Category Archives: Essen 2016

Dale Yu: Review of Aeon’s End

  Aeon’s End Designer: Kevin Riley Publisher: Indie Boards&Cards / Action Phase Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 5 with review copy provided by Action Phase Games Since Dominion hit the boardgaming scene in 2008, there … Continue reading

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Pandemic Iberia (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers: Matt Leacock, Jesus Torres Castro Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: 5 (with 2-5 Players) Pandemic Iberia made its debut at Essen 2016, receiving a much wider release in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of the Colonists

  The Colonists Designer: Tim Puls Publisher: Lookout Games / Mayfair Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: roughly 20 min per player per era Times played: about 20, with review copy provided by Mayfair Games If you’re a regular reader of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Sponsio

  Sponsio Designer: Dorsonczky Jozsef Players: 3-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Mind Fitness Games In Sponsio, players take on the role of lanistae – the men who used to run gladiator … Continue reading

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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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