Category Archives: Reviews

Opinionated Gamers Review of Amerigo (Queen Games)

Designer: Stefan Feld Publisher: Queen Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 10 and up Time: 90 mins Times Played: 5   Reviewed by: Karen Miller In Amerigo, players are discovering new lands that are rich with resources.  Game play requires … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Rampage

Rampage Publisher: Asmodee/Repos Production Designer: Antoine Bauza , Ludovic Maublanc Artist: Pierô Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Playing Time: 30-45min Languages: English MSRP $59.99 Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: 1 x 3 player, 1 … Continue reading

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Coal Baron

Design by Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling Published by R&R Games 2 – 4 Players, 60 – 75 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser  Mining coal is a dirty business, requiring back-breaking work in conditions that—at least in the times … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Buccaneer Bones

Buccaneer Bones Publisher: Wattsalpoag Designer: Kris Gould Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Playing Time: 15min Languages: English, French, German, Spanish MSRP $9.95 Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: 3 x 2 player, 2 x 1 … Continue reading

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Machi Koro

Design by Masao Suganuma Published by Grounding, Inc. 2 – 4 Players, 30 – 45 minutes Review by:  Greg J. Schloesser  Japon Brand has developed quite the reputation for publishing small games that appear nondescript, yet despite their tiny size, … Continue reading

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Go, Whacky, Go! a short review

I admit it, I am a game snob. I know what I like and what I don’t like. If you had told me I’d be having fun with a roll and move based on an 80′s video game, I would … Continue reading

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Design by Reiner Knizia Published by Ravensburger 2-4 Players, 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser  Remember the days of Euphrat & Tigris, Amun-Re, Taj Mahal and Stephensons Rocket?  These were vintage Knizia designs, games that had great depth and … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Nations

Nations Publisher: Asmodee/Lautapelit.fi Designers: Rustan Håkansson, Nina Håkansson, Einar Rosén, Robert Rosén Artists: Ossi Hiekkala, Jere Kasanen, Paul Laane, Frida Lögdberg Players: 1-5 Ages: 14+ Playing Time: 40 min. per player Languages: English MSRP $99.99 Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Tuesday Reprint Roundup – Pompeii and Inkognito

There has been a lot of reprinted games in the past six months, and while I spend most of my time playing the new new games, there are a number of reprints that have gotten some old favorites back on … Continue reading

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Game Review – Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

 Designer: Vlaada Chvátil Publisher: CGE / Z-Man Games Players: 2-4 Time: 60 minutes (though I’d say closer to 45) Ages: 12 (officially – though my 8 year old does just fine with it) Times Played: 7 (with review copy provided … Continue reading

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