Author Archives: Tery Noseworthy

About Tery Noseworthy

Boardgamer. Baker. Writer. Celtics Fan. Red Sox Fan.

Report from the Field – Lobster Trap XXI

Every November I am lucky enough to attend Lobster Trap, an annual invite-only board game convention held just north of Boston. The con started in a friend’s art studio that was right on the ocean, so thus the name Lobster … Continue reading

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HERO’S CROSSING

Designer: Brian Sowers Publisher: One Method Monkey Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time:  45 minutes Times Played: 3 times, with a review copy I received from the designer Everyone always talks about the hero – how well they did in battle, … Continue reading

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DRUIDS

Designer: Gunter Burkhardt and Wolfgang Lehmann Publisher: AMIGO Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time:  45 minutes Times Played: 2 times with a review copy I came home from Essen with several new card games, all of which I was excited to try. … Continue reading

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DROP IT

  DESIGNER: Bernhard Lach and Uwe Rapp PUBLISHER:  Kosmos # OF PLAYERS: 2 – 4 AGES: 8 and up TIME:30 minutes TIMES PLAYED: 6, with a copy I purchased I am horrible at dexterity games. My hands aren’t steady, I … Continue reading

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Gulf Games

  I am just home from a few days at Gulf Games in New Orleans, an invitation-only con that is somewhat unique in that was created specifically for families; attendees can bring their non-gaming (or more casual gaming) spouses and … Continue reading

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SHARDS OF INFINITY

Designers: Gary Aran, Justin Gary Publisher: Stoneblade/Ultra Pro Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 10, with a copy I purchased                                                                The first time I was introduced to a game with card interaction as its sole mechanism … Continue reading

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Noria

DESIGNER: Sophia Wagner PUBLISHER: Spielwise/Stronghold PLAYERS: 2-4 AGES:  12 and up TIME: 70 to 120 minutes TIMES PLAYED: 4, with a copy I purchased Gimmicks in games can be a mixed bag; a fancy timer or cool apparatus can add … Continue reading

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ONE OF US BECOMES AN EVIL GOD

  DESIGNER: Naoki Matsuo PUBLISHER: AHC PLAYERS: 4- 8 AGES: 14 and up TIME: 30 minutes TIMES PLAYED: 3, with a copy I purchased Part of the reason I play games is for the social aspect; it’s a way to … Continue reading

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Schollen Rollen

DESIGNER: Reiner Knizia PUBLISHER: Amigo NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 8 AGES: 8 and up TIMES PLAYED: 8, with a copy I purchased   Over the years I have found I have less patience for many luck-based games than I … Continue reading

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Tery’s Gathering Report

I’ve been going to the Gathering now for 20 years. It’s hard to express how important this event is to me, and how indebted I am to my dear friend Pitt for recommending me  and Alan Moon for inviting me … Continue reading

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