Author Archives: Chris Wray

Werewords (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 4 – 10 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 10 Minutes Times Played: 4 Werewords is coming this summer from Bezier Games, and it is available for preorder on their site.  I’m a huge … Continue reading

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Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Paul Dennen Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 30-60 Minutes Times Played: 5 Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure has been one of the hottest games of the past few months.  Not only has … Continue reading

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Twilight Struggle Collector’s Edition (Photos and Game History by Chris Wray)

  Few games have captured the attention of the gaming world like Twilight Struggle.  Designed by Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews, the game was released in 2005 to praise from both strategy gamers and wargamers alike.  The publisher, GMT, did … Continue reading

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Century: Spice Road (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi Publisher: Plan B Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30-45 Minutes Times Played: > 14 Century: Spice Road — a game designed by Emerson Matsuuchi and published by Plan B Games — will … Continue reading

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Veggie Garden (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kelly North Adams Publisher: Quick Simple Fun Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: 5 (On Review Copy from the Publisher) Quick Simple Fun Games is a relatively new publisher, and a … Continue reading

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Kingdomino (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Bruno Cathala Publisher: Blue Orange Games, Pegasus Spiele, Others Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 15-20 Minutes Times Played: > 10 I love family-weight strategy games, but so far, there haven’t been many that have stood … Continue reading

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Chris’s Gathering: Wrap-up

I have a work commitment on Wednesday, so I’m flying back home tonight, though the Gathering doesn’t end until Sunday.  I wanted to do one final post about the Gathering, a sort of conclusion, with thoughts on the coming year … Continue reading

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Chris’s Gathering: Monday

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were about non-stop gaming, mostly of released titles, but today I made a point of playing several prototypes and playing with several different groups. As I did for the past couple of days, here’s my summary … Continue reading

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Chris’s Gathering: Sunday

Sunday was the best day yet for me at the Gathering.  I met several new people and tried several cool games and prototypes.  Here’s my summary of today’s experience, plus a quick overview of what I played. What games are people playing? … Continue reading

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Chris’s Gathering: Friday/Saturday

This is my first year at the Gathering of Friends, and I figured I’d do quick reviews of games I played, plus write a bit about the experience.  I’ve played a number of new games over the past couple of … Continue reading

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