Author Archives: Brandon Kempf

Brandon Kempf – Three Games of July

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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Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Isaac Childres Artists: Francesca Baerald, Cat Bock, David Bock. David Demaret, Alexandr Elichev, Jason D. Kingsley & Josh T. McDowell Publisher: Cephalofair Games Players: 1-4 Time: 30-120 Minutes Times Played: 5 (9.5 hours so far) DISCLAIMER: This review will … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Three Games Lightweight Anticipation

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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Ride the Rails (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: John Bohrer Artists: Ian O’Toole Publisher: Capstone Games Players: 3-5  Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: 2 (USA Map and France Map) I am not a train gamer. There are times where I have dabbled a bit —  Railways of … Continue reading

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Chai (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Dan Kazmaier & Connie Kazmaier Artists: Mary Haasdyk & Sahana VJ Publisher: Steeped Games Players: 1-5  Time: 20-60 Minutes Times Played: 3 “Everything goes better with a bit of tea, or does it?”  About a year and a half … Continue reading

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Scooby-Doo! Escape from the Haunted Mansion (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Jay Cormier, Sen-Foong Lim & Kami Mandell Artists: Rob Lundy & Rick Hutchinson Publisher: The OP Players: 1 or More Time: 60-120 Minutes Times Played: 2 DISCLAIMER: This review will be as spoiler free as it possibly can be. … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Three Games of June

June 2020. Not sure in the long run if it’s really a month to remember,  but there was some gaming involved. We started to have some normalcy around, even hosted a game night with three others invited. That’s really the … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Three Games of May

May 2020 turned out to be a lot like April 2020, still social distancing for the most part, but back in the office so no more working from home. It almost felt unnecessary to go back to the office after … Continue reading

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Cartographers (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Jordy Adan Artists: Luis Francisco & Lucas Ribeiro Publisher: Thunderworks Games Players: 1-100 Time: 30-45 Minutes Times Played: 8 (1 solo) “I want those mountains closer to the forests! And a river running through it”  -The Queen Anyone who … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 24

Over the next few months, instead of going with my Three Games articles, I am going to take a look at my collection and try to discuss why certain titles survived the great purge of 2019. During this process I … Continue reading

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