Author Archives: Brandon Kempf

Firenze (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Andreas Steding Artists: Michael Menzel & Andreas Resch Publishers: Quined Games & Pegasus Spiele Players: 2-4 Time: 60 Minutes Times Played: 8 From the dust, another reprint arises. Firenze had been out of print for a good while, but … Continue reading

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L.A.M.A. (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Reiner Knizia Artists: Rey Sommerkamp & Barbara Spelger Publisher: AMIGO Players: 2-6 Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: 4 So anyway, are you in or out, Rob? – Charlie “High Fidelity” Small box card games are a dime a dozen. … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf: Three Games – Roll and Writes

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, but for one reason or another, … Continue reading

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Doppelt so Clever (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Artist: Leon Schiffer Publishers: Schmidt Spiele & Stronghold Games Players: 1-4 Time: 30 Times Played: 6 (face to face) 105 (app, Average score 193, highest score 312) The roll and write trend is going to calm down … Continue reading

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Micropolis (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designers: Bruno Cathala & Charles Chevallier Publisher: Matagot Artist: Camille Chaussy Player Count: 2-6 players Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: 7 Ants, what a weird but enthralling theme. It’s estimated that there are approximately ten thousand ant species in the … Continue reading

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Gold West (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: J. Alex Kevern Artist: Adam P. McIver Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-4 Time: 45-60 minutes Times Played: 4 Howdy Prospector, welcome to the Gold West. Do you think you have what it takes to thrive and build the … Continue reading

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Raccoon Tycoon (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Glenn Drover Publisher: Forbidden Games Artist: Jacoby O’Connor & Annie Stegg Players: 2-5 Time: 60-90 Minutes Times Played: 3 Have you ever looked at a game, seen the title and had absolutely zero idea what exactly was going on? … Continue reading

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Rolnicy (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Jeffrey D. Allers Publisher: Nasza Księgarnia Artist: Tomasz Larek Players: 2-4 Time: 30-45 Minutes Times Played: 5 I never set out to make so many tile-laying games, but I always find something new to explore. -Jeff Allers Taking a … Continue reading

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Brains Family: Burgen & Drachen (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Artist: Andreas Resch Players: 2-4 Time: 15-30 minutes Times Played: 6 Before we go too far in this, yes, this is a game. It’s even listed in the Board Game Geek database (not the … Continue reading

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Wingspan (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave Publisher: Stonemaier Games Artists: Anna Maria Martinez Jaramillo, Natalia Rojas, Beth Sobel Players: 1-5 (While Wingspan does have a solo mode, as most Stonemaier games do, I will be focusing on the multi-player experience) Time: 40-70 Minutes … Continue reading

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