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Essen – Reenergizing and Exhausting

Well, the jetlag is starting to wear off and it feels like time to start thinking about the lessons from Essen 2013 – don’t worry, game discussion will come in future columns, as I got in 10 solid games and … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning in Essen

On the way over here, I saw an episode of How I Met Your Mother where everyone appeared to be writing letters to their future selves.  One of those is coming from-me-to-me for Essen 2014, but for now a report … Continue reading

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My first Love It of Essen 2013

My previous post got wiped out and I am not fully packed for Essen. I leave in an hour. I have played Florenza: the Card Game twice and really enjoyed it.   If you like five-round 60-90 minute engine-building card … Continue reading

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Review: Taschkent

Taschkent Designed by Peer Sylvester Art by Klemens Franz Published by Mücke Spiele   2-4 players Ages 8+ 60 minutes   Reviewed by Jonathan Franklin Played once Photo by Harald Mücke   What game would you make if it had … Continue reading

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Review: Dahschur

Dahschur: Die Rote Pyramid Designed by Pauli Haimerl Art by Christian Opperer Published by Mucke Spiele 2-4 players Ages 10 and up 90 minutes Reviewed by Jonathan Franklin Played once Dahschur: Die Rote Pyramid is part of Mucke Spiele’s Edition … Continue reading

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Review: Wild Fun West

Wild Fun West Designed by Andrei Novac, Agnieska Kopera, and Vlad Sladariu Art by Agnieska Kopera and David Prieto Published by (NSKN Legendary Games) 4-8 players Ages 8+ 45-60 minutes Reviewed by Jonathan Franklin Looking for a large group game … Continue reading

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Review: Sushi Go!

Sushi Go! Designed by Phil Walker-Harding Published by Adventureland Games Review by Jonathan Franklin Players – 2-5 Playtime – 20 minutes (even with 5 players) Ages – 7+ Warning – do not play this game or read this review when … Continue reading

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Review: Gunrunners

Gunrunners Game designed by Steve Finn Art by Rafaella Ryon Graphic design by Filipe Cunha Published by Doctor Finn’s Games 2 to 4 players Ages 8+ 20-45 minutes Reviewed by Jonathan Franklin Steve Finn has designed several clean elegant games … Continue reading

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Review: Kosmonauts

Kosmonauts designed by: Nadezhda Penkrat Yury Yamshchikov 2 – 4 players 60 minutes published by MESAboardgames reviewed by Jonathan Franklin Kosmonauts is a race around the solar system using a vector-based movement system, much like Bolide the car racing game … Continue reading

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Do Agricola and an iPod Touch go well together? Read and find out.

Agricola (iOS) Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Artist: Klemens Franz Publisher: Lookout Games iOS Developer: Playdek I just played Agricola on a screen under 4” and lived to tell about it.  If you don’t know about Agricola, it is a 2+ hour … Continue reading

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