Author Archives: Brandon Kempf

Azul Summer Pavilion (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Michael Kiesling Artist: Chris Quilliams Publisher: Next Move Games Players: 2-4 Play Time: 30-45 Minutes TImes Played: 6 We’ve completed the Palace of Evora, and we’ve finished the Stained Glass of Sintra, now it’s time for us to tile … Continue reading

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Rolled West (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Daniel Newman Artists: Adam P. McIver & Ariel Seoane Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-4 Time: 20-30 Minutes Times Played: 2 “If you can’t say something nice, just don’t say anything at all”                                                                                      -Probably my mother Before we get … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Three Games from Essen 2019

I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading

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Big Dig (Game Review by Brandon Kempf

Designers: Shaun Graham & Scott Huntington Artists: Nate Call & Katie Welch Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-4 Time: 5-15 minutes Times Played: 4 “CAN YOU DIG IT?????”                           -Booker T We all, at one time or another, have fantasies about … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Three Games Essen 2019

I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading

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Ragusa (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Fabio Lopiano Artist: Bartlomiej Roczniak Publisher: Braincrack Games & Capstone Games Players: 1-5 Players Time: 40-80 Minutes Game Mechanisms: Commodity Speculation, Trading, Worker Placement Times Played: 4 “Wonder why they didn’t just call this one The Big Ragoo?”  I … Continue reading

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The City (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Tom Lehman Artist: Joao Tereso Publisher: Eagle Gryphon Games Players: 2-6 (with expansion cards) Time: 20-30 Minutes Game Mechanisms: Hand Management, Simultaneous Action Selection Times Played: 4 ♪ “We built this city on lots of caaaarrrrds!” ♪ I’ve played … Continue reading

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Copenhagen (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designers: Asger Harding Granerud & Daniel Skjold Pedersen Artist: Markus Erdt  Publisher: Queen Games Players: 2-4 Time: 20-40 Minutes Times Played: 5 “You know, it’s really kinda weird how they paint and build the buildings in Copenhagen, but it is … Continue reading

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Lots: A Competitive Tower Building Game (Game Preview and Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Zachary Connelly Artist: Claire Donaldson Publisher: Royal N. Games Players: 1-4 Play Time: 20-30 minutes Times Played: 5 Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Lots A Competitive Tower Building Game from the publisher in order to preview … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Two Plays and Done Gen Con 2019 Edition

I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading

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