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Anyone going to Spiel 12 in Essen?

09-07-2012, 10:32 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Posts: 124
Anyone going to Spiel 12 in Essen?

Thinking about going to Spiel 12 in Germany. Has anyone in the forum attend a Spiel convention before?
09-08-2012, 09:21 PM
#2
I have been at Spiel many years in a row. I have been on the other side of the table as an exhibitor. The show is crazy. If you have a hot game people wait in line to play your board game. It really is an eye opener that so many people still sit down at a table and have a real battle of the minds. Black Ops I always travelled in from Canada to attend. Pretty straight forward getting there from Frankfurt. I am fluent in German so that might be an advantage. Pretty easy to attend. The younger generation definitely all speak English.

Essen is an absolute must at least once in a lifetime.

STR8TS , STR8TS 6X6 , DOMINO DICE , PUZZLE DICE,
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09-08-2012, 10:30 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Posts: 124
Hey Synd. Sounds like the place to be. Makes me think the last thing I want to do is be stuck manning a booth watching others have a great time 8-)

I take it you are going this year? I am thinking of meeting our artists from Serbia there. I met them in Venice in the spring and Spiel seemed like a great place/time to get together in the fall.

Dunno what I think about eating fine German cuisine (read:sausages) for 4 straight days, but I guess with every great joy must come a little pain.
09-09-2012, 12:36 AM
#4
Surprisingly the food is very invigorating in most of Europe. Processed food takes a back seat compared to North America. If you can schedule your meeting to be during Spiel it definitely is an amazing experience. Great eye opener to a very strange world.

STR8TS , STR8TS 6X6 , DOMINO DICE , PUZZLE DICE,
CAVEMAN TEST, 1 TO 25, SUDOKU+STR8TS, ZARTE, ABSORB WATER, YOU, TIME SHEET (PHOTO VERIFIED),Office Alarm, Travel weather, dock clock,
09-15-2012, 09:13 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Posts: 124
Oh I love European food, just taking a cheap shot at our German Devs 8-)
We decided to get a booth and hang out for the 4 days. Thanks for your opinion and insight.