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Dale Yu: Review of SteamRollers

  SteamRollers Designer: Mark Gerrits Publisher: Flatlined Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: ~45 minutes Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Flatlined Games SteamRollers was a new release at Essen 2015, though in small quantities. It appears that … Continue reading

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7 Wonders Duel – Game Review

Designers: Antoine Bauza, Bruno Cathala Publisher:  Repos Production Players:  2 – 2 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played:  > 7 I’m always on the lookout for quality two-player games, and 2015 was a good year for such … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Council of Four

  Council of Four Designers: Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini Publisher: Cranio Creations Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Cranio Creations In Council of Four, you take on the role of … Continue reading

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Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilizaton Review

Designer: Vlaada Chvátil Publisher: Czech Games Edition Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 120-240 minutes Times Played: 7 (2 face-to-face, 7 online), a review copy was provided by Czech Games Edition [Editor’s Note: this review presumes that you are familiar with … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Big Book of Madness

  The Big Book of Madness Designer: Maxine Rambourg Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-5 Ages: 14 Time: 60-90 mins Times played: 5, with review copy provided by IELLO Big Book of Madness had been a long time coming… I had been … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Liguria

  Liguria Designer: Alessandro Zucchini Publisher: Queen Games Players: 3-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Queen Games In Liguria, players act as merchants sailing around the Ligurian sea, attempting to collect the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Klask

    Klask Designer: Mikkel Bertelsen Publisher: Klask Ages: 6+ Players: 2 Time: ~10 minutes Times played: >15 with review copy provided by Klask / Marektoy Klask was a new dexterity game that I found at Essen 2015, at a … Continue reading

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Review of Raptor by Bruno Cathala and Bruno Faidutti

Designers: Bruno Cathala and Bruno Faidutti Publisher:  Matagot (Distributed by Asmodee) Players:  2 Ages:  9 and Up Time:  25 Minutes Times Played:  > 5 (on Review Copy Provided by Asmodee) In Raptor, one player controls a mother velociraptor and her five … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Karuba

  Karuba Designer: Ruediger Dorn Publisher: HABA Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: ~40 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by HABA USA   To paraphrase myself from a previous review: When I heard that HABA was going to … Continue reading

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Dan Blum: Review of Watson & Holmes

Watson & Holmes Designer: Jesús Torres Castro Publisher: Ludonova Ages: 12+ Players: 2-7 Time: 45-75 minutes Times played: 3, went through the other 10 cases solitaire It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. It’s usually not … Continue reading

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