Reviewed by Joe Huber
ESSEN: THE GAME SPIEL ’13 (Geek Attitude Games, 2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, 75 minutes; out of print)
Actually, while I’ll get to writing about the game, I’m going to start this review with the conclusion: you probably don’t need to even try this game. On the whole, it’s a perfectly acceptable set collection game that’s unlikely to be of sufficient interest to hold up for more than a play or two. But yet, having said that, the game is firmly in my collection, and I enjoy playing it once a year or so – so why is that?