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Raid on Taihoku and Infarkt

Raid on Taihoku (台北大空襲) Designer: Teng Chieh-Ming Artist: Nuomi Publisher: Mizo Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times Played: 3 times with purchased copy Infarkt Designer: Vladimír Brummer Artist: Karel N. Moravec Publisher: Czech Board Games, Efko Players: 2-5 … Continue reading

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My Game Market Most Anticipated Titles

I will bring you daily reports from one of the Game Markets in Japan some day, but that is slated for 2022 at the earliest. (And as with my Essen trip last year, would be appended to the end of … Continue reading

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Root

Root Designer: Cole Wehrle Artist: Kyle Ferrin Publisher: Leder Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times Played: 8 times with purchased copy, 10 different opponents As befits their style, Leder Games’ Root is known for its asymmetrical gameplay … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Fortune City

記帳城市 (Fortune City) Designer: 陳智帆 (Chih Fan Chen) Publisher: Big Fun Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times Played: 2 times with a review copy Fortune City is a board game based upon Fortune City, an app game … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Länder Toppen!

Länder Toppen! Designer: Matthias Jünemann Publisher: Drei Hasen in der Abendsonne Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times Played: 8 times with purchased copy Top Trumps began in 1968 and originated from a game known as “Quartet” or “Kwartet”. … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Curling Dice!: Panic Bridge and ordering titles from abroad.

Much of what I see in my Twitter feed I don’t understand. Sometimes because of language, sometimes conceptually, and sometimes both. ギリならこれくらい… pic.twitter.com/ePp4lmQo3l — 翠玉堂 (@suigyokudo) February 11, 2018 But I love this account of conceptual hot dogs. I didn’t … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Let’s Make a Bus Route

Let’s Make a Bus Route Designer: Saashi Artist: 宝井 貴子 (Takako Takarai) Publisher: Saashi & Saashi Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times Played: 5 times with purchased copy Like many gaming groups, my weekly quartet likes to have … Continue reading

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Review of The Draugr

The Draugr Designer: Todd Sanders Artist: Harry Clarke Publisher: BGG Players: 1 Ages: 10+ Playing Time: 20 minutes Times Played: 6 (review copy provided by BGG) OK, Google, what is a Draugr.  Oh, so it’s like a Norwegian zombie? Alright, … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Review of Graphic Novel Adventures

Captive, Tears of a Goddess, Loup Garou, Your Town, and Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations Designers: Various (Emmanuel Manuro, Moon, Shuky, CED) Artists: Various (MC, Ben Jurdic, 2D, CED) Publishers: Makaka Editions/Van Ryder Games Players: 1 Ages: 10+ Times Played: Captive … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Short Origins Trip

My yearly convention calendar is ever-evolving, with BGG.CON a lock, and others coming and going. Origins and Gen Con are both a short drive for me, but aren’t sufficiently enticing to draw me up that I block out time for … Continue reading

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