The advertising for
ULTIMATE (the boardgame dedicated to the sport of
Ultimate Freesbee), starts from the S.Gottardo Pass in
Switzerland, where we found this huge gas distributor with the
same name of the boardgame and sport:)
At the press conference
of Essen you have the nice occasion to meet jouralists and of
course dozens of other authors-selfproducers who enjoy create
their own games. Here we meet the xcelent Switch realized
by Dean Tan who runs Outplay together with
Hafiz Izwan from Malaysia.
All together, authors and
self producers from allover the world: Dean and Hafiz from
Malaysia, Angelo and Marco from Italy and at my right. Maciej
Zasowzsky designer of many good games: Wjpas for
families, Wolsung and Rice Wars more for gamers.
Jost Schwider creator of
d'Italia Ludico. Jost is a dear friend
that call me to design the logo of his website and to
communicate his idea among Italian Luding community. Now his
website in german and italian collects many italian authors and
illustrators that you may met in person in Essen.
Stefan Marquards was one of the main attraction of the
press conference. With his Quiz Game abount cooking
Kuchenlatien he delivered tons of real food to all the
Journalists and authors around his booth. Veeeeeery good, thank
tables of Amigo I found the game that impressed me more
as graphic at Essen 2008. The illustrations of Herr der Ziegen
are really cool and uses Goats as I used Porks in my 2007 Card
Game Love Pigs. Here you can find Goats in every stile,
like Elvis, like Superman, I appreciate a lot this style. And also kind
Andrea Milke of Amigo for gifting me this nice
boardGame together with Tanakee.
The dinner together with Friends of
SpielMaterial.de that has now a partnership with my
Warangel.it As you can see on their website, Angelo Porazzi
Games is now "Communicator and Distributor for Spielmaterial in
all Italian Cons" that host me and Area Autoproduzione. Here the
list of the many Cons I was hosted in 2008.
Angelo, Harald and Nicole of Spielmaterial
having a relaxing dinner after a hard day of work. In the
picture above my Camper Friends and also Elena Stafano
Project manager of Ludica
where I will organize the greatest Area Autooproduzione in
Italy: 200 mq, 30 tables for all new authors.
ULTIMATE Sold Out on day 2
Create YOUR Warangel
- Spartans and Persians
on day 3
picked up by FRED Distribution USA
The looooong and winding road from Milano to Essen, in Camper with the
friends of Amici Ludici Mantova, Marco Valtriani
of Creatori di Divertimento from Pisa and here
arrived in Essen we receive the visit of some friends of La
Tana dei Goblin from Rome. Half of the Luding Italian world
was here in Essen.
Andreas Buhlman of Cliquenabend.de realized a very
Essen 2008 preview and
for me as 1st Italian Author
on his nice website. Here I have the pleasure to thank him in
person and know him on day 2 just when the last copy of Ultimate
was sold out:)
was impressed of the number of gamers that are also playesr of
Ultimate Freesbee, the real sport. This is Eugene Zehner,
US origin, living in Germany, same age, and both Ultimate
Here with author Walter Obert in front of
the GrugaHalle, close to the Essen Fair. Here the
Tokyo Hotel German Rock Group exibithed just after the date
at the Forum Milano. A huge Location like this one, is
the FORUM that
will host the first edition of
Ludica Festival of Games on 21-23 november in Milano. I was called
to coordinate also there the Area Autoproduzione (SelfProduction
Area) to gather together the many author that enjoy creating
their own games. I brought in Ludica not only them but also
Hasbro Italy or NewMedia Disney and now I am
Consultant for Press, Booth of this Festival. If you wish to
come, just contact me:).
One of the author you'll met in Ludica is Marco Valtriani from
Pisa that presented here in Essen his first Card Game I had the
pleasure to illustrate: AiaGaia. It is a funny, fast,
interactive card game ood for all the family.
day 3 also all the boxes of 12 years old Warangel sold
out and, as for Ultimate, also the demo copy was sold. Here is
the last two armies of Spartans and Persians
in action. Garrit from Germany is a 14 years old boy that
is absolutely at the level of Leonidas, leading his Spartans,
while I was leading the Persians of Xerxes. His mum came back to
the booth at the end of the fair to pick up this demo copy with
the maps of Thermopylae and Persepolis. This is
the point of Create YOUR Warangel: you can pick up the Races you
like, the Maps you like and take what you like, also ordering
through the net, shipping worldwide, any day. Any game you find
Here is the sweetest souvenir I had from Esssen 2008: the White
Freesbee of Melanie from Canada, real Ultimate Freesbee
player just like Christian Lemay that is showing the
Ultimate T-Shirt of his team. Thank you so much dear friends:)
Christian also is author of Games you find on website
SkorpionMasque. And is not the only "Ultimate freesbee
player-designer" like Angelo. Another one is the author of
Rythm and Bullet, a Party Game of Cocktail Games at
the booth just in front of us, sold out too.
was nice to meet at my and that booth Mathew, Cyril
of Hystari Games, Spartaco Albeertarelli of
Editrice Giochi and many, many authors and friends.
Andrea Chiarvesio, Luca Borsa, Giovanni
Capobianco of Stupor Mundi, Piero Cioni,
Colovini and Zaccariotto of Venice Coonection,
Mario Sacchi, Paolo Vallerga, Paolo Mori,
Luca Coppola, Sooooo many people: it is nice to remember
for many of them their first steps, the first times they asked
to me how to come in Essen, how to fill the forms, and now see
them with their own companies and booths.
See you in LuccaGames
1-4 November: we are there since 2000, when
Warangel gets first "Best of Show"
award named "Best Italian Game".
Here the 2008 preview on LuccaGames website.
Then Ludica Festival of
Games in FORUM Milano, 21-23 november.
See you there... To the