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Essen SPIEL ’18 Live Blog – Sunday

Essen SPIEL ’18 Live Blog – Sunday

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Welcome to the final day of Essen SPIEL '18 where we're cramming in LOADS more videos covering what's happening here from a myriad of different companies.

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Find Out More About Essen

Check Out Day One & Win Prizes

Decrypto - Aliens: Hadley's Hope - Witless Wizards - Gizmos - Dragon's Breath - Escape Tales: The Awakening - WWX Forlorn Hope Posse - 8BitBox - The Walking Dead: Here's Negan - Magnificent Flying Machines - PlastCraft Crashed Plane Terrain

Check Out Day Two & Win Prizes

Vault Of Dragons + 2x D&D Paint Sets (Heroes & Monsters) - Aristeia Walls Terrain Set - Lincoln - Don't Get Got - Holding On: The Troubled Life Of Billy Kerr - Dicium - Mountains - Fog Of Love (Choice Of Cover) - Swordcrafters - Silk - V-Commandos - 3x Tainted Grail Artbooks + Exclusive Coin - Pyramid Of Pengqueen

Check Out Day Three & Win Prizes

Talisman: Legendary Tales - Venus Next (Terraforming Mars Expansion) - Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles - Tsukuyumi - War Chest & Scorpius Freighters - FAITH RPG Core Book - Dungeon Terrain Set - Magnate Resin Buildings - Lightseekers Playmat, Deck Box & Folio (Of Your Choice)

Check Out Day Four & Win Prizes

Age Of Sigmar Champions Playmat & Deck Box (Of Your Choice) - 2x KeyForge Decks - Mistfall: Chronicles Of Frost & All That Burns - Contract - Doomseekers - Dinosaur Island - Blood Red Skies Core Box Organiser - 4x4 Gaslands Mat - Trapwords - 10x Harry Potter Ford Anglia Puzzles - Village Attacks - Dark Souls The Card Game - Hero Realms - Goblout

The meeples are waiting to be played with and there is cardboard to punch out as we get ready to get stuck into more games and get YOU more prizes.

Come and join us!

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Welcome To The Final Day Of Essen SPIEL '18 Coverage!

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Welcome to another day of madness here at Essen SPIEL ’18! As always throughout the next few hours we have plenty of goodies to give away and companies to talk to PLUS we have another three days for you to run through as well!

Check Out Day One & Win Prizes

Decrypto – Aliens: Hadley’s Hope – Witless Wizards – Gizmos – Dragon’s Breath – Escape Tales: The Awakening – WWX Forlorn Hope Posse – 8BitBox – The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan – Magnificent Flying Machines – PlastCraft Crashed Plane Terrain

Check Out Day Two & Win Prizes

Vault Of Dragons + 2x D&D Paint Sets (Heroes & Monsters) – Aristeia Walls Terrain Set – Lincoln – Don’t Get Got – Holding On: The Troubled Life Of Billy Kerr – Dicium – Mountains – Fog Of Love (Choice Of Cover) – Swordcrafters – Silk – V-Commandos – 3x Tainted Grail Artbooks + Exclusive Coin – Pyramid Of Pengqueen

Check Out Day Three & Win Prizes

Talisman: Legendary Tales – Venus Next (Terraforming Mars Expansion) – Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles – Tsukuyumi – War Chest & Scorpius Freighters – FAITH RPG Core Book – Dungeon Terrain Set – Magnate Resin Buildings – Lightseekers Playmat, Deck Box & Folio (Of Your Choice)

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Getting A Peek At The Prototype For CMON's Sugar Blast!

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CMON has been showing off one of their newer games here at the convention which is still in the prototype stage. The game is called Sugar Blast!

Working alongside some familiar mechanics from other games of its type, and very much tapping into the mobile phone game market it seems the game has some cool twists to it.

Making sweet combinations can be such a blast! In Sugar Blast, you try to make connections between same-coloured Candies to create Blasts! You must swap out two adjacent Candies to make a string of three or more of the same type.

