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Liga: Primiera Review

Primiera Designer: Spartaco Albertarelli Artist: Chiara Verceresi Publisher: KaleidosGames, Oliphante Ages: 8+ Players: 2-4 Time: 30 mins Times played: endless time Scopa and Scopone and many times Primiera Almost all Italian people know what are Scopa and Scopone, traditional games … 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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Dale Yu: Review of Doodle City (Aporta Games)

  Doodle City Designers: Eilif Svensson, Kristian Amundsen Østby Publisher: Aporta Games Players: 1-6 Ages: 8+ Time: ~15 min/game Times played: 20 (~12 solo) with PnP copy Doodle City can already be labeled one of my surprise hits of Essen … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Samurai Spirit (Funforge / Passport)

Samurai Spirit Designer: Antoine Bauza Publisher: FunForge / Passport Game Studios Ages: 9+ Players: 1-7 Time: 30 min Times played: ~10, varying player counts, all on Normal difficulty So, if you’re a regular reader of our modest little blog, you’ll … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Black Fleet (Space Cowboys)

  Black Fleet Designer: Sebastian Bleasdale Publisher: Space Cowboys/Asmodee Ages: 14+ Players: 3-4 Time: ~60 minutes Times Played: 3, at conventions and with review copy provided by Asmodee Black Fleet is this year’s new release from Space Cowboys, a newish … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Abyss (Bombyx/Asmodee)

Abyss Designers: Bruno Cathala and Charles Chevallier Publisher: Bombyx/Asmodee Ages: 14+ Players: 2-4 Time: 45 minutes Times played: 3 with review copy provided by Asmodee   Abyss is one of the new releases distributed by Asmodee at GenCon 2014.  It … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Lords of Xidit (Libellud)

  Lords of Xidit Designer: Regis Bonnessee Publisher: Libellud/Asmodee Players: 3-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 90-120 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Asmodee Lords of Xidit is another game that looks awfully familiar to another game already in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Ca$h ‘n Guns, second edition (REPOS)

  Ca$h ‘n Guns, second edition Designer: Ludovic Maublanc Publisher: REPOS (distributed by Asmodee) Players: 4-8 Ages: 8+ Time: about 20 minutes Times played: 4 with review copy provided by Asmodee Ca$h ‘n Guns has been re-released this year – … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Mad City (Mayfair)

  Mad City Designer: Kane Klenko Publisher: Mayfair Games Players: 1-6 Time: 30-45 minutes Ages: 8+ Times played: 4 with review copy provided by Mayfair Mad City is the “manic game of parks and re-creation” where players try to construct … Continue reading

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Essen Preview: Fresh Fish

Fresh Fish Designed by Friedemann Friese; new edition to be published by 2F Spiele Once upon a time, the biggest source for German games in the United States was Adam Spielt, a German online store that was happy to ship … Continue reading

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