Essen 2005, the view back
The Spiel '05 was different than the last years. It was good to finally have a new game with Ark
, feel the adrenaline and just be busy explaining and signing the game.
Due to a tremendous effort of our helpers ( Ralf, Ottmar, Michael,
Dagmar, Sabine, Roland
) we played over 100 games on our booth, most of them complete and explained the games even more often to people who just wanted to know about it.
From the many played rounds we also got some new ideas and some questions. For example I now call the Endgame the "Last Minute Phase" and the eating rules can be summarized by "Avoid Losses". One group really had funny ideas for an expansions: E.g. Tranquillizers for the shy animals. Answers to questions are found in the Ark FAQ.