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Review: Taschkent

Taschkent Designed by Peer Sylvester Art by Klemens Franz Published by Mücke Spiele   2-4 players Ages 8+ 60 minutes   Reviewed by Jonathan Franklin Played once Photo by Harald Mücke   What game would you make if it had … Continue reading

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Ben McJunkin: Review of Archipelago

Archipelago Designer: Christopher Boelinger Publisher: Ludically Players: 1-5 | Ages: 12+ | Time: 30-180 mins This is the story of Archipelago: you begin with little, in an unknown land and with an uncertain future. Slowly your path takes shape. You … Continue reading

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Ben McJunkin: First Impressions – Dominare

Dominare Designer: Jim Pinto Publisher: AEG Players: 2-6 | Ages: 12+ | Time: 120 mins. Dominare is one of four games released by AEG at Essen last year as part of that publisher’s Tempest line. All four games are set … Continue reading

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Ben McJunkin: Review of CO2

CO2 Designer: Vital Lacerda Publisher: Geochix.it / Stronghold Players: 1-5 | Ages: 12+ | Time: 120 mins. CO2 is Vital Lacerda’s controversial new release from this year’s Spiel fair in Essen. The game is controversial not only because of its … Continue reading

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Ben McJunkin: Review of Il Vecchio

Il Vecchio Designer: Rüdiger Dorn Publisher: H@ll Games / Pegasus Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 60-80 min Ruddinger Dorn’s Il Vecchio tells the tale of feuding Florentine families competing for prestige and influence in the waning days of the de … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: Top 10

Here we are with our last report of the Father in the Messe series. We really hope you liked mine and Caterina report of this convention. If you are a father gamer I really suggest you to think about attending … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe: the day after

Hi all, me and Caterina are back home safe. Was a great Essen 2012. Of course we are been able to only scratch the surface of the iceberg of the Essen release and we have still a lot to play. … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe Day 3

Dear gamers, our story in Essen is come to the end. Tomorrow (Sunday) I and Caterina will have to take our flight back home (if we will be able to store all the games in our suitcases!). Maybe we will … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe Day 2

Hallo gamers. Here we are with the report of our second day of gaming. Today I have had to attend both the International Gamers Awards Committee lunch and also the presentation, so we are not been able to play as … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe Day 1

Today we wake up early to be able to be in the Spiele at opening time, 9:00 for press-tickets owners. First all we make a quick tour in the press room to take our press kit: the usual book and … Continue reading

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