Author Archives: Chris Wray

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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Whistle Mountain (Game Preview by Chris Wray)

 Designer:  Scott Caputo & Luke Laurie Publisher:  Bezier Games Artists:  Mila Harbar & Taylor Bogle Players:  1 – 6 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  60-90 Minutes Whistle Mountain is a worker placement game designed by Scott Caputo and Luke Laurie.  … Continue reading

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Feierabend (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Friedemann Friese Publisher:  2F-Spiele Artists:  Lars-Arne “Maura” Kalusky Players:  1 – 6 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  45 – 75 Minutes Times Played: 3 (On Review Copy from Publisher) Friedemann Friese’s Feierabend, also known as Finishing Time, is an … Continue reading

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