Essen 2009 Day 2 – Friday 23rd

24 Oct

Quick update tonight because I am beyond tired.

Women in Toys meeting this morning was interesting but very sparsely attneded. I think it is worth following up for information about any  Australian groups (including, I think, a WiT chapter).

Next was a brief chat with Peter Eggert at Eggertspiele, followed by a longer chat with Guido Teuber from Mayfair. Very successful and interesting.

Meanwhile, Fraser played Cable Car and Montego Bay with Ann, Ageeth, Martin and the girls.

A drink run took longer than expected but should be worthwhile.

We played Hansa Teutonica but I had to stop playing to take a child to the toilet. I am getting sick of being at the mercy of 3 people’s bladders instead of just my own.

I think it was a bit late in the day for me to be trying the game. I’d like to try it again, but it felt surprisingly like I was placing arbitrary bits of coloured wood on a board. I was definitely too tired to try it, though.

Later, we tried Koplopers & Dwarsliggers. This is a dutch game and is not bad at all. Our game was interrupted by one of my daughters’ bladders. Again.

Last try of the day was Such a Thing, from Valley Games. This seemed pretty funny at the booth but really came into its element back in our room when we were playing something quick before bed.

Here’s the set of descriptions we came up with during our session.


Posted by on October 24, 2009 in essen, games



4 responses to “Essen 2009 Day 2 – Friday 23rd

  1. Tom Rosen

    October 24, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Thanks for the update! Short updates are still definitely better than nothing, and very much appreciated 🙂

    It was nice to see you and Otto on the GeekBuzz live video stream earlier today. It looked like you two were having a lot of fun.

    Hope the rest of the convention is a blast!

  2. Tom Rosen

    October 24, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Forgot to mention, thanks again for the Picasa photos, they’re great 🙂

  3. John Mellby

    October 25, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Just saw you on webcam at the BGG Booth.
    Are you and family coming to BGG Con this trip, or is it just Europe?

  4. Stef Focus

    October 25, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Lovely coverage, though I was a bit surpised to see myself in one of the photos (I didn’t notice it being taken). In a post a few days ago (wednesday I believe) you mentioned the inflatable ostriches of the Lamont brothers. Today (saturday) they had them again and I took a picture of them in the outdoors space in the middle of the fair. If you want I can send it?


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