Category Archives: Essen 2017

The Palace of Mad King Ludwig (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 13 and Up Time: 75 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On Review Copy Provided by the Publisher) The Palace of Mad King Ludwig is the latest full-sized strategy game … Continue reading

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Crossfire (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi Publisher: Plaid Hat Games Players: 5 – 10 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 5-10 Minutes Times Played: > 5 Crossfire is a social deduction game set in the world of Specter Ops.  In this latest creation by … Continue reading

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Power Grid: Fabled Expansion (Expansion Review by Chris Wray) (Spoiler Free)

Designer:  Friedemann Friese Publisher:  2F-Spiele, Rio Grande Players:  2-6 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  120 Minutes Per Game Times Played: 3 (The entire North America campaign for Power Grid deluxe.) Power Grid is one of my favorite games of all … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Rescue Polar Bears: Data & Temperature

Game: Rescue Polar Bears: Data & Temperature Designers: Jog Kung, Huang Yi Ming Publisher: TWOPLUS Games Players: 1-4 Time:  30-60 Minutes Times played: 3 times with purchased copy, 1 time with BGG.CON library copy When I was six I wanted … Continue reading

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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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