Category Archives: Reviews

Dale Yu: Review of Flick ‘Em Up

  Flick ‘Em Up Designer: Jean-Yves Monpertuis Publisher: Pretzel Games Players: 2-10 Age: 8+ Time: 45 mins Times Played: 7, both with review copy provided by Z-Man as well as at Gathering of Friends Flick ‘Em Up is the first … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Parfum

  Parfum Designers: Marcel Suesselbeck and Marco Ruskowski Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 45 min Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Asmodee I have always felt that Fresko was an under-appreciated game – which is an odd thing … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Wink

Wink Designer: Fred Krahwinkel Publisher: Blue Orange Players: 4-8 Time: 20-30 minutes Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by Blue Orange Wink is a fun light-hearted game where you try to score points by winking at your partners without … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Battle Sheep

  Battle Sheep Designer: Francesco Rotta Publisher: Blue Orange Players: 2-4 Time: 15-20 minutes Ages: 7+ Times Played: 5, with review copy provided by Blue Orange Battle Sheep is a game that has been on my radar since it was … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Traders of Osaka

  Traders of Osaka Designer: Susumu Kawasaki Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 13+ Time: 30 mins Times played: 2, with newest edition, a review copy provided by Z-man.  At least 20 games with original language independent release from Japan, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Flip City (aka Design Town)

  Flip City Designer: Chen Chih Fan Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games / Homosapiens Lab Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 mins Times played: 6, with review copy provided by TMG as well as at Gathering of Friends (Homosapiens) Flip City … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Review of Abracada-What?

Abracada…What? Designer: Gary Kim Publisher: Z-Man Games/ Korea Boardgames Ages: 7+ Time: 30 min Players: 2-5 [Editor’s Note – The initial part of this review is a repost of Nathan Beeler’s December 2014 piece.  The second portion of this review … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Rococo

Rococo (Rokoko) Publisher: Eagle Games/Eggertspiele Designers: Matthias Cramer, Louis Malz, Stefan Malz Players: 2-5 Ages: 12+ Playing Time: 60-120min MSRP $59.95 Release: 2013 Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: 2-3 Introduction Welcome to the Rococo … Continue reading

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Review of Mysterium (a.k.a. Tajemnicze Domostwo)

Designers:                Oleksander Nevskiy & Oleg Sidorenko Publisher:                 Multiple Players:                     2 to 7 Ages:                          8 and Up Time:                         30 – 60 Minutes Times Played:           8 Mysterium: Is it worthy of the hype?  Mysterium has been much hyped over the past six months.  The game has made … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Cacao

Cacao Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Publisher: Z-Man/Abacus Players: 2 to 4 tribal chiefs Ages: 8+ Time: 45 minutes Times Played: 7, between review copy provided by Z-Man and with their demo copy at the Gathering of Friends I first played Cacao … Continue reading

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