Category Archives: Essen 2016

Dale Yu: Review of Hop le J’ton

  Hop le J’ton (Hop the Chip) Designer: Florent Toscano Publisher: Jeux Opla Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Jeux Opla Hop le J’ton is the third game in the series … Continue reading

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Cottage Garden (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Publisher: Edition Spielwiese Artists: Andrea Boekhoff Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: 6 (With 1, 2, 3, and 4 Players) At first glance, Uwe Rosenberg’s Cottage Garden looks vaguely similar … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of 4 Gods

  4 Gods Designer: Christophe Boelinger Publisher: Ludically/Asmodee Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 15-30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Asmodee NA 4 Gods is the newest game from Christophe Boelinger, who has a number of game … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of North American Railways

  North American Railways Designer: Peer Sylvester Publisher: Spielworxx Players: 3-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Funagain.com In North American Railways, there are five different railway companies, each with 5 shares.  To … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Oceanos

  Oceanos Designer: Antoine Bauza Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by IELLO Oceanos has been high on my anticipated list for about a year now! I first heard about … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Round House

Round House Designers: Eros Lin, Zong-Ger Publisher: EmperorS4 Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by EmperorS4   The round houses (a.k.a., Fujian Tulou) are unique rural dwellings that can be found in … Continue reading

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La Granja: No Siesta! (Game Review)

  Designers: Andreas “ode” Odendahl Publishers: Stronghold Games Players: 1-4 Time: 30-45 minutes Ages: 10+ Times Played:5 (with review copy provided by Stronghold Games)   I wanted to start this review by making some kind of sweeping pronouncement about the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Touria

  Touria Designers: Inka Brand, Markus Brand, Michael Rieneck Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by R&R Games Touria is the land of the dancing towers, or so the rules tell me. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Mondrian the Dice Game

  Mondrian the Dice Game Designers: Israel Cenderero and Sheila Santos Publisher: Tranjis Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times Played: 2, with review copy provided by Tranjis Games I have always liked the clean blocky simplicity of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Glux

  Glux Designer: Jakob Andrusch Publisher: Queen Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 3 Glux is a nice light abstract game from Queen.  I honestly didn’t know much about this game prior to the show as … Continue reading

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