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天下鳴動 (Tenka Meidou/World Rumbling)

Designer: 与儀新一 (Shinichi Yogi)Publisher: 77spielePlayers: 2-4Ages: 10+Time: 20-40 minutesTimes Played: 4 times with purchased copyAvailability Note: The copy I have was acquired by a friend at the 2018 fall Game Market, but at the time of this review, copies are … Continue reading

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メテオ回収株式会社 (Meteor Recovery Corp./Meteo Inc)

Designer: ましう(Mashiu)Publisher: 倦怠期(Kentaiki)Players: 2-4Ages: 7+Time: 20 minutesTimes Played: 3 times with copy gifted from a friendAvailability Note: At the time of this review, copies are available from Sugorokuya I’m currently reading John McPhee’s Draft No. 4, and just seven pages … Continue reading

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ペーターと2匹の牧羊犬 (Peter’s Two Sheep Dogs)

Designer: しぶ (Shibu)Publisher: 数寄ゲームズ (Suki Games)Players: 2Ages: 9+Time: 15-30 minutesTimes Played: 6 times with purchased copyAvailability Note: The copy I have was acquired by a friend at the 2018 fall Game Market, but prior to that arrangement, the publisher (@horiken0) … Continue reading

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Thrown

Designer: Adam PorterPublisher: WizKidsPlayers: 3-5Ages: 14+Time: 45 minutesTimes Played: 2 times with review copy Whether it’s Age of Steam maps or the variety of trick-taking games, I love exploring one system of games and the different places designers can poke … Continue reading

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Pikoko

Designer: Adam PorterPublisher: Brain GamesPlayers: 3-5Ages: 10+Time: 30 minutesTimes Played: 4 times with purchased copy; 1 time with demo copy at a convention We used to have this movie theater that never played first run movies. It also wasn’t one … Continue reading

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The Estates (Neue Heimat)

Designer: Klaus ZochPublisher: Capstone Games/Simply Complex (Chili Spiele)Players: 2-5Ages: 10+Time: 40-60 minutesTimes Played: 3 times with purchased Capstone Games edition, 2 times with a friend’s Chili Spiele edition I carry dental floss in my front left pocket. It’s a good … Continue reading

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Northern Pacific

Designer: Tom RussellPublisher: Winsome Games / Rio Grande GamesPlayers: 3-5Ages: 7+Time: 20 minutesTimes Played: 5 times with review copy of the RGG edition, 1 time with someone else’s RGG edition In retrospect, one of the worst Codenames clues I’ve ever … Continue reading

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T5: Day Four & これはトリテなのか?

I think we ended up with 22 folks being able to attend for some period of time, and here are a few of us prior to some folks taking off Sunday afternoon. I’m so grateful for those that came and … Continue reading

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T5: Day Three

I think my view of the roll of pastries in other adults’ lives is probably skewed by watching too many episodes of The West Wing where there was inevitably a plate of pastries in the center of every table at … Continue reading

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T5: Day Two

Today we’ll start out with a short tour of part of the library people have brought. Luke has set his up on the ledge here. In alphabetical order, of course. And here’s a list of what I saw played in … Continue reading

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