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Dodekka

Design by Andy Hopwood Published by Coiledspring Games 2 – 6 Players, 20 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser I am always on the prowl for a good “filler”; i.e., a game that is easy to learn and play, is … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: day 2

It is late and I’m quite tired after a long day of games and friends, potatoes and wooden cubes, cards and maps and hours of walking along the halls. I’m quite sure we were able to see no more than … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: Day 1

Today we play! No excuses, no regrets. We will take no prisoners! We were at the Messe enough time before the opening to be able to let our jackets in the press-room wardrobe. As usual all the lockers were already … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: Day 0

Today is “the day”, when left behind ordinary customs and traditions me and Caterina convert in real “gaming machine” ready to play everything will be served on our tables. Of course we have likings and prejudices, expectations and wishes but … Continue reading

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Hyperborea: The What and the How

When I consider new games these days, especially when going through the monster that is the Essen list for this year, it takes a few things to get me to look deeper at a game. Art, designer, publisher, and theme … Continue reading

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Prosperity

Design by Reiner Knizia & Sebastian Bleasdale Published by Ystari Games 2 – 4 Players, 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser With a name like “Prosperity”, you would think this game would be an economic game of high finance … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Timeline: American History and Timeline: Americana

   Timeline: American History  and  Timeline: Americana Designer: Frederic Henry Publisher: Asmodee Players: 2-8 Ages: 8+ on box,(I would go a little older) Time: 15 mins Times played: 3 each with review copies provided by Asmodee Timeline is a simple … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Camel Up

  Camel Up Designer: Steffen Bogen Players: 2-8 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times Played: 4 (2 at Gathering of Friends, 2 with review copy provided by Z-Man Games) Camel Up has slowly made its way to the North American … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Onirim, 2014 Edition (Z-man Games)

Onirim Designer: Shadi Torbey Publisher: Z-Man games Players: 1-2 Ages: 10+ Time: ~15 mins   Times played: 2 with newest edition, at least 10 with original version   Onirim is a clever solo/2p card game where the player(s) work against … Continue reading

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Liga: Review Bim Bum Bam

Designer: Lorenzo Tucci Sorrentino Publisher: Cranio Creations Year Published: 2014 (Essen release) Players: 1+ Age: 7+ Playing Time: 5 minutes Who is going to start a game is one of the hardest problem gamers has to face before actually starting … Continue reading

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