Author Archives: Chris Wray

Salem (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Travis Hancock Publisher: Facade Games Players: 4 – 12 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 25-35 Minutes Times Played: 8 I’m a huge fan of social deduction games.  I love playing them, I collect them, and I even enjoy moderating … Continue reading

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War of the Ring Anniversary Edition (Review by Chris Wray)

War of the Ring wasn’t the first game to use the intellectual property from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (LotR) trilogy, but it is arguably the game that dives deepest into Tolkien’s world.  The game was released in 2004 by … Continue reading

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Hanamikoji (Re-Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kota Nakayama Publisher: Quick Simple Fun Games; EmperorS4 Games Players: 2 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 10 Quick Simple Fun games released Hanamikoji in the U.S. in December.  The game is currently up for … Continue reading

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Spyfall 2 (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Alexander Ushan Publisher: Cryptozoic / Hobby World Players: 3 – 12 Players Ages: 13 and Up Time: 15+ Minutes Times Played: > 5 Spyfall came out a couple of years ago and was a big hit on the social … Continue reading

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Raven (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Bob Kamp Publisher: Drive Thru Cards Players: 2 – 6 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30+ Minutes Times Played: > 5 (on Review Copy Provided by the Designer) Raven, a trick taking card designed by Bob Kamp and available … Continue reading

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Insider (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers: Akihiro Itoh, Kwaji, Daichi Okano, Kito Shinma Publisher: Oink Games Players: 4 – 8 Ages: 9 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 12 (with 4-8 Players) Insider is a bit of “20 questions” mixed with “Werewolf” (or, … Continue reading

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Pandemic Iberia (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers: Matt Leacock, Jesus Torres Castro Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: 5 (with 2-5 Players) Pandemic Iberia made its debut at Essen 2016, receiving a much wider release in … Continue reading

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Unauthorized (Kickstarter Preview by Chris Wray)

Designers: Patrick & Katherine Lysaght Publisher: Chara Games Players: 6 – 12 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: 5 (with Prototype Provided by Chara Games) Unauthorized, a social deduction game by Chara Games, will be released on … Continue reading

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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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