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I like May. Two Bank Holidays for a start. The weather remains calm and benign. Are we heading for a scorcher of a summer or will fate take a hand and inflict on us a seriously wet and cold summer? The city is full of tourists and it is not even school holidays yet, so firms that organise city...
Last month I mentioned a new game called Deus, published by Pearl Games. I am glad to say that is very original nice to play. It reminds you of deck-building games like Dominion and Thunderstone but, at the same time, it isn't like them at all. It has a new system which challenges you create an '...
I hope you all have recovered after indulging in Christmas and New Year. Here at Chez-Osten, all is well. We have joined another Bridge club so we are now playing three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Jürgen gave me a nice birthday present, Doe Schlösser des König Ludwig. It seemed to...
Another month goes by. When you are an old man like me, the years  pass by far too quickly. At least, it feels that way. Sigh!!! My normal electic collection of new items this month. Which is not good says Dusa because she feels we have too many "dusty old games" already.  She is right but I just...
Here is the batch of new games that have arrived at chez-Eamon in August. There are so many, I have to split them into two articles. Enjoy browsing and let me know if you would like more information about any game in the listing. My thanks especially go to Rudolf and Gretl who both donated several...
Every month I acquire more games. Some from successful auction bids, some as gifts, some as Fleamarket finds, and so on. The mix is extremely eclectic and I thought it might be an interesting project to do an article each month showing the new arrivals. I intend only showing a scan of the box lid....
The Lion (Panthera leo) is a symbol for bravery and often portrayed as ferocious beast. The lion-tamer was a familiar act in the circus. He would thrill the spectators just by being in the same 'space' as a lion or two. And then he would increase the thrill by putting his head into the lion's mouth...
So many games in May, I have had to split the articles because of memory problems... Sleuth Schmidt Snoopy Dodgem Game Peter Pan Playthings 1965 Spielesammlung Kaufhof Spiele-Set Arko Spin to Win Spears 1977 Spinner Fun Philmar 1960 Star Wars Adventures of R2-D2...
ABC des Schlaumeiers Berliner Trivia game. Name translates to ABC for clever-clogs Advance Junior Version Denys Fisher 1975 Simple war game that uses a battery operated device to determine hits or misses The Adventures of Captain Can Carnaud Metalbox A promotional game for a company who...
Elephant  (Loxodonta africana or Elephas maximus). I have quite a lot of games with an elephant on the cover and I know many more in collector friends' collections. To me, the obvious choice would be a Memory or Pairs game but, in fact, I have seen very few of those myself. The popularity of...

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