DAS REGELN WIR SCHON!: Yes, very clever. But will you play it more than twice? The hell you will!!
FALSCHE FUFFZIGER: Entertaining game revolving around printing ``funny money''. But will you play it more than twice? Well, you might.
WUCHERER: Seriously long for a supposedly light-hearted card romp. And the end-game turns into a vendetta against the current leading player, which is a trifle tedious.
WURMELN: Great fun game from Alex Randolph. The counters (worms) only move if you are alone in the choice of a number from the special die provided, whilst the finish line can also be relocated.
VOLLE LOTTE: A card/dice game not dissimilar in feel to Pass The Pigs.
LAST PARADISE: Merfyn Lewis has bought and sold this twice, so that tells you something. Not unlike Boomtown.
BIG BOSS: Acquire-styled business game, featuring mega-production. But 99 marks? Do me a favour, chief!
AUSGEBREMST: First-rate F1 race game based on Ave Caesar movement system. Outstanding, and already a 10+ for many.
DIE OSTER INSEL: Barmy race game between replica Easter Island statues. Why can't Waddingtons find designs like this?
MUSH: (As in ``slush'', and not, as the London contingent would have it, as in ``push'') . The Moonman's latest for White Wind. Longish race game, with excellent mechanics and plenty of devious interplay.
PHANTOMS OF THE ICE: Originally Team and then Slapshot, Phantoms was White Wind's second offering at the show, and enjoyed prodigious sales. I hope that this doesn't affect Alan Moon's charitable status.
FUGGER, WELSER, MEDICI: Spectacular-looking (as you would expect from Sid and Doris) trading game from the time of the New World. Expect to be aboard for three+ hours.
LOOPING LOUIE: Wonderful mechanical game from `ole Milt Bradley. Do I sense a Mike Gray design? Louie's gravity-defying antics in knocking-off egg counters from the four ramps were easily worth the price of admission (if I had paid).
SPRITFRESSER: Because the nice couple from Adam Spiel wouldn't budge on the price, I deferred. But I have now played this Grand Prix game three times, and it has improved each outing.
AVALON: A cheapy from Fun Connection. Decent enough card game about jousting.
DAS PFERD VON TROJA: A disaster from the normally reliable Jumbo.
LORDS OF CREATION: Now boxed, this likeable first effort from Warfrog did reasonable business despite the trio from Manchester being marooned in the basement. Stick with me next year, lads.