Author Archives: Andrea "Liga" Ligabue

About Andrea "Liga" Ligabue

Andrea "Liga" Ligabue is a game expert contributing to many games related international projects including Gamers Alliance Report, WIN, ILSA Magazine and Boardgamenews. Member of the International Gamers Awards Committee is coordinator of PLAY: The Games Festival and founder of the project Ludoteca Ideale.

Liga: SecuenzooS review. The best memory ever

Designer: Roberto Pisonero Trapote Publisher: Blauberry Time: 30-60 minutes Players: 2-5 Age: 8+ Review based on several sessions thanks to a review copy by the publisher Modern boardgaming is built on some pillars made of classical mechanics/games. One of this … Continue reading

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Liga: GodZ Review with some designers notes

Designers: Marco Valtriani and Diego Cerreti Illustrator: Guido Favaro Publisher: Red Glove Players: 3-5 Time: 90 Ages: 12+ Review by Andrea “Liga” Ligabue after 3 plays thanks to an early review copy by Red Glove (I have not yet got … Continue reading

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Liga: Hexemonia preview with some designer’s notes

Designer: Fabio Attoli Publisher: Pendragon Games Studio Players: 2-4 Time: 45 minutes Ages: 13+ Rules will be soon available on Pendragon Game Studio web-site Once upon a time there was hexes: every game with the ambition to be something more … Continue reading

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Liga: (P)review of Soqquadro

Soqquadro Designer: Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini, Lorenzo Tucci Sorrentino Publisher: Cranio Creations Ages: 8+ Players: 2-12 Time: 20 min Soqquadro, the new game from Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini and Lorenzo Tucci Sorrentino by Cranio Creations is a classic party-game: something … Continue reading

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Game Preview: Hyperborea

Designer: Andrea Chiarvesio and Pierluca Zizzi Publisher: Asterion, Yemaia Players: 2-6 Ages: 12+ Time: 90 minutes Times played: many plays at different stages of development but this preview is about the final rules of the upcoming release The game release … Continue reading

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HP got games with Ventonuovo

I don’t know if this could be a new frontier of the print-and-play or just a singular event but I think it is something of interest to talk about. It was announced during last edition of PLAY: The Games Festival … Continue reading

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Game Preview: Galaxy Defenders operation strikeback

In the first chapters of the story the Terrains Agents mission after mission chase the Aliens and now is the time for the counterstrike! Thanks to a preview copy offered by Ares I was able to try something of the … Continue reading

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True Boardgames in Schools

Since we are on Opinionated Gamers I would like to offer my opinion about using real board-games in school’s activities, something I actively doing in the last 7 years, part for fun and part for job. I’m also teaching teachers … Continue reading

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Galaxy Defenders: The Earth Strikes Back

Tomorrow will start the kickstarter campaign for “The Earth Strikes Back”, the upcoming expansion of Galaxy Defenders. I decided to interview Nunzio Surace, one of the designers, about this new chapters of the Galaxy Defenders saga. [Liga] Hi Nunzio, Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Game Design: gioco e giocare tra teoria e progetto

Dear Gamers I’m proud to announce one of the novelty presented during the last edition of PLAY: The Games Festival. It is a book about Game Design I have contributed to realize inserting quotes from our The Art of Design: … Continue reading

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