ASSIST VIDEO with Beth, Angelo and Scott
at the BoardGameGeek Booth!
A Family, Pokery Card Game that
Aldie during the video commented like that: "I love this game" -
"This is Wonderful" - "This is Great" - "Still one More"... Dear
friend, thank you for your kind words and very glad you all
Here in Essen 2011, this Card Game
was played, appreciated and picked up for distribution by
Nick Medinger by Funagain: if you are interested, ask
Thank you BoardGameGeek!
Before the opening of Essen 2010, Derk Solko one of
the founders of BGG together with Scott Alden, was so
kind to bring at my booth the American Fotball BGG Jersey with
the # 14. Same number I wear when playing Quarterback for Milano
Pythons maaany years ago, and with the name WARANGELO on the
back. To understand the story of this gift, you have to check
the PhotoReport of Essen
2009:) Have you ever seen WarAngelo so happy?:)
Really proud to be a part of this BIG TEAM:)
I work in the luding
word as professional game designer and illustrator since 1996
with my first awarded game
BGG lives since 2000: in all this time I do not count how many
people, new authors, gamers, I put in contact with this website,
or introduced here in Essen BGG booth. Here with his yellow
T-Shirt the 77 years old author of Area Autoproduzione Bum
van Willigen from Holland who follow us in Ludica Milano,
Lucca Games and here in Essen. I introduce him personally to
Aldie that is directoring all these videos. On air is Andrea
Chiarvesio with his last work Arcanum, together with
Pierluca Zizzi. Who was in Essen
Area Autoproduzione Booth back in 1997,
here the PhotoReport:)
The usual party
that took place in all Essen Fairs in front of our Booth 9-30:
the Fragor Brothers and their families always bring
something new to entertain the audience, with their games,
drinks and foods! Here Gordon is feeding friends while
his body is feeding the shark of their last boardgame:
His children where maybe the first
to play Assist!
at my booth: glad you too appreciated my game!
Gordon's daughter is really similar to my 17 years old first
daughter: maybe she will reach us in Essen in next years... At
the fair end on sunday, for these young friends, little gift of
uncle Angelo from Italy:)
Area Autoproduzione booth
welcomes for the second year Nestor Romeral from Spain,
this year only on day 1 because he just become dad a second time!
Here is interviewed by Andreas Buhlman of
Cliquenabend.de, a german passionate that works more than a
journalist and was so kind to interview me many years ago as
first Italian designer on his website.
Here you find that historical presentation
available in English and German.
Another passionate that worked as a
real italian-german luding journalist is Jost Schwider
who opened on 2005 the italian-german website Spielepizza.de.
Here I introduce him to Giovanni Calcagno from Genova and
his orange card game Play The Sign, available in 5
languages; you can find it on BGG too, of course.
Here the complete list of authors
and games at our booth this year
Angelo Porazzi Games - Area Autoproduzione: Hall 9
BALANCE GAMES - Balance
Created by Bum van Willigen from Holland
DIDATTICAGIOCHI - Play the Sign
Created by Giovanni Calcagno from Italy
Created by Nestor Romeral from Spain
ANGELO PORAZZI GAMES - Assist
- Novelty 2011
Create YOUR Warangel - 10th Generation
Created and illustrated by Angelo Porazzi
Many thanks to all the people,
friends, authors, gamers who meet us at our booth just to
shaking hands or for a talk, not shooted in the PhotoReport.
Pearcy and and Mary Ecklund from Simply Fun, Steven and Monique
from Cartamundi, Dagmar De Cassan, Nick Medinger, Eric Martin,
Friends of Spieletest, Joyce Lam, Luca Cattini, Paolo
Mori, Fabio Boero, Gunther Schmidl, Luca Borsa, Francesco Berardi,
Silvano Sorrentino, Friedeman Friese, Daniela Bigini, Mario Sacchi, Jon Power,
Rompkopf, Cristina and Marcello, Nate Hayden, Christian Lemay...
