Category Archives: Reviews

Dale Yu: Review of Evolution (NorthStar Games)

  Evolution, 2nd Ed. (2015) Designers: Dominic Crapuchettes, Dmitry Knorre, Sergey Machin Publisher: NorthStar Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 60 minutes Times Played: 10, with review copy provided by NorthStar Games My first review of Evolution was back in … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Review of Evolution (2nd Edition)

In Evolution, players shepherd their species through a progressively more competitive environment.  Get your species to live long and prosper, measured by one’s food intake over the course of the game, and you win the game.  Limited food, players creating … Continue reading

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Castle Panic: The Dark Titan (an expansion review)

Designer: Justin De Witt Publisher: Fireside Games Players: 1-6 Ages: 12+ Playing Time: 60 minutes Review by Mark Jackson on a review copy provided by Fireside Games (4 plays with The Dark Titan, 13 plays with The Wizard’s Tower, 11 … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Welcome to the Dungeon

Welcome to the Dungeon Designer: Masato Uesugi Publisher: IELLO Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: >15 with a review copy provided by IELLO games Welcome to the Dungeon is a second generation production of one of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Mangrovia

  Mangrovia Designer: Eilif Svensson Publisher: Zoch Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 60-90 mins Times played: 8, with review copy provided by Zoch Games We’re just about to the end of the Essen 2014 reviews, and I’ve saved one of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Royals (Abacus)

  Royals Designer: Peter Hawes Publisher: Abacus Players: 2-4 Ages: 2-5 Time ~60 minutes Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Abacus So, sometimes it’s funny how things work out.  As you are probably aware (as you’re reading this … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Mystery Rummy – Escape from Alcatraz

  Mystery Rummy – Escape from Alcatraz Designers: Mike Fitzgerald and Andrew Korson Publisher: US Games/Gryphon Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: ~45 minutes Times Played: 3 with review copy provided by Gryphon Games The Mystery Rummy series is a … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Istanbul (Plus Kebab Shop)

Istanbul (Plus Kebab Shop) Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) [Included: Istanbul: Kebab Shop Mini Expansion, by Spielbox] Designer: Rüdiger Dorn Artists: Andreas Resch, Hans-Georg Schneider Players:  2-5 Ages: 10+ Playing Time: 40-60 min MSRP $49.99 Released: 2014 Reviewed by: Mary … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Walled City

  Walled City Designers: Daryl Andrews and Stephen Sauer Players: 2-4 Ages: 13+ Times: 60 min Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Mercury Games – both on Londonderry side Walled City is the new area control game from … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Baseball Highlights: 2045

  Baseball Highlights: 2045 Designer: Mike Fitzgerald Publisher: Gryphon Games Players: 1-4 Time: 45 minutes Ages: 9+ Times played: 3 with review copy provided by Gryphon Games (2p, 2p, 3p) as well as two sessions at the Gathering of Friends … Continue reading

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