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Essen Preview #27 – Age of Steam: African Diamond Mines & Taiwan Cube Factories

Age of Steam Expansions – African Diamond Mines /Taiwan Cube Factories Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Like the other AoS expansions in the Bezier Games’ Essen pack, this is a double-sided board intended to work with either the Age … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #25: Vintage

Designer: Gil d’Orey Publisher: MESAboardgames Players: 2 to 4 Playing Time: 90 minutes Ages: 10+ Last year’s SPIEL fair at Essen brought us multiple games with winemaking theme: Vinhos, Grand Cru, and Toscana. This year’s show will welcome the latest … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #24 – To Pre-Order or To Not Pre-Order: An Essen Game Buyer’s Dilemma

As the countdown to the 2011 Spiel fair at Essen continues, the enthusiasts in our hobby community have created numerous lists of games they are tracking, spent many hours trying to glean nuggets of information about hundreds yet-to-be-released games from … Continue reading

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