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Matt Carlson: Review of the Battle at Kemble’s Cascade

The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade Designers: Anders Tyrland, Olle Tyrland Publisher: Z-Man Games (in the US) Ages: 10+ Players: 2-5 Time: 75 mins (Review copy provided by Z-Man Games) Boardgames have turned into video games (see Civilization) and video games … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Nations: The Dice Game

Review of Nations: The Dice Game Designer: Rustan Hakansson Publisher: Lautapelit.fi / Asmodee Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 20-40 minutes Times played: 8, with review copy provided by Asmodee Nations: The Dice Game (N:TDG) is a followup to Nations, a … Continue reading

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Dan Blum: Review of Rolling Japan

Rolling Japan Designer: Hisashi Hayashi Publisher: Japon Brand / OZAKU Brand Ages: 8+ Players: 1-8 (or more if provide your own pens) Time: 15 minutes Times played: 8 of the original (all on purchased copies), 2 of Rolling Tokyo Dice … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Nice Dice Thrice – Ciub, Cubo, Cubist – Part 3

This week’s reviews look at the conjugation of dice games from Essen 2014.  There are a good number of dice games this year – and I’m slowly but surely making my way through that stack.  I will start the reviews … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Nice Dice Thrice – Ciub, Cubo, Cubist – Part 2

This week’s reviews look at the conjugation of dice games from Essen 2014.  There are a good number of dice games this year – and I’m slowly but surely making my way through that stack.  I will start the reviews … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Nice Dice Thrice – Ciub, Cubo, Cubist – Part 1

This week’s reviews look at the conjugation of dice games from Essen 2014.  There are a good number of dice games this year – and I’m slowly but surely making my way through that stack.  I will start the reviews … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Staufer Dynasty

  The Staufer Dynasty Designer: Andreas Steding Publisher: Z-Man/Hans im Glueck Players: 2-5 Ages: 13+ Time: 20 min/player Times played: 2 with review copy provided by Z-Man, 1 at Gathering of Friends with Hans im Gluck final prototype Generally, when … Continue reading

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Core Worlds: Revolution & Core Worlds: Galactic Orders (Expansions Review)

Designer: Andrew Parks (Galactic Orders), Andrew Parks & Sara Sterphone (Revolution) Publisher: Stronghold Games Players: 2-5 Time: 90 minutes (though I’d say it’s about 30 minutes per player) Ages: 10 (officially – though my 9 year old does just fine with it) Times … Continue reading

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Dan Blum: Review of Orléans

Orléans Designer: Reiner Stockhausen Publisher: dlp Games Ages: 12+ Players: 2-4 Time: 90 minutes Times played: 2 (on a purchased copy, though not mine) Background In the beginning was Dominion. There might have been games that used “pool building” as … Continue reading

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Nathan Beeler: Review of Abraca…What?

Abraca…What? Designer: Gary Kim Publisher: Korea Boardgames Ages: 7+ Time: 30 min Players: 2-5 Review by: Nathan Beeler Open, Says Me Abraca…What? can be an enchanting experience for those who are receptive to its charms.  Laughter and merriment tend to … Continue reading

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