Essen Recap!

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With thousands of games releasing and thousands of people rushing to buy them, Essen SPIEL is always an exciting time. This year’s show was the best one yet for the Renegade team! We had a small booth in 2017, but this year we increased the size of our space so much that we had two booths in two separate halls!

We had many demo tables full of gamers at our main booth in Hall 2 playing our newest releases for 2018. However, the most popular tables were by far for our Fall releases. We had two tables of Architects of the West Kingdom, Arboretum, and Reykholt at all times. Sam Macdonald, one of the designers of Architects, even ran demos of his game every afternoon!

We had a smaller booth in Hall 1 that we used exclusively for our titles designed for younger players. Dubbed our “cute booth”, we had colorful tables, stools, and our adorable dexterity games available for demo. The biggest hits at this booth were The Tea Dragon Society Card Game, Kitty Paw, and Spy Club!

Of course, since it was the weekend before Halloween, the team had some fun too. Reykholt got some love with a couple farm characters and a Tom Vasel doppelgänger was sighted at our booth!