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Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:32:36 AM »
Spiel 2017

Friedhelm Merz Verlag - Internationale Spieltage SPIEL'17 in Essen

http://www.merz-verlag-en.com/index.html

when: 26. - 29. October 2017

where: Germany, Messe Essen

open times:
Thursday to Saturday, October 26th to 28th, the convention is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
on Sunday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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The organization for the Championship - runs by HiG and Spielezentrum Herne

German Carcassonne Championship

Spiel 2017 in Essen - Room "Brüssel"
Thursday 26. October 2017

http://carcassonne-meisterschaft.de/de/finale.htm
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Carcassonne World Championship

Spiel 2017 in Essen - hall 2 - booth B110
Sunday 29.October 2017

http://carcassonne-meisterschaft.de/en/final.htm




Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3553.0
« Last Edit: October 23, 2017, 02:29:46 AM by kettlefish »

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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 05:39:41 AM »
Who will visit the Spiel 2016 in Essen - and at which days?


Thursday, 26.10.2017

strix
kettlefish
maik63de
Ratz65
Fan
Benny
Bigboss
AlexIsPlaying
MrNumbers (Latvia)
Folkydokey (UK)
Khonnor (NL)

Friday, 27.10.2017

strix
kettlefish
maik63de
Benny (?)
MrNumbers (Latvia)


Saturday, 28.10.2017
Konrad2605
MrNumbers (Latvia)

Sunday, 29.10.2017
Konrad2605
MrNumbers (Latvia)

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At the Spiel '17 in Essen:

like each year we will meet us  at the Spiel a small fan-meeting to say hello.
at the HiG-Tournament  and CundCo booth.

on Thursday - 26. Oct 2017: 1:00 pm
We will meet us for a small talk - this year with game play.

We meet us in hall 2 - booth B110 at 1:00 pm and around 15 minutes later we will go to hall 1 to the Atrium / Bistro upstairs where we can play a few games.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2017, 02:42:21 AM by kettlefish »

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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 06:09:06 AM »
As usual, I will be there all days.
"I never lose. Either I win or I learn." (Nelson Mandela)

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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 12:39:16 PM »
As usual, I will be there all days.
Fine - I've updated the list. I hope to see you again. Will zone2 visit us too?


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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 12:58:55 PM »
Will zone2 visit us too?
No, but his 17-years old son will :D

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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 02:38:21 PM »
Sorry to say I won't be there but I hope you all have a fun time!

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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 09:04:16 AM »
Does no one from NL visit the Spiel in Essen this year?

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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2017, 01:32:34 PM »
Does no one from NL visit the Spiel in Essen this year?

Well I’m from the U.K. but staying in the Netherlands during half term. So I’ll just be nipping over to Essen for the day :-) then back to NL.

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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2017, 10:32:34 PM »
I'm from NL and will be there on Thursday only this year and probably just for a few hours.  :blue-meeple:

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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2017, 02:34:35 AM »
I have updated the postings with new information:

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3553.msg52763#msg52763

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3553.msg52764#msg52764

Hallplans for the Spiel 2017:
http://www.merz-verlag-en.com/hallplans_convention_spiel.html
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Folkydokey and Khonnor - I hope to see you on Thursday at 1:00 pm at the booth B110 in Hall 2.
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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2017, 03:19:15 PM »
I was at Spiel today, and I went by the HiG booth early.  They had 300 copies of the "Carcassonne: Die Märkte zu Leipzig" limited edition (out of 600 total printed), which came in a box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.  People lined up to get it right after the convention opened, so it had to have sold out soon after 10:00.  It cost 10 Euro.  Apparently the previous 300 were distributed at another event. 

After that, they were selling the tiles in a non-limited for 5 Euro.

Any purchase got a copy of the Spiel '17 promo tile. 

It looked like they have the new festival tiles?  Otherwise, I didn't notice anything new tile wise, though they did have the previously-mentioned new bags. 

Let me know what I missed for when I go back tomorrow!

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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 03:26:51 PM »
Hey domergamer. Thanks for sharing your experience of Essen! I think it was expected that these expansions would sell out quickly so it's good to see that confirmed! Did you manage to get hold of one for yourself? Congratulations if so!

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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2017, 10:47:31 PM »
The Spiel in Essen was great. I was there on Thursday and Friday.
On Thursday we had our Members-Meeting at 1 pm. Folkydokey shows us his mobile with the app of CarcC and asked if he is right here. That was it. We meet us at the tournament booth. I think we were around 15 people. Then we talked together. Some members shows us their new games and expansions which they have bought at the Spiel. Some presented their fan-made work (I presented my small oilpainting).



