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Best Games of the Past 18 Months . . . as Haiku

Opinionated Gamers have chosen some of their favorite recent games. As we all know, readers often skim the article to get to the ‘answer key’. To offer a bit more than a list, we have written haiku for each game. … Continue reading

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A Review of Faza

Faza Designed by Benjamin Farahmand Illustrated by: Scott Chantler Published by TheFAZA.com Impressions (after 5 plays) by Jonathan Franklin As I was about to write a review of Faza, I saw a question posed on BGG, “If I like the … Continue reading

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A First Look at Faza

by Jonathan F. Faza Designer: Benjamin Farahmand 1 – 4 players (solo involves playing two characters) Playtime: 45 minutes (too much unpredictability for AP) (listed playing time 90-120 min) Faza means space in Farsi and is a co-op alien attack … Continue reading

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Playable Spiel 2020 Games Online

Game Name Link 2491 Planetship https://tabletopia.com/games/2491planetship 7 Wonders Duel: Agora https://boardgamearena.com/gamepanel?game=sevenwondersduel Anno 1800 https://tabletopia.com/games/anno-1800 Anno 1800 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2271662349 Anno 1800 (maybe better) https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2261547543 Arkwright: the Card Game https://tabletopia.com/games/arkwright-the-card-game-kickstarter Bonfire https://tabletopia.com/games/bonfirepeg Boomerang: Australia https://boardgamearena.com/gamepanel?game=boomerangaustralia Butterfly https://boardgamearena.com/gamepanel?game=butterfly Captain’s Log: Crisis Detected https://tabletopia.com/games/captain-s-log-crisis-detected Caretos … Continue reading

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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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