Impressions from Essen 2001
In Essen 2001 our new game was Urland and it sold very well. But insiders know that we've been surprised by the demand for our games quite a few times.
But being sold out is our usual state on the later days of Essen.
A few statistics about our booth.
- Urland was played nearly permanently on 4 tables (3 on Thursday)
- about 70 complete games were played in 4 days.
- another 20 explanation games were played between regular scheduled.
- over 400 people played Urland on those 4 days on our 10 square meter booth
Below are some picture impressions by Mattes (click on the thumbnails):
Alan Ernstein (left in white) from Hangman Games and me (in black).
You need a good breakfast to stand a day at the fair. From left to right Ottmar our playtester and super helper, Sabine Doris sister, Frida (in blue) and Dagmar our hosts, me and Doris.
Ottmar explaining the setup.
Our whole booth. It's Saturday 10:30 am, Urland was sold out for the first time for 22 hours then.
Doris and her sister waiting for new Urland to arrive.
Saturday 11:00 am, new games arrive!
Escorting the games to our booth. The man in black watching the game table is the famous Alan Moon, author of Elfenland and many more great games.
Sold out again, life can be so easy (Dagmar, Doris and Sabine).
You have to conquer the world with your Ichtos.
And bid ... They had spend most of their stuff in earlier mutations.
Three of the four test tables at our stand at once.
Sunday 3:00 pm it's nearly over now.
Bernd Brunnhofer (on the left) asks how things went for us.
Sunday 17:45, the last winner of the last demonstration game, they were really enyoing themselves.