Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls; Spiel Essen is nearly upon us! In the meantime, we will keep you informed about the adventures of our very own board gaming specialist: Raymond "DuMeeple" Dumee as he prepares for this feast!

The Road to Spiel takes our cardboard reporter to different places all across this wonderful world. The road started in Belgium with two Dutch publishers, after which it spiraled back to Belgium and continued its way into France. Today, we are taking the road even further, a lot farther from our Dutch beds than before!




Are you fond of a good scare? You are?! Well, then you are going to love this event, filled with the best games that the horror/thriller/adventure genre has to offer. Immerse yourself in a world of zombies, vampires, ghoulies and ghosties, monsters and other assorted creepy crawlies! Enter the Depths of Dread... if you dare!

October 27, 2018 - 17:00 till 23:58
Ontmoetingscentrum "Het Jeugdgebouw"
Minderbroederssingel 15F
6041 KG Roermond, The Netherlands
Entry: €3,- / €5,- for two visitors (bring a friend discount)

Given the theme and PEGI ratings for these games, we can only let you enter this event if you are sixteen or older.

Visit the event's Facebook page


  • Red Dead Redemption 2

    America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive...

    Action / Adventure
    Rockstar Games
    PS4 / Xbox One
    October 26, 2018

  • Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood

    Dracula is ressurected and the Belmont lineage arises once again to defeat humanity's ancient foe! Two Castlevania masterpieces available for the first time on PlayStation 4! Now you can finally relive the two single greatest titles within the Castlevania series: "Rondo of Blood" and "Symphony of the Night". Are you brave enough to take on Dracula and his countless minions?

    Action / Platform
    October 26, 2018

  • Rise: Race the Future

    Get ready for a new experience in racing! Smooth powerslides, jumps and water zones take old-school rally arcade games to the next level of fun! Drift and slide like never before thanks to an exceptional fluid and precise physics-based slippery handling. So, strap in, grip your steering wheel tight and put the pedal to the metal. Let's burn some serious rubber!

    VD-dev Games
    October 26, 2018


  • Ultra Space Battle Brawl Are you up for an 80's arcade style fighting game? No, I am not talking about Street Fighter II, but about Ultra Space Battle Brawl! Where old-school Japanese pixel art meets one of the oldest games of all time: Pong! You might have some doubts about this combo, but believe me when I say it might surprise you!

  • Jack 'N Jill DX Don't you just hate it when you keep misplacing stuff and, no matter how often you manage to find it, you just end up losing it over and over again? Well, now imagine the "stuff" you lose is a loved one and you've got the premise of a game on your hands! The premise for a game called Jack 'N Jill DX, to be more precise!

  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert Graham!!!..... Yo, Graham; quit hogging the loo, you're already hired, there's no more need to clean your trousers. The job... euhm lets call it interview, is over. Now get outta there and get back to the barbeque to keep an eye on my T-Bone Steak! I mean, the damn thing isn't going to flip itself, you know !? And you, Jeremy; are you done with redecorating Sadhonker's Office? NO?!!! Jesus Christ how did you get past my rigorous hiring tactics

  • Fullblast Here's a FULL BLAST from the past! The arcade hall, do you remember that? Pinball machines, shooter games, racing games, crane machines and Air Hockey, which is still one of my favorite games ever. It has never been such a really big thing in the '80's where I lived growing up, but thankfully I had a quite nerdy family who took me and my brother over to an arcade hall on a regular basis!

  • Rainbow Six: Siege Many of you might know the Rainbow Six series thanks to Rainbow Six: Vegas and Rainbow Six: Vegas 2; two very popular games that stood the test of time. A bit later, back in 2015, the tactical shooter series finally got a new addition to the line-up, Rainbow Six: Siege. This game had a rough start, mainly due to bad server support, but luckily these problems were all fixed pretty quickly!

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War Okay, what did I expect of this game when I first started it? Well, quite a few things, to be honest, but none of them even came close to what this game really is. This being said, I was surprised by the complexity and overall depth of this game. Since I started my career as a reviewer at, I have played many app games of various sorts, but I can say the graphics and game dept in this one is truly great, maybe even the best I have seen so far. Right, let's dive off the deep end and see what Davey Jones has stashed in his locker, shall we?

  • FIFA 19 The smell of a freshly mowed pitch, the sound of thousands of screaming fans in the stands and the look of sheer and utter ego on the face of Cristiano Ronaldo. Put together, this can only mean one thing... Fifa is back, baby!

  • Disgaea 1 Complete It has been 15 years since the beginning of the Disgaea series, and what better way to celebrate this than by remastering the very first game in High Definition, yeah! Disgaea 1 Complete includes Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, a game that was first released in 2003 for the Playstation 2. Now, 15 years later, both old and new players can enjoy this game and get (back) into the series!

  • Blue Moon Legends tell of a disastrous event on the Night of Doom, which started a dark and grim era for Blue Moon City and her inhabitants. The Golden Dragon has fallen, their god Blue Moon has abandoned them, the King is dead, Blue Moon City is ruined and their Holy Crystal of Psi is shattered into a pile of small crystal fragments...

  • Lust for Darkness I always love a good horror game, so when, during my visit to Gamescom 2018, I came across the booth of a Polish developer called Movie games and saw a poster for a game called Lust for Darkness, I just couldn't resist. They were actually showing two games during Gamescom; the Beast inside and Lust for Darkness, but it is the latter of the two that we're going to talk about.

  • Obscure Welcome, dear readers, to another episode of the Big Red Timemachine. Last week, if you remember, Dennis told you about my sudden disappearance at the end of our well-deserved holiday. Well, it turns out I had been out in the sun for far too long and something in my brain just went haywire. Not that this is a stretch from my usual mental state, but still, it got me thinking...