Category Archives: Essen 2018

Dare to Love (敢愛就來)

Dare to Love (敢愛就來) Designer: Chih-Fan Chen Artist: Kim Chen Publisher: Mizo Players: 3-4 Ages: 15+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times Played: 2 times with review copy Dare to Love is one of Mizo’s new releases for Spiel this year.  As … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Four Taiwanese Children’s Games

    Included in my most recent game shipment from Taiwan was a set of four nicely illustrated tins with games for the younger set (3yo or 4yo+).  While this isn’t really my thing any more, I figured that we … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Papering Duel

  Papering Duel Designer: Martin Nedergaard Andersen Publisher: Mandoo Players: 2 Age: 8+ Time: 20 minutes Papering Duel is a new 2-player game where you and your roommate (opponent in the game) are fighting over the wallpaper pattern in your … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Railroad Ink

  Railroad Ink Designers: Hjalmar Hach and Lorenzo Silva Publisher: CMON/Horrible Games Players: 1-6 Ages: 8+ Time: about 20-30 minutes Times played: >10 with review copies provided by Horrible Games (Blazing Red edition and Deep Blue edition)   Railroad Ink … Continue reading

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My Game Market Most Anticipated Titles

I will bring you daily reports from one of the Game Markets in Japan some day, but that is slated for 2022 at the earliest. (And as with my Essen trip last year, would be appended to the end of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Nemeton

Nemeton Designer: Johann Favazzo Publisher: Blam! Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 75-90 minutes Nemeton is a new game from Blam! – a game company from the Alps (as seen in the snow covered “A” in their company logo).  The company … Continue reading

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Essen Preview: Realm of Sand

Realm of Sand  Publisher: EmperorS4 Designer: Ji Hua Wei Artist: Maisherly Chan Age:10+ No. of Players 1-4 30-60 min   Realm of Sand is a new game from EmperorS4. It features Maisherly’s wonderful fantasy art on the cards. Gameplay involves … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Essen 2018 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2018 is a little more than two weeks away, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’18 Preview on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The … Continue reading

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Essen Preview: Walking in Burano

Walking in Burano  Publisher: EmperS4 Designer: Wei-Min Ling Artist: maisherly Chan Age: 10 + No. of Players 1-4 20-40 min   Walking in Burano is the 5th game in EmperorS4’s small box line. It’s a compact little drafting and placement … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Crazy Eggz and Touch Down (Happy Baobab)

Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Crazy Eggz and Touch Down   Crazy Eggz Designer: Roberto Fraga Publisher: Happy Baobab Players: 2-4 Ages: 7+ Time: 15 mins Crazy Eggz is a reprint of a fairly unique game, Eiertanz.  This game comes … Continue reading

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