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Planet Defenders – Essen Preview

Planet Defenders – Essen Preview  Designed By Wei-Min Ling Artist Maisherly Publisher EmperorS4 Games 2-4 Players 30-60 min In Planet Defenders players are trying to capture wayward robots using the 3 super planet defenders robots. To do this players use … Continue reading

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Yokohama Review

Designer: Hisashi Hayashi Publisher: Okazu Brand, Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 90 Minutes Yokohama is the latest game from Hisashi Hayashi of Okazu Brand. He is one of the most diverse designers out there currently and I’m … Continue reading

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Review of Hanamikoji

Hanamikoji  Designed by Kota Nakayama Artist Maisherly Chan Published by EmperorS4 Games Original publication 21 Flowers from Takamagahara 2 Player Time 10-20 min Hanamikoji is a famous street in Kyoto renowned for its teahouses and geisha and in this game players … Continue reading

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Tofu Kingdom – First Impression

One of the great things about attending Essen is that with the sheer numbers of games there you can sometimes find a little hidden gem amongst all the buzz of the hot games. On my first walk thru I spied … Continue reading

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Burano Preview

Burano is a new Euro style game from the design team at EmperorS4 Games who also did Jungle Rumble. It’s a big game with a lot going on and a fresh mechanism. The game theme focuses on building the city of … Continue reading

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Review of The Voyages of Marco Polo

The Voyages of Marco Polo Designers: Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini Artist: Dennis Lohausen Publisher: Z-Man Games, Hans im Gluck Players: 2-4 Time: 40-100 minutes   I’ve waited a long time for a Marco Polo themed game that would pique … Continue reading

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IKI -Preview

Iki is a new boardgame that will be coming to Kickstarter soon. I was drawn to the Japanese art the game. While the theme is nothing new to gamers: it’s about the marketplace, I love that the designer of this … Continue reading

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The King of Frontier – First Impression

Usually I am all about Cult of the New, especially new twists on old mechanisms or new mechanisms, but every now and then the old mechanisms are put together in a new way and it works out just fine. The … Continue reading

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Akritori – First Impressions

Akrotiri is one of the latest games released in the 2 player line from Z Man Games. Tile placement games always interest me so I was curious to see how Akrotiri worked. So the basics, the box is a good … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Adventure – First Impression

Oink Games has done it again and managed to come up with another fantastic filler. Like Dungeon of Mandom before it Deep Sea Adventure is terrific multiplayer “push your luck” game for up to 6 players. The small box contains … Continue reading

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