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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.)

Yunnan

Design by Aaron Haag Published by Argentum Verlag 2 – 5 Players, 90 minutes – 2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Ever since I was a child I heard variations of the phrase, “I wouldn’t do that for all … Continue reading

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Russian Railroads

Design by Helmut Ohley & Leonhard Orgler Published by Hans im Glück / Z-Man Games 2 – 4 Players, 2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Designers Helmut Ohley and Leonhard Orgler are train and railroad aficionados.  They both have … Continue reading

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Linko (Abluxxen)

Design by Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling Published by Ravensburger 2 – 5 Players, 20 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser One cannot help but admire the incredible diversity of designers Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling.  They are equally adept … Continue reading

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Coal Baron

Design by Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling Published by R&R Games 2 – 4 Players, 60 – 75 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser  Mining coal is a dirty business, requiring back-breaking work in conditions that—at least in the times … Continue reading

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Machi Koro

Design by Masao Suganuma Published by Grounding, Inc. 2 – 4 Players, 30 – 45 minutes Review by:  Greg J. Schloesser  Japon Brand has developed quite the reputation for publishing small games that appear nondescript, yet despite their tiny size, … Continue reading

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Start 11

Design by Reiner Knizia Published by Ravensburger 2-4 Players, 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser  Remember the days of Euphrat & Tigris, Amun-Re, Taj Mahal and Stephensons Rocket?  These were vintage Knizia designs, games that had great depth and … Continue reading

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Bang! The Dice Game

Design by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach Published by dv Giochi 3 – 8 Players, 15 – 20 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser  I remember first encountering the card game Bang! while attending my very first Spiel in Essen, … Continue reading

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Relic Runners

Design by Matthew Dunstan Published by Days of Wonder 2 – 5 Players, 1 – 1 ½ hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Days of Wonder achieved fame by publishing lavishly produced games that were renowned for their beautiful, high … Continue reading

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Snowdonia

Design by Tony Boydell Published by Surprised Stare Games / Lookout Games 1 – 5 Players, 90 – 120 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser  Snowdonia is a dramatically beautiful national park located in Wales.  Parts of it are surprisingly … Continue reading

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The Kingdoms of the Crusaders

Designed by Danila Gorunov and Sergei Machin Published by Right Games 2 Players, 30 minutes Reviewed by Greg J. Schloesser  Knights converge on the Holy Land intent on wresting control of this sacred area from enemies of the Cross.  Titanic … Continue reading

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