Author Archives: Brandon Kempf

Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 7

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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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 6

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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Surviving the Purge: Downforce (Game Review from Brandon Kempf)

Designers: Wolfgang Kramer, Rob Daviau & Justin D. Jacobson Artists: Tavis Coburn & Michael Crampton Publisher: Restoration Games Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: 11 What do you get when you combine an auction, racing and gambling? Well … Continue reading

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Unheralded Games of the Past Decade: 2018 & 2019

The conclusion of our Unheralded Games of the 2010’s series of articles. Continue reading

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Mandala (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designers: Trevor Benjamin & Brett J. Gilbert Artist: Klemens Franz Publisher: Lookout Games Players: 2 players Time: 30 Minutes Game Mechanisms: Hand Management Times Played: 7 Two-player games are an important market in the board game industry. Seemingly, no company … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 5

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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Unheralded Games of the Past Decade: 2016 & 2017

It’s that time of year again, when we take a look back and do lots of Top game lists, but this year’s end is a bit special, it’s the end of a decade. A decade that started with 7 Wonders, … Continue reading

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Unheralded Games of the Past Decade: 2014 & 2015

It’s that time of year again, when we take a look back and do lots of Top game lists, but this year’s end is a bit special, it’s the end of a decade. A decade that started with 7 Wonders, … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 4

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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Unheralded Games of the Past Decade: 2012 & 2013

It’s that time of year again, when we take a look back and do lots of Top game lists, but this year’s end is a bit special, it’s the end of the decade. A decade that started with 7 Wonders, … Continue reading

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