For this year's Spiel Essen I, DumeeGamer's very own Cardboard Crewmember, Raymond "DuMeeple" Dumee, returned to the Board Game Valhalla to check out the latest news from the Table Topping world. An astonishing 209000 visitors wandered around the Deutsche Messe Halle during this 37th edition, housing more than 1200 exhibitors and offering more than 1500 new game releases. I did my share of testing various Board Games, so stay tuned as I will be publishing articles about my Spielventure during the coming weeks.

I am typing this with a strange but wonderful post-Essen feeling in my stomach. It has been wonderful four day rollercoaster trip through Board Game Wonderland and I am still in a kind of Spiel buzz. Although it is over, the memories of good laughter and a massive amount of board gaming will stay with me and nobody can take them away.



  • Woven

    Explore a woollen world where stuffed animals once lived in peace. Search for hidden secrets and customize your character with different animal shapes to solve puzzles. An epic adventure with two very unlikely heroes and a story narrated in rhyme.

    Action / Adventure
    Alterego Games & StickyLock Studios
    PC / OS X / Linux / PS4 / Switch / Xbox One
    November 15, 2019

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

    On a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order, you must pick up the pieces of your shattered past to complete your training, develop new powerful Force abilities, and master the art of the iconic lightsaber - all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.

    Action / Adventure
    Respawn Entertainment & Electronic Arts
    PC / PS4 / Xbox One
    November 15, 2019

  • Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield

    A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon and embark on a journey in the new Galar region!

    Action / Adventure
    Game Freak & Nintendo
    November 15, 2019


  • Destiny Connect: Tick Tock Travelers Somewhere in the world, there is a town called Clocknee. This town is a very special one, seeing as how it manages to run on its own time. For a while, everything was peaceful and quiet until, one day, things start to shift for this pretty town as machine-like creatures come into play, who seem to have a waaaay different plan than the Clocknee people. And that is where Sherry comes into play!

  • Deep Space Rush Soooo, what do you get when a game developer played a lot of super meat boy, contra and Bro-force while drinking a tray of Red-Bull and thought by himself "Wait a minute! I can do that."??? Well, you get Deep Space Rush; an action-packed-side-scrolling-shooter/platformer with randomly generated level design, in space.... (I thought I'd just mention that, in case this wasn't obvious from the game's title).

  • Space Quest Hello dear readers, and welcome back to our Big Red HQ. As you may remember from the last Big Red Timemachine, I just married an honest to god shepherdess. Now, it might seem strange to marry someone you just met, but I had my reasons... For now, let's head back to the Big Red HQ!

  • Close to the Sun During last year's Gamescom, we were invited by Wired Productions and Storm in a Teacup to preview the console version of their horror / adventure game, Close to the Sun. This game was already launched for PC in May 2019, but now it's time for console players to try this game!

  • Baldur's Gate I & II Enhanced Edition The first Baldur's Gate game I ever played, I played on the Xbox. Not the Xbox One, not the Xbox 360. No, my fellow readers, no; I'm talking about the very first Xbox! So, that would make it roughly like 10 to 15 years ago, since I played this game. I had enormous amounts of fun dispatching enemies left and right, so I was overjoyed when I heard that the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition was coming to current gen consoles!

  • Disgaea 4 Complete+ Ever since I got to play Disgaea 1 Complete for the Nintendo Switch, I have been wanting to play more! Enter: Disgaea 4 Complete+! I am looking forward to this game so much; I loved the characters, the gameplay, the humour... everything, really! Plus, I can already say that the game looks amazing!

  • Gran Turismo Sadhonker... HELP!!!!!! Dude, come one! You know you are way more skilled then I am at making clear to humans of the female persuasion that you are unable to continue intimate relations with them!!! Sadhonker! Sadhonker?? Oh my god, when you need him he is always gone, but when you don't he is constantly breathing down your neck. Oh well, anyways, I have to get rid of this woman. I mean there is only so much a man can take. When she decides to take a sheep into the bedroom you just have to draw a line, wouldn't you agree?

  • Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror Welcome, dear readers, to another thrilling episode of the one and only Big Red Timemachine. As you might recall from the ending of our last outing, in which Dennis took you on a trip to revisit Halo Wars, things were not going all that great. True, I did actually have a tiny little bit to do with the total and utter destruction of our last Big Red HQ but, and be honest here, how was I supposed to know you never, never, never-ever shake a Fluxdimium Reprocessor?

  • Daemon x Machina Daemon x Machina is the latest game from the Japanese game studio Marvelous! And has been released for the Nintendo Switch on September 13. It is a third person, action-packed mecha shooter, filled with guns and big, big robots. Although I never really got too much into the whole mecha game genre, I must admit that this game looks really badass and I can't wait to start playing!