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Mitchell Thomashow: Bridge City Poker – A Review and a Guide to A Genre

BRIDGE CITY POKER: A REVIEW AND A GUIDE TO A GENRE   by Mitchell Thomashow Over the last decade, accompanying the extraordinary proliferation of global board games, there’s been an equivalent blossoming of trick-taking card games, including a category of … Continue reading

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Prose on Cons: Origins 2022 by Valerie Matthews

Prose on Cons:  Origins 2022 By Valerie Matthews Hey!  It’s been a decade since I reported on a game convention!  I decided to attend the first day (Thursday) of Origins and here are my thoughts on the convention and a … Continue reading

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Alan How – Review of Promenade

How I came across the game Many years ago, before the detailed presentation of forthcoming games at Essen, you had to wander around the halls, bumping into new games. As there was not very much information about, it felt like … Continue reading

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Alan How: First thoughts on Trade on the Tigris

Trade on the Tigris Designer: Geoff Engelstein & Ryan Sturm Publisher: TMG Players: 3-6 Ages:10+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played:once with a purchased copy €50 Many years ago the original Civilisation game was created by Francis Tresham and several clever … Continue reading

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Simon W’s 2nd set of Essen First Takes

Blackout: Hong Kong Rating: I love it!There was massive demand to play this gem – high expectations for the next Alexander Pfister – Eggert game following Great Western Trail which remains a personal favourite for me.Blackout Hong Kong is quite … Continue reading

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Simon W’s first takes of Essen 2018 Games

ReefRating: I love it!Abstract Game from Plan B where you are able to draw “recipe” cards from a common display. Playing them will allow you to put down two pieces on your coral reef (in one of 4 different colours) … Continue reading

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