Author Archives: Brandon Kempf

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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Hats (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designers: Gabriele Bubola Artist: Paolo Voto Publisher: Thundergryph Games Players: 2-4 players Time: 20-30 Minutes Times Played: 6 “Offff with your hat!” I love simple card games that play quickly, but yet make you think. Games that aren’t bogged down … Continue reading

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Letter Jam (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designers: Ondra Skoupý Artist: N/A Publisher: Czech Games Edition Players: 2-6 players Time: 30-60 Minutes Times Played: 5 “Be careful with your clues, we might just end up with a Better Ham” Word games hit a really odd spot in … Continue reading

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Nine Tiles Panic (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designers: Jens Merkl & Jean-Claude Pellin Artists: N/A Publisher: Oink Games Players: 2-5 Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: 3  “Those are just aliens wearing an Edgar suit”  Oink Games has been rather hit and miss with me. I’ve loved my … Continue reading

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Old West Empresario (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Stan Kordonskiy Artists: Sergi Marcet Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-4 Time: 45-60 Times Played: 2 (at 2 & 3 players) “Out of all this, the most important knowledge I have now is what exactly an empresario is.” -Me … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf: Three Games – Gen Con 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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