Spiel 2012: Games Played and Still to Play

Posted by James (admin) on October 24th, 2012

Well, Spiel is over for yet another year.  I managed to play 23 games this year over the 3 days I was there.  Usually, I expect to play some games that don’t live up to expectations but this year it was great that there were only a couple that didn’t tick the boxes for me.

I’m always pleased to see how games still find ways to deliver new ideas and innovative designs and these were in evidence this year as usual.  This year also continued to prove that, no matter your research beforehand, there are always games you will discover that are pleasant surprises.  Kolejka was definitely the most pleasant surprise out of the games I played, and cheap too.

Below is a list of the games played (in chronological order) as well as those yet to play.  This year, I was unable to purchase a lot of the Euro games I would usually have done (such as Venise du Nord, Il Vecchio, Taschkent, Castles of Carrara, Spectaculum, etc.) but I hope to get to play these some time soon too.

Games Played

  • Gauntlet of Fools
  • Oddville
  • Goblins Inc
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Blackrock City
  • Clocks
  • City of Horror
  • Uchronia
  • Mafia City
  • Kolejka
  • Suburbia
  • Siberia: The Card Game
  • Spellbound
  • Tzolk’in
  • Northwest Passage
  • Air King
  • Tokaido
  • Fleet
  • Spice Merchant
  • Clash of Cultures
  • Wilderness
  • Coup: City State
  • Kalua

Games owned by my group and still to play

  • Aztl’an
  • Rattus Cartus
  • Pyramiddion
  • Ginkgopolis
  • La Loire
  • Phantom
  • Desperados
  • Asgard
  • R
  • The Boss Expansion
  • Level X
  • Archipelgao
  • The Doge Ship
  • The Cave
  • Mercurius
  • Space Cadets
  • Space Station
  • Central Market
  • Construction Zone
  • Food Chain
  • Among the Stars
  • Exodus: Proxima Centauri
  • Colonies
  • Terra Mystica
  • Briefcase
  • Why First?
  • Turned
  • Core World: Galactic Orders (expansion)
  • Phantom League: Pilot Academy (expansion)
  • Eclipse: Rise of the Ancient (expansion)
  • Fallen City of Kharez


3 Responses to “Spiel 2012: Games Played and Still to Play”

  1. Martin Says:

    Been reading some of the rule books for the stuff I got, really looking forward to trying Terra Mystica!

  2. Martin Says:

    And yes, there werent any games that stood out to me as being awful. There were some I wasnt overly keen on – Black Rock City, Northwest Passage spring to mind, but that could be more personal taste.

    Some stood out as being very surprising – Coup, who would have though a game with so few parts could be so much fun! And Kolejka – wasnt expecting at all to like that one, but it was really good.

  3. James (admin) Says:

    Hi Martin,

    Cool. I’d like to try Terra Mystica. Archipelago is the main one I want to play at the next session too.

    Speaking of games that have few parts, I’m looking forwards to trying R which is a 2-player game consisting of a total 16 cards. Sounds good and there are 25 variants too (including, some for up to 6 players still with the 16 cards!)

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