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The Crusoe Crew (Baïam)

Designer: ShukyArtist: GorobeiPublisher: Van Ryder Games (Makaka Editions)Players: 4Ages: 7+Playing Time: 45 minutesTimes Played: 4 with purchased copy Baïam first crossed my radar while preparing for a trip to Essen in 2017. I’m a fan of the Makaka graphic novel … Continue reading

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Spring Game Market Anticipation Post (ゲームマーケット2019春プレビュー)

I’m not attending Tokyo Game Market and never have, but wanted to highlight some titles that are being released and other things about the convention. Some of these will be ones I have my eye on acquiring, and others will … Continue reading

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Ein Mann. Ein Spiel.

Designer: Marcel-André Casasola MerkleArtist: Philipp von Keisenberg, Justin von KeisenbergPublisher: Süddeutsche ZeitungPlayers: 2-4Ages: 10+Playing Time: 30 minutesTimes Played: 4 with purchased copy. It might not be apparent at first, but this game is based upon an IP.  Ein Mann. Ein … Continue reading

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ヒクトルーン (Hiktorune)

Designer: たきざわ まさかず(Masakazu Takizawa)Artist: 井上 磨(Osamu Inoue)Publisher: こぐま工房(Koguma Koubou)Players: 1-5Ages: 9+Playing Time: 10-45 minutesTimes Played: 7 with a friend’s purchased copy.Availability: The copy I have I bought from booth.pm.  At the time of this review, copies are available (or should … Continue reading

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エスパーピザ屋 ゴーストタウンへ行く (Psychic Pizza Deliverers Go to the Ghost Town)

Designer: 木皿儀 隼一 (Hayato Kisaragi)Artist: ryo@にゃも (Ryo Nyamo)Publisher: ワンドロー (ONE DRAW)Players: 3-4Ages: 10+Playing Time: 30-45 minutesTimes Played: 5 with purchased copy. (Deliverer: 3; Mayor: 2)Availability Note: The copy I have was acquired by a friend at the 2018 fall Game … Continue reading

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Habitats (review feat. Morisi and Switch)

Designer: Corné van MoorselArtist: Steven TuPublisher: CwaliPlayers: 2-5Ages: 10+Playing Time: 30-50 minutesTimes Played: 8 with purchased copies or convention library copies This is going to be a post about the paths we take.  I don’t think I mean in some … Continue reading

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Age of Steam Con: Day Three

Whew! That was a lot of Age of Steam (and chocolate cookies). Let’s dig into one last day. I started off the morning with The Human Body. Yeah, that’s a map. Red and blue going to the heart and lungs. … Continue reading

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Age of Steam Con: Day Two

Here’s where we’ve been playing. Last year, the con was at one of our hosts’ houses, but this year we have this nice space with some kitchen facilities, and a beautiful bank of windows through which we’ve enjoyed thunderstorms, snow, … Continue reading

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Age of Steam Con: Day One

At one point today, this was my chair for a game. Ok, in several games. It used to be like this frequently, but it hasn’t been in many years. It’s not that I was relegated to the corner or wasn’t … Continue reading

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Age of Steam Con: Day Zero

I’ll never forget the first time I learned of Age of Steam. I had moved back to the Cincinnati area after discovering modern board games elsewhere, and at a public game night, Mike brought two games: Age of Steam and … Continue reading

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