We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us: the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero path…
This year was my first-ever Essen, and as a true SPIEL neophyte I was fortunate to have the guidance and wise counsel of John Yianni and Rob Harris. Without them I might still be lost in the abysmal depths of Hall 8 — which, I maintain, wasn’t even there for the first two days, since only that can truly explain its surprising discovery on day three! The SPIEL halls did seem to bend both space and time, and even after four days there was so much left unseen and undone. Here’s to SPIEL 2012!
…Where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence, and where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the World.
This post also appears on my BoardGameGeek blog.