Category Archives: Essen 2015

Dale Yu: Review of The Big Book of Madness

  The Big Book of Madness Designer: Maxine Rambourg Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-5 Ages: 14 Time: 60-90 mins Times played: 5, with review copy provided by IELLO Big Book of Madness had been a long time coming… I had been … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Liguria

  Liguria Designer: Alessandro Zucchini Publisher: Queen Games Players: 3-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Queen Games In Liguria, players act as merchants sailing around the Ligurian sea, attempting to collect the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Klask

    Klask Designer: Mikkel Bertelsen Publisher: Klask Ages: 6+ Players: 2 Time: ~10 minutes Times played: >15 with review copy provided by Klask / Marektoy Klask was a new dexterity game that I found at Essen 2015, at a … Continue reading

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Review of Raptor by Bruno Cathala and Bruno Faidutti

Designers: Bruno Cathala and Bruno Faidutti Publisher:  Matagot (Distributed by Asmodee) Players:  2 Ages:  9 and Up Time:  25 Minutes Times Played:  > 5 (on Review Copy Provided by Asmodee) In Raptor, one player controls a mother velociraptor and her five … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Karuba

  Karuba Designer: Ruediger Dorn Publisher: HABA Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: ~40 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by HABA USA   To paraphrase myself from a previous review: When I heard that HABA was going to … Continue reading

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Dan Blum: Review of Watson & Holmes

Watson & Holmes Designer: Jesús Torres Castro Publisher: Ludonova Ages: 12+ Players: 2-7 Time: 45-75 minutes Times played: 3, went through the other 10 cases solitaire It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. It’s usually not … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Treasure Hunter

  Treasure Hunter Designer: Richard Garfield Publisher: Queen Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 3, at conventions and with review copy provided by Queen Games/Asmodee Treasure Hunter is a quick drafting card game that I first … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Pandemic Legacy, BGG’s new #1 game…

Pandemic Legacy just became the #1 game on BoardGameGeek.  Congratulations to designers Rob Daviau and Matt Leacock, as well as publisher Z-Man Games.   Pandemic Legacy was released on October 8, 2015, and since then it has earned rave reviews … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Automania

  Automania Designers: Kristian A. Ostby, Kenneth Minde Publisher: Aporta Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times Played: 2, with review copy provided by Aporta Games Thus far, I’m a self proclaimed fanboy of Aporta Games.  Admittedly, they’re … Continue reading

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Shakespeare (Ystari) Revisited

Shakespeare Designer: Hervé Rigal Publisher: Ystari Games Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 13 and up Time: 60 – 90 Minutes Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by Asmodee We ran a preview of this prior to Essen – and … Continue reading

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