Author Archives: Chris Wray

Faiyum (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Friedemann Friese Publisher:  2F-Spiele Artist:  Harald Lieske Players:  1 – 5 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  120 Minutes Plays: 3 (On Review Copy) Faiyum, the latest game from Friedemann Friese and 2F-Spiele, is set in ancient Egypt, with players … Continue reading

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Maglev Metro (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Ted Alspach Publisher:  Bezier Games Artists:  Alanna Kelsey, Ollin Timm Players:  1 – 4 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  90 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On Review Copy from Publisher) In Maglev Metro each player acts as a modern … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in January 2021

This is the January 2021 entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in the past month for which I didn’t have time to do full reviews.  As always, there’s a combination of old and new … Continue reading

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Castles of Mad King Ludwig Collector’s Edition: An Interview with Designer Ted Alspach and Developer Dale Yu

Introduction:  Castles of Mad King Ludwig Collector’s Edition recently launched on Kickstarter, and has already been a big success, with the game being fully funded and having received pledges totaling almost a million dollars.  But there are still several days to … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My 10 Favorite Games of 2020

While 2020 was (as expected) a down year in gaming, I still played about 60 games released last year, plus about 30 new expansions. The OG will have a big list of the group’s top games later this month, but … Continue reading

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Feed the Kraken (Game Preview by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Maikel Cheney, Dr. Hans Höh, Tobias Immich Publisher:  Funtails Artists: Hendrik Noack, James Churchill Players:  5-11 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  45-90 Minutes Feed the Kraken is a big box social deduction game that is launching on Kickstarter tomorrow.  … Continue reading

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