Category Archives: Essen 2014

Dale Yu: First Impressions of Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age

  Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age Designer: Tom Lehmann Publisher:  Gryphon Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by Gryphon Games (apparently a KS copy) The original Roll Through the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of King of New York

King of New York Designer: Richard Garfield Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 40 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by IELLO   King of New York is the second generation game from the well-known designer, Richard … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of 7 Steps

7 Steps Designer: Michael Kiesling, Reinhard Staupe Publisher: Kosmos Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Kosmos Germany 7 Steps was one of the big box Kosmos releases from this most recent … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Pandemic: Contagion

  Pandemic: Contagion Designer: Carey Grayson Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 13+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Z-Man Games Pandemic: Contagion (P:C) is one of two new games in the Pandemic universe to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Pandemic: The Cure (Z-Man)

Pandemic: The Cure Designer: Matt Leacock Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 8, with review copy provided by Z-Man Games Pandemic is a game that I’ve always been interested in.  The first time that … Continue reading

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The Half Dozen (or is it more?) Decent Essen Games

Nearly twenty years ago now, Mike Siggins wrote in one of his excellent Essen wrap-ups in Sumo: “What is certain is that on the evidence of Essen, the German hobby is still a hundred times more active than our own, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Colt Express

  Colt Express Designer: Christophe Raimbault Publisher: Ludonaute/Asmodee Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 40 minutes Times played: 3 with review copy provided by Asmodee Colt Express transports gamers back into the American Wild West with a gang of bandits planning … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Nations: The Dice Game

Review of Nations: The Dice Game Designer: Rustan Hakansson Publisher: Lautapelit.fi / Asmodee Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 20-40 minutes Times played: 8, with review copy provided by Asmodee Nations: The Dice Game (N:TDG) is a followup to Nations, a … Continue reading

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Dan Blum: Review of Rolling Japan

Rolling Japan Designer: Hisashi Hayashi Publisher: Japon Brand / OZAKU Brand Ages: 8+ Players: 1-8 (or more if provide your own pens) Time: 15 minutes Times played: 8 of the original (all on purchased copies), 2 of Rolling Tokyo Dice … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Nice Dice Thrice – Ciub, Cubo, Cubist – Part 3

This week’s reviews look at the conjugation of dice games from Essen 2014.  There are a good number of dice games this year – and I’m slowly but surely making my way through that stack.  I will start the reviews … Continue reading

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