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About gschloesser

Greg Schloesser is the founder of the Westbank Gamers and co-founder of the East Tennessee Gamers. He is also a prolific reviewer of games and a regular contributor to numerous gaming publications and websites, including Counter, Knucklebones, Boardgame News, Boardgame Geek, Gamers Alliance and many others. Greg has been a gaming enthusiast his entire life, growing up in our hobby mainly on the war game side. His foray onto the internet exposed him to the wonderful world of German and European games and now nearly all of his gaming time is devoted to this area of our hobby. He travels to several gaming conventions each year and is the co-founder of Gulf Games, a regional gaming get-together held in the Southern USA. Greg was born in 1961 and lived his entire life in New Orleans before moving to East Tennessee in 2005. He is married and has one daughter (now married.)

CLAIM

CLAIM Design by Scott Almes Published by White Goblin Games 2 Players, 20 – 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Shortly after discovering German-style games, I was introduced to the “trick-taking” game genre.  I did not grow-up in a … Continue reading

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Counter Magazine Issue #78 now available

Issue #78 (January 2018) is now available for download from the BoardGameGeek store: Counter Magazine IMPORTANT NOTE:  After a nearly 20 year run, the time has come for Counter magazine to retire.  Issue #78 will be our FINAL issue.  You … Continue reading

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Justice League: Dawn of Heroes

JUSTICE LEAGUE: DAWN OF HEROES Design by Buster Lehn & Fran Ruiz Published by Abba Games 2 – 6 Players, 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser I was an avid reader of DC Comics’ Justice League of America series … Continue reading

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Road Hog

ROAD HOG Design by Randall Hoyt Published by Jolly Roger Games 2 – 5 Players, 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser The road to getting a board game published can be a long and arduous one, more often than … Continue reading

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Wizards of the Tabletop

WIZARDS OF THE TABLETOP A Rogues Gallery of Board Game Designers and Conspirators Authored by Douglas Morse Review by Greg J. Schloesser In regards to writing reviews, board games are undoubtedly my forté.  Having written well over 500 reviews (I … Continue reading

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BEASTS OF BALANCE

BEASTS OF BALANCE Design by George Buckenham and Alex Fleetwood Published by Sensible Object 1 – 5 Players, 15 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser There are stacking games…then there is Beasts of Balance.  Beasts of Balance takes the stacking … Continue reading

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Robinson Crusoe

Design by Ignacy Trzewiczek Published by Wydawnictwo Portal 1 – 4 Players, 2 – 3 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser NOTE:  With the impending release of First Martians, which is based heavily on the system pioneered in Robinson Crusoe, … Continue reading

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Taverna

TAVERNA Design by Karl Marcelle Published by Geek Attitude Games 2 – 5 Players, 1 ½ hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser I guess fantasy creatures such as dwarves, elves and orcs enjoy a good tavern and party as much … Continue reading

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Verti-Go

VERTI-GO Published by TCG 2 – 8 Players, 10 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Dexterity games continue to remain popular.  The most popular mainstream dexterity game is undoubtedly Jenga, although a case could be made for the classic children’s … Continue reading

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King Chocolate

KING CHOCOLATE Design by Stefan Alexander Published by Mayfair Games 2 – 6 Players, 60 – 90 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser One of my many weaknesses is chocolate, which I find almost irresistible.  So a game about growing … Continue reading

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