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About gschloesser

Greg Schloesser is the founder of the Westbank Gamers and co-founder of the East Tennessee Gamers. He is also a prolific reviewer of games and a regular contributor to numerous gaming publications and websites, including Counter, Knucklebones, Boardgame News, Boardgame Geek, Gamers Alliance and many others. Greg has been a gaming enthusiast his entire life, growing up in our hobby mainly on the war game side. His foray onto the internet exposed him to the wonderful world of German and European games and now nearly all of his gaming time is devoted to this area of our hobby. He travels to several gaming conventions each year and is the co-founder of Gulf Games, a regional gaming get-together held in the Southern USA. Greg was born in 1961 and lived his entire life in New Orleans before moving to East Tennessee in 2005. He is married and has one daughter (now married.)

Warehouse 51

Design by Bruno Faidutti, Sergio Halaban & Andre Zatz Published by Fun Forge / Passport Game Studios 2 – 5 Players, 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser At the end of the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark film, … Continue reading

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Quilt Show

Design by Judy Martin & Steve Bennett Published by Rio Grande Games 2 – 4 Players, 1 1/2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser I am not a crafty person…in either sense of the word.  What I am speaking of … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu

Design by Alan M. Newman Published by Matagot 2 Players, 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Back in 2005, Alan Newman’s Dynasties was published by Jolly Ranger Games.  I was pleased to see the game finally published, as I … Continue reading

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Scaling the Mountains

A review of K2 and Mt. Everest Design by Adam Kaluza Published by Rebel.PL 2 – 5 Players, 2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser           While I truly don’t understand the seemingly insatiable (and perhaps … Continue reading

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Lost Cities

Design by Reiner Knizia Published by Kosmos 2 Players, 30 mintues Review by Greg J. Schloesser Lost Cities was first published back in 1999.  I vividly remember my first encounter with the game, which was that same year at Gulf … Continue reading

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Take 6

Design by Wolfgang Kramer Published by Amigo / Mayfair Games 2 – 10 Players, 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser In the board gaming world, a game that has been in continuous print since 1994 is a rarity.  There … Continue reading

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Hyperborea

Design by Andrea Chiarvesio & Pierluca Zizzi Published by Asterion / Yemaia 2 – 6 Players, 2 – 3 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Hyperborea contains many elements of board game design that I generally dislike:  fantasy theme, territorial … Continue reading

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Dohdles!

Design by Klaus Teuber Published by Kosmos 3 – 6 Players, 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser I enjoy a good party game, one that can get a lot of folks involved and where the emphasis is placed on … Continue reading

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Deus

Design by Sébastien Dujardin Published by Pearl Games 2 – 4 Players, 1 ½ hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Read this description from the box of Deus: “As the leader of an ancient civilization, explore unknown lands in order … Continue reading

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Elysium

Design by Brett J. Gilbert & Matthew Dunstan Published by Space Cowboys 2 – 4 Players, 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser I always applaud originality in game design.  Sure, there is wisdom in the old adage / question … Continue reading

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