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Larry Levy: First Impressions of Pan Am

Pan Am Designer: Prospero Hall (Lead Designer – Peter Lee) Publisher: Funko Games Players: 2-4 Age: 12+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times Played: 1 I recently got to play my first face-to-face game in 5 months.  If you had asked me … Continue reading

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2019 Meeples Choice Award Winners

The voting for the Meeples Choice Awards has ended and the following three games were chosen by the Spielfrieks user group: THE CREW RES ARCANA MARACAIBO Wingspan, perhaps the leading contender prior to the voting, wound up in fourth place, … Continue reading

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Nominated Games for the 2019 Meeples Choice Awards

The Spielfrieks user group has finished their first week of voting for the Meeples Choice Awards.  29 games have received nominations.  During the coming week, the voters will select their favorites from that group and the top three games will … Continue reading

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2019 Designer of the Year Award

One of the interesting things about writing a regular, annual gaming article is how much things can change from year to year.  But I think it’s safe to say that I never imagined the world-wide circumstances we all would be … Continue reading

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Belratti Wins a la carte Award

Fairplay Magazine has announced the results of their annual a la carte award for the best card game of the year.  The winner is Belratti, designed by Michael Loth.  Here are the top 10 finishers: Belratti (Michael Loth) L.A.M.A. (Reiner … Continue reading

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2019 DSP and IGA Award Winners Announced

Two of the major Game of the Year awards announced their results recently. The Deutscher Spiele Preis (DSP) award was announced last month.  This is widely viewed as the German-based award that honors heavier games, at least when compared to … Continue reading

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Barrage (Game Review by Larry Levy)

Designers: Simone Luciani, Tommaso Battista Artist: Antonio De Luca Publisher: Cranio Creations Players: 1-4 Time: 75-150 minutes Times Played: 3, all with four players This is a review of one of the most controversial games of the year.  The game … Continue reading

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My Favorite Games of 2018: The Dirty Dozen

So it’s July of 2019.  Why am I coming out with an article listing my favorite 2018 titles at this late date? Well, first of all, it takes a while to try enough games from a calendar year to make … Continue reading

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Root Wins The Dice Tower Award’s Game of the Year!

The results of The Dice Tower Gaming Awards for 2018 have just been announced.  The Game of the Year is Root!  This gives it a clean sweep of the two major American-based gaming awards (earlier this year, the Golden Geeks … Continue reading

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2018 Meeples Choice Award Winners

The voting for the Meeples Choice Awards has ended and the following three games were chosen by the Spielfrieks user group: THE QUACKS OF QUEDLINBURG TEOTIHUACAN BRASS: BIRMINGHAM Root, which figured to be one of the favorites prior to the … Continue reading

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