This week is coming to the end. Last night at Club TreEmme was a night game: after starting a 1969‘s table I played Swordfish with two friends while on the table close to us was in scene Republic of Rome.
After Swordfish, which I will definitely details next week, we played a 6 players game of Libertalia. Playing it I immediately came to mind the many similarities with 7 Wonders, one of the most successful games of recent years and I asked if Libertalia will have the same success and more importantly, what are the ingredients for the success of a game?
It was really a long time I was missing here on opinionatedgamers with interviews and reviews. The reason was that I was much busy in organizing PLAY: The Games Festival, the Italian greatest gamers event with more than 20,000 visitors in two days and really an huge amount of events, publishers, associations and things to manage.
In the meanwhile I was able to start some interview: here the one to Antoine Bauza, probably one of the new raising stars in the boardgames designing with really impressive releases in the last years like 7 Wonders, Takenoko, Mistery Express and Ghost Stories.
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