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SdJ Re-Reviews: Series Conclusion

Camel Up was the last entry in our Spiel des Jahres series.  Though there is one winner I haven’t yet written about (Colt Express by Christophe Raimbault and Ludonaute), I decided it would be best to wait several months before … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #36: Camel Up

Designer: Steffen Bogen Publisher:  eggertspiele, Pegasus Spiele, Z-Man Games, Others Players:  2 – 8 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  20 – 30 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 How do you say that?  Is it Camel Up, or Camel Cup? In … Continue reading

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Review of Raptor by Bruno Cathala and Bruno Faidutti

Designers: Bruno Cathala and Bruno Faidutti Publisher:  Matagot (Distributed by Asmodee) Players:  2 Ages:  9 and Up Time:  25 Minutes Times Played:  > 5 (on Review Copy Provided by Asmodee) In Raptor, one player controls a mother velociraptor and her five … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #35: Hanabi

Designer: Antoine Bauza Publisher:  ABACUSSPIELE, R&R Games, Les XII Singles, Others Players:  2 – 5 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  25 Minutes Times Played:  > 100 Hanabi: From a limited print run of 1,000 copies, to more than 1,000,000 copies … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #34: Kingdom Builder

Designer: Donald X. Vaccarino Publisher:  Queen Games Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  45 Minutes Times Played:  > 20 Author’s Note: One of the goals of this series is to walk through the history of each Spiel … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #33: Qwirkle

Designer: Susan McKinley Ross Publisher:  MindWare, Schmidt, Others Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  6 and Up Time:  45 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 (And many more on iOS…) Qwirkle: An SdJ win six years in the making… In the spring … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #32: Dixit

Designer:  Jean-Louis Roubira Publisher:  Libellud, Asmodee, Others Players:  3 – 6 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 Dixit: What do you see? Jean-Louis Roubira, a child psychiatrist by training and profession, is also a prolific … Continue reading

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Pandemic Legacy: The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of Games

  [Editor’s note – if you have not yet played the game, you can still read this review in its entirety.  There are no game-related spoilers included in this review, so you can rest assured that your experience of the … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #30: Keltis

Designer:  Reiner Knizia Publisher:  ABACUSSPIELE, Rio Grande, Z-Man Games, Others Players:  2 – 5 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  45 Minutes Times Played:  > 5 Keltis: Reiner Knizia wins the Spiel des Jahres… Reiner Knizia started designing games in the … Continue reading

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Castles of Mad King Ludwig is Games Magazine’s Game of the Year

Last year, Games Magazine did not do their Games 100, their annual feature in which they honored their favorite games of the year.  It appeared that the tradition was over, but for now, at least, we have a replacement.  The … Continue reading

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