Category Archives: Essen 2018

Dale Yu: First Impressions of Adventure Island

Adventure Island Designers: Michael Palm and Lukas Zach Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 45-90 minutes per session Times played: 4 sessions so far… (with review copy provided by Pegasus) Adventure Island is the new cooperative game from … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Horticulture Master

Horticulture Master Designer: Lin Yen-Kuang Publisher: Mozi Game Players: 2-5 Ages: 7+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by MOZI In Horticulture Master, players vie to have the most beautiful garden on their board.  The game … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Gravity Superstar

Gravity Superstar Designer: Julian Allain Publisher: Sit Down! Players: 2-6 Ages: 7+ Time: 20-30 mins Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Sit Down! Gravity Superstar is set “At the edge of known space, the most famous adventurers converge … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Reviews of Ramen and Ramen Fury

Ramen Designers: Israel Cendrero and Sheila Santos Publisher: Ediciones Primigenio Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by publisher Ramen is a new set-collection game that I picked up at SPIEL 2018.  I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The River

The River Designers: Ismael Perrin, Sebastian Pauchon Publisher: Days of Wonder Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times Played: 6, with review copy provided by Days of Wonder The River was a game that I first saw at GenCon … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Crown of Emara

Crown of Emara Designer: Benjamin Schwer Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Players: 1-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-75 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Pegasus Spiele Crown of Emara is one of the new games from Pegasus from SPIEL 2018. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Passing Through Petra

Passing Through Petra Designer: J. Alex Kevern Publisher: Renegade Gamers Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-75 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Renegade Games So… Petra has been part of my imagination since about 1989 – that’s … Continue reading

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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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