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Review of Roll for the Galaxy – Rivalry Expansion

Jonathan Franklin: Review of Roll for the Galaxy: Rivalry Roll for the Galaxy: Rivalry [expansion] Designer: Wei-Hwa Huang & Tom Lehmann Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 9+, with review copy provided by … Continue reading

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Review: Pirate Tricks

Pirate Tricks Designers: Jeff Van Ness and Craig Van Ness Artist: JJ Ariosa Publisher: Soaring Rhino Games Players: 3 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30 Minutes The world is full of public domain and newfangled trick taking games. … Continue reading

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Review: Shadows Amsterdam

By Mathieu Aubert Art by M81 Studios 2-8 players 20 minutes Review by Jonathan Franklin A competitive party game with Dixit-style clues and Codenames-style objective correctness, plus the real time/no turns aspect of Word Slam If you love the sound … Continue reading

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Jonathan Franklin – Review of Orbis

Review: Orbis Design by Tim Armstrong Illustrated by Davide Tosello Published by Space Cowboys 2-4 players 45 minutes Played three times with 3-4 players Review by Jonathan Franklin Orbis is a light-medium engine building game with a spatial aspect and … Continue reading

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Jonathan Franklin: Review of Explorers of the North Sea:  Rocks of Ruin

Explorers of the North Sea: Rocks of Ruin (expansion) Designed by Shem Phillips Art by The Mico (Mihajlo Dimitrievski) Published by Garphill Games, Renegade Game Studios, Schwerkraft-Verlag Players – 1 to 5 Time: 60-80 on the box (but our games … Continue reading

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Jonathan Franklin: Review of Black Sonata

Black Sonata Designer: John Kean Publisher: Side Room Games (also print & play on BGG) Players: 1 Ages: 12+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 6 (normal and easy modes) This is an amazing game that you should at least see … Continue reading

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