Author Archives: Lucas Hedgren

About Lucas Hedgren

Lucas Hedgren likes playing, designing, reading about, thinking about, and writing about games.

In Praise of the Local Con

Here in Columbus, OH, I am awash in gaming opportunities. I host a weekly game night at my house. That is nothing special. But, in addition, there is a weekly game night at the local game club, Columbus Area Boardgamers. … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | 2 Comments

Lucas Hedgren: KONTOUR Review

KONTOUR Designer: Ignacio Sanchez Usera Artist: Jonathan Aucomte Publishers: Gigamic Players: 3-7 Ages: 10+ Length: 20 mins Times Played: 5 on a review copy Rules Summary: What if Pictionary, but no teams, you only get 30 seconds, and you can … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | 3 Comments

Hyperborea: The What and the How

When I consider new games these days, especially when going through the monster that is the Essen list for this year, it takes a few things to get me to look deeper at a game. Art, designer, publisher, and theme … Continue reading

Posted in Essen 2014, Reviews | 1 Comment

The Games of Steffen Benndorf

The Games of Steffen Benndorf Reviews by Lucas Hedgren I really enjoy dice games, especially those that aren’t the standard “roll 3 times”. Even two times is enough of a difference to pique my interest. Leading up to the 2013 … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Review – DrachenSchatten

DrachenSchatten: The Other, Other Essen Spiel ‘12 Filler Designer: Jochen Schwinghammer Publisher: Adlung-Spiele Ages: 8+ Players: 2-4 Time: 15-20 mins Reviewed by Luke Hedgren 2 Dudes at Essen Spiel ‘12 Hey dude, what’s happening? Nothing, just trying to figure out … Continue reading

Posted in Essen 2012, Reviews | 1 Comment

Lucas Hedgren: Some more Essen ’12 First Impressions

Gauntlet of Fools (4 plays): To clear any misconceptions (which I learned were a thing when I suggested this one) this game has no “take-that” and other than an initial auction of sorts, has virtually no player interaction. The dungeon … Continue reading

Posted in First Impressions | 1 Comment