Author Archives: Brandon Kempf

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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Hadara (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designers: Benjamin Schwer Artists: Dominik Mayer Publisher: Hans im Glück, Z-Man Games(Gen Con Release) Players: 2-5 Time: 45-60 Times Played: 4 “This is all in German, so it will truly be like building a civilization from scratch.” -Me Hadara is … Continue reading

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Kenny G – Keepin’ it Saxy (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Prospero Hall Artists: None Listed Publisher: Big G Creative Players: 2-5 Time: 30 minutes Times Played: 2 “Don’t you dare turn on Kenny G to listen to while we play, damn it, you already did didn’t you, that’s why … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf: Sturgeoning My Board Game Collection

So, if we go by Sturgeon’s Law that 90% of everything is crap, what are the 10% in your game collection that you think aren’t crap? Yes, I realize that this is a bad usage of Sturgeon’s Law. In truth, … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf: Three Games – Expansions

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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Kingdomino & Kingdomino Age of Giants (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Bruno Cathala Artist: Cyril Bouquet Publisher: Blue Orange Games Players: 2-4 Time: 15-30 Times Played: 18 base, 6 more with expansion I sat here curious. Wondering why I had never reviewed Kingdomino, the Spiel des Jahres winning game that … Continue reading

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