313 – Essen Post-Mortem!


It’s an odd numbered show and Andrew is our guest (hah!) We’re going to talk about his very first Essen Spiel experience.

313 fact – Eris is one of the largest dwarf planets in the solar system, slightly larger than Pluto, but farther away. It was originally designated 2003 UB313.

The Monthly Report: September

Andrew: 26 plays of 19 unique games, H-index 2, with Jekyll vs. Hyde, Delicious, Disney Sorcerer’s Arena Epic Alliances, Get on Board, Onitama, Royal Visit all played at least twice.

Anitra: 33 plays of 18 distinct games, H-index 4: Get on Board, Delicious, Jekyll vs. Hyde, Onitama

What We’ve Been Playing

The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged
Tempus Imperium
Boss Monster
Block and Key
Dead & Breakfast (our review)
A Game of Cat & Mouth
Wreck Raiders
Jekyll vs. Hyde (our review)
Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters
Ghosts Love Candy Too (review soon)
Green Team Wins (review soon)
Studies in Sorcery (review soon)

Andrew and Anitra hold Delicious

SNAP Review – Delicious

Plant the most efficient garden in this roll-and-write (ok, flip-and-draw) game. You can even play over video chat!

Watch the video (where we introduce our veggie-loving cat), or read the transcript, on the SNAP review page.


Andrew describes traveling in Germany, jet-lag, and the sheer SIZE of the Essen Spiel.

Throwing axes? wow!

The presence of certain publishers is very different in Germany than in the US (Amigo, HABA, etc.)

Food: spiral potato (“like a giant curly fry”), currywurst

Buying games: far more cash-driven than expected.

The Great Split
Similo (boardgame edition)
Zombie Life Insurance
Order Overload
Space Craft
Tir na Nog
Insert coin to play
(CORRECTION: SdJ nominee, not winner.)

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