Category Archives: Essen 2016

Dale Yu: Review of Die Baumeister des Colosseum

  Die Baumeister des Colosseum Designer: Klaus Jurgen Wrede Publisher: Schmidt Spiele Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Schmidt Spiele Schmidt Spiele is honestly one of my go-to publishers each year … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of 13 Clues

13 Clues Designer: Andres J. Voicu Publisher: dv giochi Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by dv giochi 13 Clues is set in Victorian London, and each player is an investigator for … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of SOL

  SOL Designer: Pierre Buty Publisher: Catch Up Games Players: 2-8 Ages: 10+ Time: ~45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Catch Up Games In SOL, players split up into 2 teams, the Adventurers and the Conquistadors, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Snowblind: Race for the Pole

  Snowblind: Race for the Pole Designer: Robert van Zyl Publisher: Pleasant Company Players: 1-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Pleasant Company In Snowblind, players lead an expedition to try to reach … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Blank White Dice

  Blank White Dice Designer: Johnathan Leistiko Publisher: WizKids Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 20 minutes Times played: 5 with review copy provided by WizKids I first learned about Blank White Dice when talking to Zev at Essen 2016.  It … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Freak Shop

  Freak Shop Designer: Henri Kermarrec Publisher: Catch Up Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Catch Up In Freak Shop, players each are trying to build up their mansion (card … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Jorvik

  Jorvik Designer: Stefan Feld Publisher: eggertspiele, distributed by Stronghold Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 45-90 mins Times Played: 2, with review copy provided by eggertspiele Jorvik is a re-boot of a old game which I used to love, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Ulm

  Ulm Designer: Günter Burkhardt Publisher: Huch! & Friends/ R&R Games Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by R&R Games Ulm was high on my list of games to try at Essen … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Capital

  Capital Designer: Filip Milunski Publisher: Granna Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 60-75 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Granna Capital is one of many city building games out this year at Essen 2016. The theme for … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Hop!

  Hop! Designer: Ludovic Maublanc Publisher: FunForge Players: 3-6 Ages: 6+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 2, with preview copy provided by FunForge Hop! is the new game from FunForge, with delightful painted minis and a 3-D board which easily … Continue reading

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