Author Archives: RJ Garrison

What Should One Do With a Stimulus Check?

In the United States there happens to be a lot of news covering the U.S. government passing a 1.9 trillion dollar COVID relief bill and people getting a “Stimulus Check.”  I’ve read a number of articles making suggestions of what … Continue reading

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Adventure Games: The Volcanic Island (a Spoiler-Free Opinionated Gamer Review by RJ Garrison)

Designer: Phil Walker Harding, Matthew Dunstan, Chihiro Mori Publisher:  Thame & Kosmos Players:  1-4 Playing Time:  4 plays of 75 minutes each. Ages:  12+ MSRP: $19.95 http://www.thamesandkosmos.com *Spoiler-Free, all examples are made up while writing the review. In Adventure Games: … Continue reading

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EXIT the Game: The Cemetery of the Knight (Interview with 2 Escape Room Enthusiasts by RJ Garrison)

Designer: Inka & Markus Brand Publisher:  Thames & Kosmos Players:  1-4 Playing Time:  60-120 minutes Ages:  12+ MSRP: $14.95 Level:  (3 of 5*) I’ve been discovering the EXIT Games and thought I’d try something different and bring in some Escape … Continue reading

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EXIT the Game: The Enchanted Forest (A Spoiler-free Review by RJ Garrison)

Designer: Inka & Markus Brand Publisher:  Thames and Kosmos Players:  1-4 Playing Time:  60-120 minutes Ages:  10+ MSRP: $14.95 Level: 2 of 5 https://www.thamesandkosmos.com While walking in the woods you and your friends suddenly find that you are lost.  While … Continue reading

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Gloomhaven: Does it live up to the hype? (Review by RJ Garrison)

Gloomhaven Designer:  Issac Childres Publisher:  Cephalofair Games Artists: Alexandr Elichev, Josh T. McDowell, and Alvaro Nebot Players:  1-4 Playing Time:  60-120 minutes (I’ve also seen 30 minute/ player) Ages:  12+ MSRP: $140.00 Photos provided by Cephalofair Games In December of … Continue reading

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Periodic: A Game of the Elements (Review by RJ Garrison)

SEE BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE COPY THANKS TO OPINIONATED GAMERS AND GENIUS GAMES! Designer:  John J. Coveyou & Paul Salomon Publisher:  Genius Games Players:  2-5 Playing Time:  40-60 minutes Ages:  10+  MSRP 39.99 http://www.geniusgames.org Review copy … Continue reading

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