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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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Twin Tin Bots

Designer: Philippe KeyaertsArtist: Kwanchai MoriyaPublisher: Flatlined GamesPlayers: 2-6Ages: 10+Playing Time: 50 minutesTimes Played: 25 with purchased copiesPreviously Covered: https://opinionatedgamers.com/2013/10/17/dale-yu-essen-preview-twin-tin-bots-flatlined-games/ This is one of my favorite intersections.  It’s got it all: a roundabout, a fountain, and a tram that goes _through_ … Continue reading

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Preview of “Mystery” from Season 2 of Van Ryder Games’ Graphic Novel Adventures

MysteryDesigner: CedArtist: StivoPublisher: Makaka Editions/Van Ryder GamesPlayers: 1Ages: 10+Times Played: 3 with preview copy I’ve previously discussed Makaka Editions’ graphic novel games when they became available in English from Blue Orange in Europe (Captive and Knights) and again when Van … Continue reading

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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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