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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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Dale Yu: Review of Five Tribes (Days of Wonder)

Designer: Bruno Cathala Publisher: Days of Wonder Players: 2-4 Time: 40-80 min* Ages: 13+ * recommended time is what is printed on the box, our games proved to be closer to 120 min for a 4p game Times played: 3, … Continue reading

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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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