Boardgames 20192018-10-01T12:20:50+00:00

Boardgames at Fastaval 2019

Here you will find the descriptions of the year’s board games at Fastaval.

50 Clues: Pendulum of the Dead by Jeppe Norsker

Save the world from the 6-year old Crown Prince Ludvig who has accumulated enough black soul juice through numerous reincarnations to be able to destroy everything. A macabre puzzle game with app support.

Arena Mechs by Peter Just Jensen

Build combat robots, program them and smash the others’ robots in the arena. The robots’ programs can be changed during the fight, making the arena duels dynamic and exciting.

Automata by Andreas Frisch

Build steampunk robots with dice that give access to actions: The more eyes, the greater the effect, but the fewer the eyes, the faster the die is activated.

Behemoth by Morten Brøsted

Using magic, players can increase their power and influence over the land. However, the rituals also strengthen the celtic natural spirit Behemoth which is ravaging the country. Once the country has been rescued, a new king will be crowned but the other players might not vote for you, if you have been too power greedy.

Bodensee Tourismus by Andreas Esbech

Build tourist attractions and attract tourists – or even better, get your competitors to lure tourists to your attractions – so you can empty their pockets and influence which attractions are worth the most points at the end of the game.

Checkpoint Rally by Jesper Kjær

A racing game where you build the track during the game. The less time you spend, the more tiles you can lay down and the faster you will reach all your checkpoints.

Cumulus by Johannes Følsgaard

Cumulus is the experience of lying together in the grass on a summer day, watching the clouds in the sky create shapes while we guess what the others see in the clouds.

Exoplanet Colony by Juan Pablo Vargas Seguel

Stranded on a planet outside the solar system, you must use your special abilities to create a base adapted to the planet’s atmosphere and meteorological conditions before your rapidly depleting supply of vital resources run out.

Fog of Love: Midlife Crisis by Jacob Jaskov

When the midlife crisis hits, you must ask yourself who you really are and what you really want. Sometimes the answer is surprising. Especially when you have two inner voices with conflicting goals.

Mice & Dragons by Romain Caterdjian

The dragons at the nursing home pass the time catching mice. Bend your dragon’s neck and steer it through the maze after the mice, but be careful not to topple the entrance!

Mudita by Mads Fløe og Allan Kirkeby

Dice worker placement eurogame where the dice need to be combined in pairs to gather resources, trade and expand the market with new stands that provide new opportunities, synergies and strategies.

Parasite by Uffe Thorsen

Somewhere in space, a shapeless space parasite encounters a high-tech space station. The parasite is hungry, cold and scared while the station struggles to continue functioning after the attack. An asymmetric card game for two players.

Party Survival by Niklas Høøk

When you are stranded on a deserted island, you need to work together and share the food get your hands on the food first and lure the others over to the snakes!

Scion by Ryan Rohde Hougaard

A marry’n’write game for 2 to 20 players. You control a noble family and in every generation, you must find the best heir and the best marriage to strengthen your family’s position in the church, political life, and culture, or through property, alms and travels.

The Machine by Kasper Lapp

One player is the manager and the rest the factory workers building the machine that will replace all of them bar one. Will you suck up to the manager or drag your feet so the machine won’t be finished on time?

The Planets are Revolting! By Matthew Nadelhaft

The tyrant of the Galaxy punishes the planet that gives him the least tributes. You have to balance paying enough in tribute to avoid his wrath and saving enough resources to build your super weapon so you can defeat the tyrant and become the hero of the entire galaxy.

The Two Princes by Martin B Enghoff

A co-operative story game about the two English heirs to the throne who disappeared forever in the Tower of London before their coronation.

Whirling Alchemy by Erik Andersson Sundén

Being an alchemist is stressful! New ingredients keep landing on your desk and you have to transform them all so your desk is empty and tidy. Or send so many ingredients to your neighbor that he drowns in them.

The board game jury at Fastaval 2019

Head of Jury:

Morten “Muyten” Andersen:

Morten started playing board games already as a child but didn’t start his own collection for real untill just over 20 years ago. During the last years he has been a part of the board game design company Among Meeples who have so far released 2 games. He has been a guru at the board game cafe Bastard Cafe in Copenhagen since the beginning and has arranged board game events at the Roskilde music festival and other places.

At Fastaval Morten has been responsible for running the board game cafe for more than 10 years and has been a contender in the board game competition himself with the two games Heirs and Last Stand, both in 2013

Favorite Game: Tzolk’in

Jury Members:

Jeppe Christoffersen:

Even though he is only 30 Jeppe is already experienced in the Danish board game community.
He has been a guru at Papas Papbar in Odensen for two years and was part of arranging Århus brætspils-festival in 2018.

This is going to be Jeppes fourth Fastaval and though he is new as a jury member he got a taste last year when his fiancé Emilie was part of the jury.

Favorite Game: Puerto Rico.

Lars Wagner Hansen:

Lars lives on Sory where he organises Nordic Game Day at the library and other events at the local board game cafe. Lars started going to Fastaval more than 30 years ago but stopped in the mid 90s when his first daughter arrived.

In the meantime he took up designing board games and after the board game design competition was introduced. Lars entered the competition in 2016 with Jumping Frog and again in 2017 with Pizza Delivery.

Favorite Game: Das Motorsports-spiel

Henrik Krøjmand:

Henrik has been into board games for a long time and is willing to play most genres although eurogames remain closest to his heart.

Some of you will know him from one or more of the numerous other posts he has held at Fastaval for the past 10 years wether it be the cafe, bunker or handling the wiring.

Favorite Game: Terraforming Mars.

Sofie Liv Støvelbæk:

Sofie grew up with playing board games with her family untill they got tired of losing to her. Luckily she found friends that were somewhat harder to beat.

Sofie joined Fastaval for real in 2017 where she ended up spending most of the convention designing a game for that years “build a board game” competition. It ended up paying off though as she won that years competition. The following year she got nominated in the design competition for Dwarves and Diamond and in 2018 she made us dance with her game Move It which also earned a nomination.

Favorite Game: Dead of Winter.