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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.)

Castellion

Design by Shadi Torbey Published by Z-Man Games 1 – 2 Players, 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser I am generally not attracted to solitaire games as I honestly do not have the opportunity often enough to play them. … Continue reading

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ZEN GARDEN

Design by H. Jean Vanaise| Published by Mayfair Games 2 – 4 Players, 45 minutes – 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser Japanese gardens are known for their symmetry and peaceful atmosphere they evoke.  The ones I have visited … Continue reading

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BOOTY

Design by Alexander Cobian Published by Mayfair Games 3 – 6 Players, 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser Yes, another pirate game.  I guess the theme is just so darn enticing and somehow romantic that designers and publishers just … Continue reading

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Mystery! Motive for Murder

Design by Bruce Glassco Published by Mayfair Games 1 – 5 Players, 30 – 90 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser A murder has been committed at the stately mansion, and there appears to be a host of characters who … Continue reading

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Fool’s Gold

Design by Joshua Balvin Published by Passport Studios / Rock Paper Scissors Games 3 – 5 Players, 1 – 1 1/2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser There’s gold in ‘dem ‘der hills!  Yes, there is gold…and quartz, topaz and … Continue reading

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CV

Design by Filip Mitunski Published by Granna 2 – 4 Players, 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser Ever want to change your life? How about a new occupation, or perhaps a better relationship?  Want to start a blog or … Continue reading

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Royals

Design by Peter Hawes Published by Abacus Spiel 2 – 5 Players, 1 – 1 ½ hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Many years ago I had the opportunity to play Peter Dawes’ excellent prototype Heads of State.  I was … Continue reading

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Villainy

Design by Nicholas Trahan Published by Mayfair Games 2 – 4 Players, 90 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Superheroes are all the rage, with seemingly an endless array of television series and movies focusing on even minor characters.  That … Continue reading

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Helios

Design by Martin Kallenborn & Matthias Prinz Published by Hans im Gluck 2 – 4 Players, 60 – 90 Review by Greg J. Schloesser In a land far, far away … That would be Helios by designers Martin Kallenborn and … Continue reading

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Lords of Vegas with UP! Expansion

LORDS OF VEGAS Design by:  James Ernest and Mike Selinker Published by:  Mayfair Games 2 – 4 Players, 1 – 1 1/2 hours Review by:  Greg J. Schloesser NOTE:  I originally reviewed Lords of Vegas when it was first published … Continue reading

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