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JN rambles about 22 titles from Spiel that he’d love to be playing.

This is the paragraph of the Spiel preview where I talk about how things are different this year. Pandemic and all that. But for me, I think it was going to be different anyway. I’ve reached the point -and I … Continue reading

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BON (Boast or Nothing)

Designer: Yeon-Min JungArtist: Mr. MisangPublisher: A.ger Games, 1979 GamesPlayers: 3-5Ages: 8+Times Played: 6 times on various purchased or borrowed copies BON is a trick-taking game with one main conceit, and a few twists, though I imagine that depending upon who … Continue reading

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SCOUT!

Designer: 梶野 桂(Kei Kajino)Artist: SINCPublisher: ワンモアゲーム!(OneMoreGame!)Players: 3-5Ages: 9+Times Played: 6 times on a purchased first edition copy I wish I had a picture of the basement stairs at my grandparents house. It was this house. That’s my grandfather holding my … Continue reading

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Decktective: Bloody-Red Roses (Spoiler Free)

Designer: Martino Chiacchiera, Silvano SorrentinoArtist: Alberto BesiPublisher: dV GiochiPlayers: 1-6Ages: 12+Times Played: 1, on a copy I borrowed from Dale Decktective is a sort of sibling line to dV Giochi’s Deckscape series.  Whereas Deckscape presents the player(s) with a series … Continue reading

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Deckscape: The Curse of the Sphinx (Spoiler Free)

Designer: Martino Chiacchiera, Silvano SorrentinoArtist: Alberto BontempiPublisher: dV GiochiPlayers: 1-6Ages: 12+Times Played: 1, on a copy I borrowed from Dale The Deckscape line from dV Giochi are a series of “puzzle” games and reside in the orbit of “escape room” … Continue reading

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Designer: Friedemann FrieseArtist: Friedemann FriesePublisher: 2F-SpielePlayers: 1Ages: 8+Times Played: 21, in a variety of formats Here’s a photo from my birthday a few years ago. Six years ago, to be specific. It was the first year I decided my birthday … Continue reading

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