This time for our report from an Essen attendee we are joined by the gamer who got us both back into gaming, Steve. Steve shares his years of experience in gaming with us and casts a critical eye over the games he played at Spiel 2014. Check out what he thought were the highlights and lowlights of the show.
We are back with the second of our reports from Essen 2014. This time Nathan visits The Pit and tell us about the games which caught his eye this year at the big show.
This is the first in a series of shorter episodes in which Sean and Ronan have a chat with one of the Game Pit contributors who was at Essen this year. In this episode Teri gives us her thoughts and impressions on the show and which games impressed her or otherwise.
For our final Essen 2014 preview episode we give out thoughts on nine more upcoming releases, one went missing somehow.
Round two of the Essen previews as another ten games are looked over from afar and judged to be treasure or trap.
Discussed are Doodle City, Deus, Fields or Arle, Isaribi, AquaSphere, Evolution, Lord of the Ice Garden, Kings Pouch, Scheffeln and Royals.
Essen fever has swept into the Game Pit and excitement levels are peaking.
Ronan and Sean use the Treasure Hunt format to look ahead at some of the games coming out in the Essen Spiel that have caught their interest for one reason or another.
The boys decide based on the information they have, if the games will be treasure or trap.
Four more games slip into the depths of the pit and are picked over at length by Ronan and Sean. The games talked over are Libertalia, Greed, Gloom and Praetor.
Also in this episode we have a sneak peek at King Down which is currently on Kickstarter - King Down Kickstarter Link.
**We have experienced more technical issues and apologise for any reduction in sound quality. We are working hard to rectify the problems**
In this expanded length episode Sean & Ronan discuss the good and bad of board game expansions including their personal Top 5s and a few others which didn't quite hit the mark.
It's again time to have a look at four more games that have fallen into the pit.
In this episode, Sean and Ronan discuss Fauna, Splendor, Vikings and Valley of the Kings.
****We apologise for the poor sound quality in this episode. We had some technical problems that will be addressed before the next episode****
Now that they have had some time to fully look over and test a large range of game releases from 2013, Ronan and Sean decide on their top ten games from last year.
Also in the show is their biggest disappointment of the year and a general discussion about how 2013 panned out for game releases
****The Game Pit will be hosting some sessions at Loncon 3 in August (14th to 18th) so if you're heading there, sign up for the Game Pit Games Klatches and visit the gaming tent for some games and chat. Also, Ronan will be on two gaming discussion panels on the Friday and the Monday of the convention.****