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Larry & Ben’s Excellent Gathering Adventure, Part 1

The 2022 Gathering of Friends ended a few weeks ago and what an excellent time of good gaming and good fellowship it was.  Here’s a summary of what was experienced from two perspectives.  Larry has attended many Gatherings over the … Continue reading

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2021 Gaming Awards Roundup; Imperial Struggle, Arnak, and Dune Snag Late Awards

The last of the significant 2021 Game of the Year awards were announced recently, so let’s review the results: Spiel Portugal conducts the Jogo do Ano every year and the winner for 2021 is Imperial Struggle, designed by Jason Matthews … Continue reading

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2021 Designer of the Year Award

“Slow and steady wins the race”.  You hear that expression all the time.  Do you believe it?  Do you think that consistent excellence can ever beat out a single display of brilliance?  I do.  But if you were judging game … Continue reading

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Larry Levy: Review of Imperial Steam

Imperial Steam Designer: Alexander Huemer Artist: Andreas Resch Publisher: Capstone Games Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 90-150 minutes Times Played: 7 If you’re a budding game designer seeking success, the best advice I could give you would be to concentrate … Continue reading

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Gaming Timeline: 1974-1979

The late seventies saw the introduction of two games that were not only popular, but which each launched an entirely new genre.  That’s pretty rare and the fact that both debuted in the same year is remarkable.  The decade also … Continue reading

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As Time Goes By:  My Favorite Designers Through the Years

I’ve been playing Eurogames regularly for over 20 years.  Like many gamers, there are certain designers I really like and others I avoid.  But what’s interesting is that this changes quite a bit over time.  Part of that may be … Continue reading

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