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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2017, 03:37:26 PM »
Thanks for the report kettlefish.

I am interested to know whether you played any games together? Or whether anyone took any photos to share here?

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Re: Spiel 2017 - in Essen, Germany - 26.-29.10.2017
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2017, 07:42:09 AM »
Here is my summary report about this year's journey.
We (4 friends) started our trip on Tuesday, had a night in Poland and on Wednesday we arrived to Mülheim an der Ruhr, where we rented an apartment. The apartment was clean and nice, with almost new furniture. We liked it so much that we will try to reserve it for the next year already. Wednesday evening we usually play some little games from home, this time we played Skull King (which is a tradition already) and KJW new game Mistkäfer, which I received from Udo Schmitz this summer.
First day of Spiel is the most busy one: you must buy everything from "must have" list until it is sold out. First such thing was Markets of Leipzig, of course! Gates were opened earlier, at 09:40, but Cundco booth didn't start selling until 10:00. Till that time the queue grew to about 50-60 people. Cundco didn't give more than one copy in one hands. To receive multiple copies I needed to stand in a queue several times. In the end I ended up with 4 copies :) (to prevent spamming of this thread, please, don't post here something like "I want one" C:-) ). Approximately till 13:00 limited edition was sold out :o
This year I participated in Math trade, for the first time. I was able to exchange only one game, but I am happy with the result: instead of King of New York expansion (unplayed) I received Ticket to Ride: First Journey.
Then there was the fan-meeting, which kettlefish mentioned earlier, but I didn't have much time so after some talking I left the party, so I don't know if any games were actually played.
Last year I was too late to buy a copy of Edenia, a fun family game, so I contacted the publisher (BLAM!) before Spiel, if they are going to sell it this year too. They answered that this wasn't in their plans, but they will bring a copy for me. Very exclusive! I bought a game which nobody else could at the fair! :D
Of course I wanted to grab a copy of Ticket to Ride: France and Old West. Ticket to Ride usually can't be sold out, but still I wanted to be sure. Interesting, that in the official Asmodee shop it was 40 EUR, but in some nearby retailer shop - 35.50.
Then I met Vladimir, Carcassonne World champion in 2016, with his friend. I offered them to try a game Iguazú from HABA. Vladimir won :D I liked this game and actually bought it. After that we went our own ways, I wanted to try some other games and ended up at the Zoch Verlag stand to try Café Fatal. I sat down and waited for someone to play with me. Two people came to my table, and one of them was ... Els Bulten, Carcassonne champion from Netherlands! I recognized her, then introduced myself and we talked for some time. This game was won by our third player :)

First day loot of our company:


Friday and Saturday were my workdays at Queen Games stand.


My duties were to explain the rules of the games and help people to start the game. I was responsible for "family games" stand (one of three QG stands) and explained Hide Tide, Metro and Glüx. I almost lost my voice at the end of the second day! Difficult job, but I enjoyed it. Most of the time I talked in English, I used my Russian once and my country's state language Latvian once :D

Me at work (thanks to Benny for the photo!)


Also this time I couldn't avoid Carcassonne champions: I explained Glüx to one couple, then someone asked if he could join the game, at it was ... Martin Mojzis from Check Republic! Same procedure: I recognized him, introduce myself and we talked for a while. He told me his story: he played final game in his country and lost by 3 points. At home he looked at the final landscape picture once again and realized that one of his cloisters wasn't scored! This could change things a little bit. Usually scoring of features is made by an active player, and in this situation Martin's cloister was completed by his opponent, but points weren't calculated (not intentionally, as Martin thinks). Martin tried to appeal, but organizers declined his appeal. Suddenly, HiG contacted him directly and offered a wild card for participation in World Championship due his 10th World Championship Anniversary.
On Sunday I was ready to be a substitute player, like last year, but this year it looks like every second-placer wanted to participate! There were some 10 candidates (comparing to two last year), and my chances wasn't so high. That was it, lucky draw was won by Belgium player, who is the son of actual Belgium champion. The rest could be found at the official webpage, with all the standings. I can only add that during the final game I knew Thomasz will win, because already in the middle of the match he had complete advantage on the board. Excellent player!
I wasn't so upset of the outcome of lucky draw, as I had one additional day at the fair! I wanted to play some games, but almost all of them were sold out! That is why first day is so important! Still I bought some small games though.

Some photos of the championship participants:
USA


UK


Check republic


Italy


Poland


Final four



And, if you are still reading this, as a last word, my Essen loot (one HABA 2+ game didn't make into the photo)


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