Then, you remove the matched Candies and adjust the unique tilting board so that Candies slide down to fill in the missing spaces. Finally, you fill in Candies at the top from ones chosen randomly from the bag. The bigger the Blast you create, the more Candies you’ll earn.

This is one we might have to keep our eye on since it could be another good gateway game!

 

Getting A Peek At The Prototype For CMON's Sugar Blast!
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Fantasy Flight Have Something Unique In Keyforge And Discover + WIN Two Keyforge Decks

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FFG have made a big splash with the launch of their first two unique games; the collectable card game Keyforge and the exploration board game Discover.

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Keyforge was announced at GenCon, where it made quite a stir with its promise of providing players with completely unique decks with every purchase.

Discover takes this technology and applies it to a scenario based board game, providing players with their own combinations of missions and characters to make sure everyone gets a personal gaming experience.

Both games are really exciting in what they promise for the industry to come and we cannot wait to see what Fantasy Flight have planned for them in the future.

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Bumping Into The UKGE Team & Looking Forward To Next Year!

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The UK Games Expo guys are at Spiel ’18 and we stopped off with them to have a quick chat about how they felt UKGE went this year and how are things shaping up for the future.

Keep an eye out for the subtle appearance of a familiar face.

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NSKN Games Build A Mighty Pyramid With Teotihuacan + WIN Mistfall: Chronicles Of Frost And All That Burns

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NSKN Games’ Teotihuacan has been one of the most hotly anticipated games of Spiel ’18. So much so that they sold out of it within the first few hours of Day One!

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Teotihuacan is a large Eurogame where players seek to build a pyramid in Mesoamerica, using dice-as-workers. Strategise and work hard to ensure you create a monument that will stand the test of time.

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White Wolf Keep Up The Masquerade With Vampire & More For World Of Darkness

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White Wolf Publishing has of course been doing a lot focus around Vampire The Masquerade but the role-playing game also matches up alongside the return of a card game AND a board game too.

The artwork for these games is always evocative and it’s fantastic seeing the World Of Darkness regaining more popularity in the mainstream as well as being an RPG which somewhat hugs the fringes.

Let’s just hope they do a lot more for Werewolf: The Apocalypse too!

White Wolf Keep Up The Masquerade With Vampire & More For World Of Darkness
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Keep An Eye On The Dized App With A New Open Beta Period!

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Dized are at Spiel ’18 demonstrating their new app that helps to teach you how to play board games.

The app is currently going through its open Beta period, letting people try it out and see how much easier it makes the process of learning all those rules.

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Spiel Players Speed Through Some Chess games

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Spiel really is a celebration of tabletop gaming, and as such it’s not just new games that people are playing.

There are loads of variations on the classic game of chess on display, and some people are playing it so fast it boggles the mind!

Spiel Players Speed Through Some Chess games
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Packing Away The Review Copies!

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We have a LOT of content to film when we get home it seems. Two massive boxes are getting packed full of board games which we’re going to be delving into when we get home so that we can do loads of Let’s Plays for you.

Ryan is very happy with a lot of the games we have and Ben has been drooling over a few too. There is going to be a good mix of smaller games, larger games, party games and more for us to try out with you to see what you like!

Packing Away The Review Copies!
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Ninja Division Take Their Oath In Doomseeker + Win The Game!

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Doomseeker has made its European launch at Spiel ’18 and plenty of people have gone to the Ninja Division stand eager to seek their doom!

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Doomseeker sees you step back into the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles as a Slayer, a dwarf who must seek a glorious death in order to make up for a grievous shame.

Players take on the role of a variety of characterful slayers and set out to defeat monsters and earn glory, all to become the one whose death will resound in the sagas of their dwarf kin.

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Enjoying A Game Of Hope At Snakes & Lattes

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Spiel ’18 provides plenty of places to relax, enjoy a game and grab some refreshments.

