Author Archives: Chris Wray

Tempel des Schreckens (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Yusuke Sato Publisher: Schmidt Spiele Players: 3 – 10 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 12 I’m a big fan of social deduction games (as I detailed at this Geeklist), and Tempel des Shreckens (“Temple … Continue reading

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One Night Ultimate Alien (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach, Akihisa Okui Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 4 – 10 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 10 Minutes Times Played: > 5 I’m a big fan of social deduction games (as I detailed at this Geeklist) and the “One … Continue reading

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Draconis Invasion (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Jeff Lai Publisher:  KEJI Inc. Players:  1 – 6 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  30-90 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 (On Review Copy from Publisher) I’m a big fan of deck building games, and between Clank, El Dorado, and … Continue reading

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Wordsy (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Gil Hova Publisher:  Formal Ferret Games Players:  1 – 6 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  20 Minutes Times Played:   > 7 (with 2-4 Players) I first played Wordsy at Geekway to the West, and it was one of the … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Skepticism: Why we’re not eager to play that game you backed…

By: Chris Wray and Jeff Lingwall Game night begins, and everybody stands around waiting for somebody to nominate a game.  These days, most large groups have at least one Kickstarter enthusiast, and he or she always seems to speak first. … Continue reading

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Geekway to the West 2017 (Convention Report by Chris Wray)

I look forward to Geekway to the West every year.  Held in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Geekway is a staple of the gaming scene in the Midwest, especially among us Missourians.  This year’s convention sold out in record time, and … Continue reading

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Play These Games First: Other Recommendations

What games would we recommend that aspiring (but wholly inexperienced) gamers play first?  This is the final article in a three part series, and today we discuss our other recommendations that didn’t make the top 10. We ran through details … Continue reading

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Play These Games First: An Introduction to Gaming (Games #5 – #1)

What games would we recommend that aspiring (but wholly inexperienced) gamers play first?  This is the second article in a three part series, and today we discuss the top five most recommended games. We ran through details of the project … Continue reading

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Play These Games First: An Introduction to Gaming (Games #10 – #6)

A few weeks ago, a former coworker with little gaming experience asked me for a list of recommended board games.  He loved the classics as a child, and he had tried a couple of modern titles, but he wanted to … Continue reading

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LYNGK (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kris Burm Publisher:  Huch! & Friends; Rio Grande Players:  2 Ages:  13 and Up Time:  30-60 Minutes Times Played:  > 5 LYNGK is the seventh (arguably eighth) game in the GIPF Project, an award-winning series of abstract games by … Continue reading

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