Category Archives: Essen 2017

Dale Yu: Review of Stack-A-Biddi

Stack-A-Biddi Designer: Grzegorz Rejchtman Publisher: Game Factory Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 min Times played: 3, with review copy provided by publisher Stack-A-Biddi was a game that I first learned about at the press show on the Wednesday at … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Keyper

James Nathan: Keyper Game: Keyper Designer: Richard Breese Publisher: R&D Games Players: 2-4 Time:  90-120 Minutes Times played: 2 times with a friend’s copy For my group, the deluge of Essen titles to dig out from underneath feels like it’s … Continue reading

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Opinionated Gamers’ Review of Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time

  Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time Designers: Brett J. Gilbert and Matthew Dunstan Publisher: Funforge Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 7, with review copy provided by Funforge Says OG writer, Eric Martin (originally on … Continue reading

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Dale Yu:  Review of Ex Libris

  Ex Libris Designer: Adam P. McIver Players: 1-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 30-60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by the designer himself So, if there is anything that I love more than playing games (and writing about … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of M/S Batory

  M/S Batory Designer: Filip Milunski Publisher: Granna Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Granna The M/S Batory was an actual seagoing vessel – construction started in 1934 and was launched … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Castles of Burgundy the Dice Game

  Castles of Burgundy the Dice Game Designer: Christoph Toussaint, Stefan Feld Publisher: Ravensburger Players: 1-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 8 (5 multiplayer, 3 solo) with review copy provided by Ravensburger So, when the Castles of Burgundy … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Wendake

Wendake Designer: Danilo Sabia Publisher: Placentia Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60-120 mins Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Placentia Games In Wendake, players act as a chief of the Wyandot Native American tribe – over the … Continue reading

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James Nathan: The Glorious South

The Glorious South Game: The Glorious South Designer: Ariel Yi Chi Chang Publisher: GeGe Co. Ltd. Players: 4-8 Time:  20-40 minutes Times played: 4 with purchased copy Sometimes I think about how my body will degrade as I age. I … Continue reading

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Charterstone (Game Review by Chris Wray) (Spoiler Free)

Designer: Jamey Stegmaier Publisher: Stonemaier Games Players: 1 – 6 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 45 – 75 Minutes Times Played: 12 (The entire campaign.) Charterstone is the latest creation of Jamey Stegmaier and his publishing company, Stonemaier Games.  Though … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of tummple!

  tummple! Designer: Bruce Shadorf Publisher: Game Factory Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Game Factory tummple! can be viewed as a reverse Jenga.  Starting from the flat rectangular base pieces, … Continue reading

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