Author Archives: Brandon Kempf

Surviving the Purge: Ginkgopolis (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Xavier Georges Artist: Gael Lannurien Publisher: Pearl Games Players: 1-5 Time: 45-60 minutes Times Played: 49 Greg Schloesser also reviewed Ginkgopolis on the Opinionated Gamers, way back in 2013. Dale Yu also took an early look at Ginkgopolis in … Continue reading

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Last Bastion (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Antoine Bauza Artist: Nastya Lehn & Pero Publisher: Repos Productions Players: 2-4 Players Time: 45-60 minutes  Times Played: 6 Back in October, Dale took a “First Look at Last Bastion”. I am going to give a bit of a … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 8

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: Finca (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designers: Wolfgang Sentker & Ralf zur Linde Artist: Franz Vohwinkel Publisher: Hans im Gluck & Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Time: 45+ Minutes Times Played: 13 Edit: After writing this, I noticed that we already had a review of Finca … Continue reading

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Surviving the Purge: Sentient (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: J. Alex Kevern Artist: Chris Ostrowski Publisher: Renegade Games Players: 2-4 Time: 45-60 minutes Times Played: 5 Sentient (adjective): able to perceive or feel things Sentient is a dice manipulation puzzle. An ever changing puzzle at that. In the … Continue reading

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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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