Category Archives: Essen 2018

Dale Yu: Review of Rebel Nox

Rebel Nox Designers: Helge Meissner, Eilif Svensson, Anna Wermlund, Kristian Amundsen Ostby Publisher: Aporta Games Players: 4-6 Ages: 12+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Aporta Games Rebel Nox is an interesting card game that … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Review of Deckscape: The Mystery of Eldorado (spoiler free review)

Deckscape: The Mystery of Eldorado (spoiler free review) Designers: Martino Chiacchiera and Silvano Sorrentino Players: 1-6 Ages: 12+ Time: 45-90 minutes Times played: 1, with review copy provided by dv Giochi The puzzle game genre has been rapidly growing over … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: EXIT: The Sinister Mansion, EXIT: The Mysterious Museum, EXIT: Dead Man on the Orient Express, EXIT: The Sunken Treasure

EXIT Games (The Sinister Mansion, The Mysterious Museum, Dead Man on the Orient Express, The Sunken Treasure) Designers: Inka and Markus Brand Publisher: KOSMOS Players: 1-4 Ages: 12+ Time: about 60 minutes each Times played: 1 with each game (with … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of the Q System (Sherlock: The Tomb of the Archaeologist, Sherlock: Last Call, Sherlock: Death on the 4th of July)

Q System (Sherlock: The Tomb of the Archaeologist, Sherlock: Last Call, Sherlock: Death on the 4th of July) Designers: Josep Izquierdo and Marti Lucas Publisher: Enigma Studio Players: 1-8   Ages: 8+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 1 each with … Continue reading

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Simmy Peerutin – Review of Gugong

Gugong A review by Simmy Peerutin February 2019 Gugong deserves better than its BGG ranking at number 493 as at the time of writing. It is a great Euro, simple to explain but with seemingly many viable strategies for achieving … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Alone (spoiler free)

Alone Designers: Andrea Crespi, Lorenzo Silva Publisher: Horrible Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: ~2 hrs Played with review copy provided by Horrible Games Alone is a new one vs all game from Horrible Games.  I received a review copy … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Bad Bones

Bad Bones Designer: David Flies Publisher: Sit Down! Players: 1-6 Ages: 8+ Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Sit Down! Bad Bones was a game that I did not even know existed until I stopped at the Sit … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Globe Twister

Globe Twister Designer: Richard Champion Publisher: Act In Games / Blackrock Distribution Players: 1-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 7, with review copy provided by Act In Games Globe Twister was a game that I knew little about … Continue reading

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A Review of Foppen

Foppen Designed by Friedemann Friese and originally published by 2F Spiele in 1995; updated and republished by 2F Spiele and Stronghold Games in 2018 Disclaimer: Played sixty times total, perhaps eight of those on a review copy of the new … Continue reading

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Review: Shadows Amsterdam

By Mathieu Aubert Art by M81 Studios 2-8 players 20 minutes Review by Jonathan Franklin A competitive party game with Dixit-style clues and Codenames-style objective correctness, plus the real time/no turns aspect of Word Slam If you love the sound … Continue reading

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