Simply impossible to list all friends you
meet in Essen Fair:
they are too many!:)
ESSEN SPIEL 2011
19-23 october 2011
Angelo Porazzi Games - Area
Hall 9, Booth 30
What a nice time whe had in
EssenSpiel 2011! Beautiful weather with sunny days: this
autumn either in Italy and Germany is really good. Here the huge
Messe near the green GrugaPark, with the crowd entering
the main entrance.
Inside, our usual, international
Booth in Hall 9: Giovanni Calcagno from Italy with
PLAY THE SIGN, Bum van Willigen and Trudy Bax
from Holland with BALANCE GAMES, Nestor Romeral
from Spain with NESTOR GAMES, Angelo Porazzi the
italian BGG Quarterback, with ASSIST.
and his daughter are with us: Liga is an Italian journalist, member of International Game Award and
luding club Tre Emme Modena.
He won the
Warangel National Tournament back in 2005 and was so kind
to interview me with many other journalist friends and
communicators: you can find many of these interviews on my BGG
Thanks to ALL of you!
In many interviews comes out what
is: Self-Production Area, an idea now invited and hosted in more
than 40 Fairs, Schools, Ludoteques... More than 70 inscribed
authors that love to create, illustrate and realize their
boardgames. Sharing their knoweledge, art, sensibility and
contacst with producers like Cartamundi or furnishers
like Spielmaterial. Authors, illustrators, friends, mostly from Italy
but not only: many are reaching us in many Italian Fairs:
Ludica Milano, Play Modena, LuccaGames... Professionist and beginners joined
together, as the subtitle says "The Authors, Illustrators,
Producers of BoardGames, play together with you!"
The fair begins and the halls are
totally invaded by the crowd of gamers from allover the world.
Area Autoproduzione tables work as usual: on fisrt line you see
Gioca il Segno, perfect card game for children and
families, appropriate to teach and learn maths by playing;
behind the Balance Games from Bum and Trudy, always full
of people waiting to try this "always moving" game:)
Here is Giovanni, author of
Play the Sign, when I introduced him Silvio De Pecher,
one of the founders of La Tana dei Goblin, the oldest and
most complete website in Italy about Board Games. Our two games
and his Play the Sign are here shown on the Press
Where I also meet the author of
Space Bastards: another excellent self-produced games
designed by Jiri Mikolas from Praga. This group was right
in front of us in the fair and is nice to meet such young
authors making complete boardgames with good artwork and nice
ideas like the one to shout "Space Barstards" when arriving at
their booth, just to have a better price!
Monster Falle, awarded best
children game of 2011, had one of the most coloured presentation
booth: I like this simple game and his "cartoomics monsters" so
Here is Mr. Spielmaterial
Harald Mucke, who is alsio Mr. Mucke Spiele. For him
I illustrated the covers of Christmas Penguins and this
year of Dreck Weg!. Here he is showing the games realized
this year: Global Warning, Exposaurus and
Urknall. On 2012, he will produce the first game not only
illustrated but also designed by me for Mucke Spiele...
... the title is AstroNuts,
a funny star game of colonization and alien meetings, good for
all family. Now it is up to Nicole Mucke to translate the
french Rulesheet, Italian and German rulesheet are ready to
print: we hopefully see AstroNuts printed in next Ludica
Milano, 16-18 march 2012!
Giovanni from Italy, Nestor, Silvia
and Pepe from Spain, Bum and Trudy Bax from
Holland, Angelo happy like a child 47 years old, for
gathering so good luding friends from allover the world. Fabio
is the founder of Giochi sul nostro tavolo, an italian
blog that in last years is having big success because of this
credibility that comes from its HONESTY to be COMPLETE. As soon
as all of us will have the capacity to communicate each other,
expecially who made professional luding journalism, think
this luding world will go on better and better.
I always watch to results: if now we
are invited and hosted in more than 40 Fairs, Schools,
Ludoteques..., think that our way to communicate, create games,
create contacts between people... is doing well:)
See you in next
Con: here all the
Area Autoproduzione meetings of a super busy 2011.
Area Autoproduzione at LuccaGames,
thanks for the excellent presentation on their website!
To the next! All
the best to all luding friends around our world! Angelo Porazzi