Observing the players at the Essen SPIEL fair
Last week we visited SPIEL, the famous fair for board and family games. Although our schedules are filled with all the appointments we have, we also try to take a look at the new releases. And, as Spiel is essentially a consumer fair, it’s interesting to see families play various games. At some booths, they have to read through the game rule leaflets or helplessly wait for assistance from a host. At other booths, all players are fully engaged in play. Occasions like this prove the value of clear, compact rule sheets!