Category Archives: Essen 2015

Dale Yu: Review of Adventure Land

  Adventure Land Designers: Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling Publisher: HABA Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~60 minutes Times played: 6, with review copy provided by HABA USA Website: http://www.habausa.com/adventureland.html Adventure Land is the third and final game in the new … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Prodigals Club

  The Prodigals Club Designer: Vladimir Suchy Publisher: Czech Games Edition Players: 2-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 40-90 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by CGE The Prodigals Club has gotten the nickname of “Brewster’s Millions, the Game, take … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Potion Explosion

  Potion Explosion Designer: Lorenzo Silva, Andrea Crespi and Stefano Castelli Publisher:  Horrible Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Horrible Games   Potion Explosion was the big ticket game from … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of AYA

  AYA Designer: Olivier Gregoire, Thibaut Quintens Publisher: Act In Games Players: 2-5 Time: 30 minutes Ages: 8+ Times played: 3, with review copy provided by designer AYA was on my anticipated list for Essen 2015, and I was crushed … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Spookies

  Spookies Designer: Stefan Kloss Publisher: HABA Players: 2-5 Ages: 8-99 Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 4 with review copy provided by HABA USA Spookies is the second game that I have played from the new HABA line for families … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of SteamRollers

  SteamRollers Designer: Mark Gerrits Publisher: Flatlined Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: ~45 minutes Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Flatlined Games SteamRollers was a new release at Essen 2015, though in small quantities. It appears that … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Tail Feathers

  Tail Feathers Designer: Jerry Hawthorne Publisher: Plaid Hat Games Players: 2 Ages: 9+ Time: 60-90 minutes Tail Feathers is a head to head battle game that is set in the world of Mice and Mystics.  Each player controls an … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of 504

  504 Designer: Friedemann Friese Publisher: 2F / Stronghold Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 30-150 minutes* Times played: 5 (less than 1%) – with designer’s prototype as well as with review copy provided by Stronghold Games 504 is perhaps … Continue reading

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7 Wonders Duel – Game Review

Designers: Antoine Bauza, Bruno Cathala Publisher:  Repos Production Players:  2 – 2 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played:  > 7 I’m always on the lookout for quality two-player games, and 2015 was a good year for such … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Council of Four

  Council of Four Designers: Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini Publisher: Cranio Creations Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Cranio Creations In Council of Four, you take on the role of … Continue reading

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