Stone of Remembrance

July 17, 2006

Spiel des Jahres 2006

Filed under: Games — admin @ 11:51

As reported here, Thurn & Taxis has won the prestigious annual award, Spiel des Jahres. Thurn & Taxis defeated four other finalists to take the award.

The game was designed by Karen and Andreas Seyfarth; Seyfarth’s best (and best-known) design, Puerto Rico, was a 2002 finalist (the dexterity game Villa Paletti won for reasons that surpass understanding. This is Seyfarth’s second SdJ; he won for Manhattan in 1994.

It’s a very good game, with a mix of strategy and luck; it plays in 45 minutes and (despite comments to the contrary) doesn’t seem to have one absolute winning strategy. It also scales nicely between two and four players.

Congratulations to Hans Im Glück for its award-winning design.

Words, words, words

Filed under: Commentary — admin @ 10:11

I haven’t had much time to update the blog, what with Readercon and L’s birthday, but I picked up a link to this entertaining site. (Tip o’ the hat to The Nonist.)

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