Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Artifacts, Inc. by Ryan Laukat and Red Raven Games

Designer:  Ryan Laukat Publisher:  Red Raven Games, Iello Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  13 and Up Time:  60 Minutes Times Played:  > 5 I’m generally skeptical of the Kickstarter craze the hobby has experienced in recent years, but I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Clockwork Wars

  Clockwork Wars Designer: Hassan Lopez Players: 2-4 Ages: 13+ Time: 60-120 min Times played: 2 with review copy provided by Gryphon Games Clockwork Wars is a steampunk themed game where the 4 rival races (Purebreeds, Troglodytes, Rhinochs and Mongrels) … Continue reading

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Broom Service

Design by Andreas Pelikan & Alexander Pfister Published by Alea / Ravensburger 2 – 5 Players, 1 – 1 1/4 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Since its founding way back in 1999, Alea has earned a much-deserved reputation for … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Princess Bride: As You Wish

  The Princess Bride: As You Wish Designer: Daniel Solis Publisher: Game Salute Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Game Salute The Princess Bride is one of the iconic movies of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Princess Bride: Miracle Pill

  The Princess Bride: Miracle Pill Designer: Philip duBarry Publisher: Game Salute Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Game Salute The Princess Bride is one of the iconic movies of my … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits

  The Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits Designer: Matthew O’Malley Publisher: Game Salute Players: 2-10 Ages: 10+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Game Salute The Princess Bride is one of the iconic movies … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Codenames

  Codenames Designer: Vlaada Chvatil Publisher: Czech Games Edition Players: 2-8 Ages: 14+ Time: ~15 minutes Times played: 5, both at Gathering of Friends with prototype set as well as with review copy provided by CGE at GenCon In the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Ponzi Scheme

  Ponzi Scheme Designer: Jesse Li Publisher: Homosapiens Lab Players: 3-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-90 minutes Ponzi Scheme is a game which is meant to relive the days of the original Ponzi Scheme – invented in Boston in 1919 by … Continue reading

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Review of Mysterium (Libellud / Asmodee English Edition)

Designers:  Oleksandr Nevskiy & Oleg Sidorenko Publisher:  Libellud (Distributed by Asmodee) Players:  2 – 7 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  42 Minutes Times Played:   > 7 Mysterium: More than just Tajemnicze Domostwo with new art… When I reviewed Tajemnicze Domostwo … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Cheng Huang

  Chenghuang Designer: Jacky Huang Publisher: BigFun Game Players: 3-5 (basic), 3-6(advanced) Time: 45 minutes Ages: 12+ Cheng Huang is the “God of City”, and he is responsible for maintaining the well being of the city.  Players in the game … Continue reading

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