I have a backlog of Saveur magazines – my favorite cooking mag. I’d like to pass them along as I finish extracting the recipes from them. The articles cover travel and regional cuisine and the magazine overall is fantastic. The recipes are usually delicious as well. If you’re interested in being the next link in the chain to get the magazines from me when I am done with them each month, let me know. If you are local we can do the hand-off in person or if you’re an out of towner I can send them to you if you cover postage (this is quite a deal given the regular yearly subscription cost). Just reply back and let me know as soon as possible.
Whenever Martin Wallace designs a new game, I am all over it. This is because I absolutely love Brass Birmingham (another MW designed game); in fact Brass Birmingham is my #1 board game of all time. Over the years, his other games I've tried have been pretty good, but not necessarily amazing must-buys. Still, I keep trying each new release of his, searching for that next star performer. That's why I'm excited to report that Anno 1800 is, in fact, a star performer, and an amazing must-buy board game. Anno 1800 was adapted by the publisher (Kosmos) from a Ubisoft video game of the same name. In the board game, players take on the role of industrialists, charged with developing their island economies and exploring other islands. Each player begins the game with a personal industry board with trade & exploration ships, a shipyard, and industrial goods tiles printed on the board. A starting collection of workers (wooden cubes) of various types to produce the goods is a