Author Archives: Chris Wray

Santorini (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Gordon Hamilton Publisher: Roxley Game Laboratory Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: 8 (with 2, 3, 4 Players) Santorini is an abstract strategy game first created by Gordon Hamilton in the mid-1980s. … Continue reading

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Cottage Garden (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Publisher: Edition Spielwiese Artists: Andrea Boekhoff Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: 6 (With 1, 2, 3, and 4 Players) At first glance, Uwe Rosenberg’s Cottage Garden looks vaguely similar … Continue reading

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Colony (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach, Toryo Hojo, Yoshihisa Nakatsu Publisher: Bézier Games Artists: Ollin Timm, Stephanie Gustafsson, Digital Imaginary Studios Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 13 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: 5 (With 2, 3, and 4 Players) Bézier Games’s … Continue reading

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A Feast for Odin (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Uwe Rosenberg Publisher:  Feuerland Spiele, Z-Man Games Artist: Dennis Lohausen Players:  1 – 4 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Per Player Times Played: 5 (With 1, 2, and 3 Players) Uwe Rosenberg’s latest design, A Feast for … Continue reading

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What Was Hot at BGG.CON, Plus What I Played (Chris Wray)

This year was my first year at BGG.CON.  I’ve been to several major game conventions, plus several smaller ones, and BGG.CON was among my favorites.  Everything ran incredibly smoothly, the library was top notch, and the attendees were friendly.  About … Continue reading

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7 Wonders Duel Pantheon (Expansion Review by Chris Wray)

Designers: Antoine Bauza, Bruno Cathala Publisher:  Repos Production Players:  2 – 2 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played: > 4 7 Wonders Duel Pantheon is the first expansion for 7 Wonders Duel, winner of the 2016 2-player … Continue reading

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Cry Havoc (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Grant Rodiek, Michał Oracz, Michał Walczak Publisher:  Portal Games Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  90-120 Minutes Times Played:   3 (With 2, 3, and 4 Players) “Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war.” — … Continue reading

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Eternity (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Jim Dratwa and Cyril Blondel Publisher:  Blackrock Games Artist: Virginie Rapiat Players:  3 – 5 (Solo and Two Player Rules Also Included) Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 Eternity is a trick-taking game that … Continue reading

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H.M.S. Dolores (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Bruno Faidutti, Eric M. Lang Publisher:  Lui-même, Distributed by Asmodee Artist: Vincent Dutrait Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  20 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 H.M.S. Dolores wasn’t on my radar before my arrival Spiel 2016. … Continue reading

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Essen Day Four: A Summary of Spiel 2016, What Was Hot, and What I Played (Chris Wray)

Spiel 2016 is in the history books!  By this afternoon the halls were emptying out, and the fair was drawing to an end. This posts covers four topics: (1) my general thoughts on Essen 2016, including publishers/designers that stood out, (2) … Continue reading

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