“ post could be complete without a shoutout to the inventor of the concept, the venerable Cult of the New-to-Me Leader Dave! Check out his blog and subscribe for reviews on and news about board games (including excellent coverage of their digital versions!).
So, here are my top 3 new-to-me games of 2019: Continue reading

Farewell 2018 – New-to-me Board Games

How fast the year has (almost) passed! As always, actually. And, also as always, it’s been eventful. The major change in my life is that I’ve finished my M.A. thesis (on the Cold War in board games). That means that I am no longer at least part-time professionally involved with history (I work in a non-related field), but my passion has not faded. In fact, one of the first things I did after my enrollment at university was terminated (and with it my access to the university’s libraries) was to create an account at another scientific library for myself. The books on history keep rolling my way.
So, there has been reading, but, of course, also a lot of gaming and blogging (historical or not). I’d like to share some of my favorites from this year with you. You’ll notice that hardly any book or game of those (or none at all?) was published in 2018. I have played games and read books from 2018, but they haven’t made it to these lists. New is not always better.
I give three nominations per category and crown one the winner – one category per day. So, let’s start with our first category. Continue reading