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Jonathan Franklin: Review of Founders of the Empire

Founders of the Empire Designers: Alexy Kalinin and Petr Tyulenev Illustrator: Andrey Shcherbakov Publisher: RightGames Players: 2-4 Time:  30-45 minutes Ages: 12+ (although I think younger players with a spatial sense would be fine)   Reviewer: Jonathan Franklin Played 6 … Continue reading

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Jonathan Franklin: Review of Enclave: Zakon Krańca Świata

Enclave: Zakon Krańca Świata Designer: Łukasz Woźniak Publisher: G3/RedImp/ST Games Players: 2-4 Time: 90-120 minutes Ages: 12+ (The game is not that complex, but it is dark)   Reviewed by Jonathan Franklin Times Played: 2 (with review copy provided by … Continue reading

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Jonathan Franklin: Review of Super Fantasy: Ugly Snouts Assault

Super Fantasy: Ugly Snouts Assault Designers: Marco Valtriani Illustrator: Guido Favaro Graphics: Frederico Dumas Publisher: Red Glove Players: 1-6 Time: 90-150 minutes Ages: 8+ (8 year olds might need some initial coaching, but then should be fine) Reviewer: Jonathan Franklin … Continue reading

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Jonathan Franklin: Review of 21 Mutinies Arrr! Edition

21 Mutinies Arrr! Edition Designers: Perepau Llistosella Illustrator: Pedro Soto and Chechu Nieto Publisher: Asylum Games Players: 3-5 (more is better) Time: 45-75 minutes Ages: 10+ (although I think younger players would be fine if they are decisive) Reviewer: Jonathan … Continue reading

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Craftsmen Review

Craftsmen Designer: Krzysztof Matusik Publisher: G3/ST Games Players: 2-5 Time: 120-180 minutes Ages: 10+ (but that would have to be a darn mature 10 year old.) Times Played: 2 (with review copy provided by G3 Games) Photo of the designer … Continue reading

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7 Days of Westerplatte – Review

7 Days of Westerplatte Designer: Łukasz Woźniak Publisher: G3/ST Games Players: 1-4 Time: 45 – 60 minutes Ages: 8+   Reviewer: Jonathan Franklin Times Played: 3 (with review copy provided by G3 Games)   Plants vs Zombies, the co-op, set … Continue reading

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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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