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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.)

San Juan

Design by Andreas Seyfarth Published by Alea / Ravensburger 2 – 4 Players, 45 minutes – 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser Puerto Rico by award-winning designer Andreas Seyfarth is widely recognized as one of the best boardgames ever … Continue reading

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Spyrium

Design by William Attia Published by Asmodee 2 – 5 Players, 1 1/2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser While not a big science fiction fan, I must admit that I find the steampunk genre to be highly creative and … Continue reading

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Pyramidion

Design by Yannick Gervais Published by White Goblin Games 2 – 5 Players, 1 ½ hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Egypt is such a rich subject for game themes.  The grandiose pyramids continue to enchant and enthrall visitors over … Continue reading

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Enter the Arena

Design by Maxwell Mahaffa & Jonathan Oberto Published by Promethean Games 2 – 4 Players, 15 – 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Ahhh, Kickstarter.  While there have been a few pleasant surprises, experience has taught me that most … Continue reading

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Cartagena

Design by Leo Colovini Published by Ravensburger 2 – 5 Players, 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Back in 2000 (which seems like a lifetime ago in the gaming hobby) Winning Moves released Leo Colovini’s Cartagena, a race / … Continue reading

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Clubs

Design by Dominic Crapuchetttes Published by Northstar Games 2 – 6 Players, 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser My tastes in gaming run from silly, light party games to deep strategy games that can take hours and hours to … Continue reading

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Basilica

Design by Lukasz M. Pogoda Published by Rebel 2 Players, 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Games utilizing a castle-building theme are, as the saying goes, a “dime-a-dozen.”  For those not familiar with this American idiom, that means there is … Continue reading

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Dodekka

Design by Andy Hopwood Published by Coiledspring Games 2 – 6 Players, 20 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser I am always on the prowl for a good “filler”; i.e., a game that is easy to learn and play, is … Continue reading

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Prosperity

Design by Reiner Knizia & Sebastian Bleasdale Published by Ystari Games 2 – 4 Players, 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser With a name like “Prosperity”, you would think this game would be an economic game of high finance … Continue reading

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Nations

Design by Einar & Robert Rosén, Nina & Rustan Hakansson Published by Lautapelit.fi 1 – 5 Players, 3 – 4 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Memories of my boardgaming past will occasionally surface, influencing my tastes and inclinations in … Continue reading

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