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四畳半ペーパー賽系 (Yojōhan Pēpā Saikei)

Designer: Shimamuranao (シマムラナオ)Artist: Yamauchi Rock Boy (ヤマウチロックボーイ)Publisher: ハレルヤロックボーイ (Hallelujah Rockboy)Players: 1-100Ages: 10+Times Played: 7 on a purchased copy 四畳半ペーパー賽系 is a game about how you’ll spend your last year of college life.  Balancing romance, schoolwork, friendships, hobbies, and a part-time … Continue reading

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Granite Game Summit (2020) Recap

This last weekend I headed to New Hampshire to play some games. My friend Kimberly is one of the organizers of the Granite Game Summit, and with BGGCON exiting my annual schedule, it would be a nice way to support … Continue reading

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T6 (a trick-taking party)

On a recent weekend, I again invited a number of my friends to town for a weekend of playing trick-taking games. Around 33 people participated, and, if I’ve counted correctly, I played 68 different games, almost all of which were … Continue reading

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Cine Write and Trade (Preview)

Designer: Nomas Kurnia, Arif PrimaArtist: Nomas KurniaPublisher: Tematis Co.Players: 2-4Ages: 13+Times Played: 2 on my demo copy This will be a different sort of post, as this game isn’t available…yet.  Along with two other games I’ll tell you about once … Continue reading

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ジンバブエトリック (Zimbabweee Trick)

Designer: 新澤 大樹 (Taiki Shinzawa)Artist: 菅原 美沙穂 (Misaho Sugawara)Publisher: 倦怠期 (Kentaiki)Players: 3-4Ages: 8+Playing Time: 20 minutesTimes Played: 4 with a purchased copy, 2 with exhibition rules on mocked-up components I woke up the morning of January 20 this year, to find … Continue reading

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タイムパラトリックス (Time Palatrix)

Designer: 新澤 大樹 (Taiki Shinzawa)Artist: 菅原 美沙穂 (Misaho Sugawara)Publisher: 倦怠期 (Kentaiki)Players: 3-4Ages: 8+Playing Time: 40 minutesTimes Played: 7 with a purchased copy I’ve delayed writing about this game since May and re-written this introduction several times, so I suppose enough with … Continue reading

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ノコスダイス (Nokosu Dice)

Designer: Yusuke MatsumotoArtist: 別府さい (Sai Beppu)Publisher: engamesPlayers: 3-4Ages: 10+Playing Time: 30-45 minutesTimes Played: 5 with a review copy Nokosu Dice was one of many trick-taking games released at Tokyo Game Market this fall. Rather, I should say, re-released. It was … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Four (2019)

This is actually a Day Zero, Four, and Five post, as I’ll cover Saturday, Sunday morning, and a few things from Tuesday night after the train arrived. This was the last BGGCON I’ll be able to make it to for … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Three (2019)

Day three started off as almost all my BGGCON days do, eating a hotel salad. They were out of the ones I had been getting, so I got this instead. With jalapeno cheddar sausage? Well, not exactly. As I looked … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Two (2019)

It was day two, which featured more hotel exploring, more bbq, and the arrival of new friends, some of whom I knew were coming, and some who I hadn’t seen in years, and didn’t know when I’d see again. Day … Continue reading

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