One of the most popular has been the Snakes & Lattes pop-up board game cafe, where people have been coming to grab a coffee and try their board game collection.

Enjoying A Game Of Hope At Snakes & Lattes
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Sport Some Stylish Headwear Round Spiel

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It’s not just cardboard Eevees and Pikachus people are proudly wearing on their heads at Essen. Quite a few stores have some really inventive items of apparel for sale, including some glorious examples of stylish headgear.

Sport Some Stylish Headwear Round Spiel
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Wrebbit Show Off Their Impressive 3D Jigsaw Puzzles With A Magical Twist + Win Puzzles!

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Sometimes we get drawn in by something which isn’t gaming related and so we talked to Wrebbit about their amazing 3D jigsaw puzzles which have got quite the magical twist to them with the wonderful Harry Potter pieces they have been working on.

10x Harry Potter Ford Anglia

We think these are wonderful pieces and we can’t wait to get them home so we can build a few for our studio.

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Vetusta Games Breath New Life Into Shadowfist

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Vetusta Games are a newly formed company who are seeking to revive the card game Shadowfist.

Shadowfist is a collectible card game first released in 1995. It has recently been taken on by Vetusta, who are themselves all players of the game and want to bring it back better than ever. A Kickstarter is on the horizon, so hopefully we will get to delve back into this game of awesome kung fu movie action again soon

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Things Get Gothic As Grimlord Show Case Village Attacks & Everrain + WIN Village Attacks

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Grimlord Games’ Village Attacks is now lurching out to terrorize gamers at Spiel ’18.

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Village Attacks sees players take on the roles of famous monsters from folklore and literature in a tower defence game dripping with gothic atmosphere.

Meanwhile, their next game The Everrain, which will soon be coming to Kickstarter, takes us to a world of Lovecraftian horror-infused dark fantasy. Waves crash upon your ship as you try to survive with your crew.

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Men At Work Gets The Balance Right

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Balance and dexterity board games make for light, fun experiences between larger game sessions, or for playing with the family (or after a few beers).

Men At Work looks to be the most promising, and potentially challenging one, in recent years. The challenge builds as your edifice of girders starts to climb, all as your little meeple builders clutch their gear and try not to topple off.

Men At Work Gets The Balance Right
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Goodbye From Essen SPIEL '18 & Bring On More Tabletop Awesomeness!

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And that is it. We’re at the end of four amazing days here at Essen SPIEL ’18 where the team has been working on overdrive to bring you the best board games, card games, miniatures releases and more that have caught our eye during our trip.

As well as a bundle of awesome prizes we’ve also been able to talk to some amazing designers and learn about the passion that fuels their projects too.

We hope that you have enjoyed this as much as we have and can’t wait to get playing more board games when we return to Ireland!

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10 Comments on "Essen SPIEL ’18 Live Blog – Sunday"

bigbadbazz
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Doing well
now don’t miss any stand on your last day

havoq
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lets get this show on the road:)

Shredhead
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Maybe we could even get some wargaming content today? What are terrain companies up to? Brother Vinni? Some new and exciting sculptors? I couldn’t care less about board games, tbh.

turbocooler
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Any chance to see the guys from Adreama Games, Inc. (Machina Arcana) @ Hall5 – 5E104. I backed the KS and they have the prototype in the booth.

Hendrik-DaMastaKilla-
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I did see Machina Arcana (did not backed it) I can tell you anything about the game play. But it surpiced me how tiny every thing was. I think in a game you will easily tobble game pieces over.

goggs
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Great coverage lads. Would love to see some coverage of The Postindustrial Games stand and the new Human Interface: Be a Better Human miniatures. They are at booth G112 in hall 6. Enjoy the day.

tibour
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love the Warlord and White Wizard coverage!

duster
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Thanks for the coverage guys!

myhobbyroom
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Thank you for the great coverage. Too far for me to attend.

jax78
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Cheers for the coverage guys.

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