Author Archives: RJ Garrison

Black Hat (Review by RJ Garrison)

Black Hat (Review by RJ Garrison) Designer: Timo Multamäki & Thomas Klausner Publisher:  Dragon Dawn Productions Players:  2-6 Playing Time:  45 minutes Ages:  10+ MSRP: $29.99 http://www.ddpgames.com You sit down at a table in the back of the coffeeshop.  Not … Continue reading

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Gray Eminence (Review by RJ Garrison)

Gray Eminence (Review by RJ Garrison) Designer: Ren Multamäki Publisher:  Dragon Dawn Productions Players:  3-5 Playing Time:  60-90 minutes Ages:  15+ MSRP: $59.99 If you’ve ever heard the terms Illuminati, New World Order, or the Power behind the Power and … Continue reading

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Dwarf (Review by RJ Garrison)

Designer: Lee G. Broderick Publisher:  Dragon Dawn Productions Players:  1-3 (1-5 with a second set) Playing Time:  30-60 minutes Ages:  9+ MSRP: $35.00 http://www.ddpgames.com You often hear about Dwarves being miners and that mining is really what Dwarves do best.  … Continue reading

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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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