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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2020 (Part 5)

My hits of Essen (Die Crew, Maracaibo, and Expedition to Newdale) have all seen significant play over the last two months, and I’m still very happy with them. They’ve been reducing the number of new games played though compared to … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2020 (Part 4)

The cream of the crop are the games I’ve played more than twice each year over the last 5 years. For those who’ve been reading along over the last few years there won’t be much surprise, but for the record, … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan & Dale Yu: Review of Rush M.D.

Rush M.D. Designers: Anthony Howgego, Konstantinos Kokkinis, Dávid Turczi Publisher: Artipia Games Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 1 (Patrick), 3 (Dale, with review copy provided by Artipia) [Patrick] Rush M.D. is a real-time co-op with physical … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2020 (Part 2)

When I re-discovered boardgaming in 1999, I immediately knew I wanted to play anything and everything, just to “know” – know what was out there, know what I liked, know how to play well, know enough to recommend good games … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2020 (Part 1)

As a new year commences, perhaps it’s timely to ruminate on the journey that junkie gamers take. In your introduction to the hobby, every game is amazing, your eyes are opening up to a world of endless possibilities, every game … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 28)

Playing games at an Essen weekend is like Gump’s box of chocolates. It’s easy to get roped into games that other people are interested in, bypassing all your usual self-selective-bias security alerts, often with alarming results.

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 27)

At time of writing, I’ve just finished our Essen weekend here in Sydney with 100 of my closest gaming friends (here’s a shoutout to the glorious Advent Games for organising and hosting), which means I have a bank of snapshots … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 26)

The more I write in this prelude, the less time there is to play games. Let’s go!

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 25)

… and this episode ticks us over to 200 new games for the year! With that groundwork laid, an observation on the latest design trend if I may: you know, I’ve never met a roll-and-write, or flip-and-write, or whatever incarnation … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 24)

My Essen theory is, if you have a great game, you want to release it at any time other than Essen so as to give it clear air and allow us to hear the bagpipes swell. If you have an … Continue reading

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