Category Archives: Essen 2018

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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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Catan Histories: Rise of the Inkas

Catan Histories: Rise of the Inkas Designers: Klaus Teuber, Benjamin Teuber Players: 3-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 90-120 minutes Times played: 2 with copy provided by Catan Studio (via Asmodee NA) The Catan Histories series has been one that I have … Continue reading

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Blackout Hong Kong – review by Simmy Peerutin

These days there is so much information about the games, both pre- and post release that text reviews are starting to feel a bit redundant. In the case of Blackout Hong Kong this probably applies to the latter but certainly … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Time Vault Soccer

Time Vault Soccer Designer: Scott SheaPublisher: Sneaky Prawn GamesPlayers: 2Ages: 8+Time: 30-45 minutesTimes played: 3, with review copy provided by Sneaky Prawn Games Time Vault Soccer was offered to me over email – as I have stated in the past … Continue reading

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