Category Archives: Reviews

Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Design by Brian Mayer Published by Academy Games 1 – 4 Players, 2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser There are some subjects that many game designers feel are taboo, as they are likely to prove far too sensitive for … Continue reading

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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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Rokoko

Design by Matthias Cramer / Louis Malz / Stefan Malz Published by Eggertspiele / Pegasus Spiele 2 – 5 Players, 1 1/2 – 2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Interested in designing stunning dresses and sharply-fitted suits for the … Continue reading

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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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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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Essen 2014 Quick Reviews and Previews Japon Brand

Essen Quick Previews-Okazu Games Isaribi   by Hisashi  Hayashi will make  its Essen debut this fall.  The designer is one of my favorites with a diverse portfolio of games that I enjoy playing and admire for the innovations such as … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Review of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Primary Designer: Mike SelinkerPublisher: Paizo Publishing Ages: 13+ Players: 1-4 (5 w/ expansions) Time: 90 mins It’s almost been a full year since the highly popular launch of the Pathfinder Adventure Card … 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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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) Designers: Tom Cleaver Artists: Banu Andaru Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Playing Time: 45min Languages: English MSRP $19.99 Release: 2014 Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: … Continue reading

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