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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.)

Ultimate Scheme

ULTIMATE SCHEME Design by Rich Baker Published by Sasquatch Game Studio 2 – 5 Players, 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser My hesitancy, which often borders on outright disdain, for the Kickstarter process in regards to publishing boardgames is … Continue reading

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Counter magazine Issue #72

Issue #72 (April 2016) is now available for download from the BoardGameGeek store: http://boardgamegeekstore.com/products/counter-magazine-issue-72-april-2016 This is the BIGGEST ISSUE EVER, with 120 pages chock-full of reviews, articles, commentary, discussion and more…all in full color! Here is a peek at the … Continue reading

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Titan Race

TITAN RACE Design by Julian Allain-Djib Published by Fun Forge 2 – 6 Players, 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Seems that every culture loves to race, apparently including fantasy cultures such as Titans.  In Titan Race, players attempt … Continue reading

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Above and Below

ABOVE AND BELOW Design by Ryan Laukat Published by Red Raven Games 2 – 4 Players, 1 1/2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Many gamers are familiar with Tales of the Arabian Nights, the story-telling board game designed by … Continue reading

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Warehouse 51

Design by Bruno Faidutti, Sergio Halaban & Andre Zatz Published by Fun Forge / Passport Game Studios 2 – 5 Players, 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser At the end of the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark film, … Continue reading

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Quilt Show

Design by Judy Martin & Steve Bennett Published by Rio Grande Games 2 – 4 Players, 1 1/2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser I am not a crafty person…in either sense of the word.  What I am speaking of … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu

Design by Alan M. Newman Published by Matagot 2 Players, 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Back in 2005, Alan Newman’s Dynasties was published by Jolly Ranger Games.  I was pleased to see the game finally published, as I … Continue reading

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Scaling the Mountains

A review of K2 and Mt. Everest Design by Adam Kaluza Published by Rebel.PL 2 – 5 Players, 2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser           While I truly don’t understand the seemingly insatiable (and perhaps … Continue reading

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Lost Cities

Design by Reiner Knizia Published by Kosmos 2 Players, 30 mintues Review by Greg J. Schloesser Lost Cities was first published back in 1999.  I vividly remember my first encounter with the game, which was that same year at Gulf … Continue reading

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Take 6

Design by Wolfgang Kramer Published by Amigo / Mayfair Games 2 – 10 Players, 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser In the board gaming world, a game that has been in continuous print since 1994 is a rarity.  There … Continue reading

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