Author Archives: Chris Wray

The Fox in the Forest (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Joshua Buergel Publisher:  Renegade Game Studios, Foxtrot Games Players:  2 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played: > 5 The Fox in the Forest is a 2-player trick taking card game from Renegade Game Studios and Foxtrot … Continue reading

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Cities of Splendor: An Expansion Review

Designer:  Marc Andre Publisher:  Space Cowboys Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played:   > 6 Cities of Splendor: A Review of Four Expansions Splendor is one of my all-time favorite games.  I’ve logged more … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2017 IGA Nominees!

The nominations for the 2017 International Gamers Awards were recently announced.  Congratulations to these games, designers, and publishers!   The IGA is awarded annually by a jury of prominent gamers from around the world, with a stated goal “to recognize … Continue reading

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Indulgence (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Jerry D’Arcy, Rob Daviau, Justin Jacobson Publisher: Restoration Games Players: 3-4 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: > 5 As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of trick-taking card games.  I play them, collect them, … Continue reading

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Codenames Duet (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Vlaada Chvátil, Scot Eaton Publisher:  Czech Games Edition Players:  2 (or more) Ages:  11 and Up Time:  15 Minutes Times Played:   > 9 Codenames Duet is the cooperative, two-player version of Vlaada Chvátil’s Codenames, winner of the 2016 Spiel … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2017: What’s Hot, and What I Played

The first day of Gen Con 2017 is a wrap, and what a day it was.  This year’s sold out event marks the 50th anniversary of the convention, and if the first day is any indication, this is going to … Continue reading

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Gen Con Mid-Day Report (Chris Wray)

I’m only at Gen Con for one day this year, so I won’t be doing my normal daily updates.  But I did want to record a brief description of the convention and what I’ve seen so far. This is clearly … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Gen Con Most Anticipated List

I’ll arrive in Indianapolis later today, and I’m excited for Gen Con 2017 to get started.   This will be my third year at Gen Con, and thanks to Eric Martin’s amazing new BGG preview tool, I’m better prepared this … Continue reading

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Caverna Cave vs Cave (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Uwe Rosenberg Publisher:  Mayfair; Lookout Artists:  Klemens Franz Players:  1 – 2 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  20 Minutes (Solo) or 40 Minutes (2-Player) Times Played: > 5 (Both Solo and 2-Player) Uwe Rosenberg loves making 2-player versions of … Continue reading

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Terraforming Mars Hellas & Elysium (Expansion Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Jacob Fryxelius Publisher:  Stronghold Games Artists:  Isaac Fryxelius Players:  1 – 5 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  90 – 120 Minutes Times Played: > 6 (On Review Copy from the Publisher) Terraforming Mars has been one of the hottest … Continue reading

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