[Review] Itchy Monkey: Spread Your Lice Colonies

The fifth Hall of Spiel Essen 2018 offered lots of wonders and it's also the place where I met Itchy Monkey's creators, Blackbox Adventures. They are a board game company based in The Netherlands. Bart, Alina, and Baas welcomed Meeple Eksyen not only with a warn hospitality, but […]

[Review] Ambar: Becoming the Most Successful Amber Trader

A bit about my history with Ambar: Meeting Alberto Cano was not in Meeple Eksyen’s agenda during Spiel Essen 2018. This Spanish man is the co-founder of Invedars, a company that develops not only mobile games but also board games. One of the board games they brought to the booth […]

[Review] DiceWar: Light of Dragons, Luck-Free Dice Game

A dice-heavy board game highly involves the aspect of luck, usually that is. This mainstream point of view was perhaps not appealing for the Switzerland based designer and publisher, Suncore Games. Thus they tried to break the stigma by engineering a game with dice and cognitive skill as its main […]

[News] Day 4 That Ends Spiel Essen 2018

Alas, came the last day of Spiel Essen 2018. Meeple Eksyen crew decided to take it back a few notch to enjoy the last day of this annual convention. Besides picking up the promised demo copies for our review rubrics, we also spared some time to look around […]

[News] Day 3 Spiel Essen 2018, Still Going Strong

The expected booming amount of visitors at the end of the weekend has been anticipated by coming earlier. Sadly, a lot of visitors were also on the same page. In the end, Meeple Eksyen crew were stuck in a queue tailing from the main gate. To reduce the […]

[News] Day 2 Spiel Essen 2018, More Games to Check

The gates to Spiel Essen 2018 was opened again at 10 AM the next day. The queue alone has built up since 9 AM on that windy Friday. With our 45 vigor, we entered Hall 3 to cover other board games and pick up review copies that had […]

[News] A Very Big Day 1 in Spiel Essen 2018

10 AM sharp GMT +1, the gates to one of the biggest board game convention in the world is opened. Thousands of people entered slowly, but surely to try various games displayed by publishers and designers from all over the world. Thus the four-day adventure begins. In this […]