Category Archives: Essen 2019

Dale Yu: Review of Qwixx on Board

Qwixx on Board Designers: Steffen Benndorf / Reinhard Staupe Publisher: NSV Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 20 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by NSV Qwixx is one of my favorite roll-and-write games ever, and NSV has definitely … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Kauchuk

Kauchuk Designers: Oren Shainin and Yaniv Kahana Publisher: Lifestyle Boardgames Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 20-40 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Lifestyle Boardgames

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Dale Yu: Review of 24h

24h Designer: David Bernal Publisher: zacatrus Players: 2-4 Time: 24 min Age: 12+ Review copy provided by zacatrus 24h was a game that caught my eye in the preparation stage for Spiel 2019 as I’ve always been a fan of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of 6 nimmt! Brettspiel

6 nimmt! Brettspiel Designer: Wolfgang Kramer Publisher: AMIGO Players: 2-6 Age: 8+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by AMIGO 6 nimmt! is one of my most favorite and least favorite cardgames.  What?! Yeah, it all … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Zoom in Barcelona

Zoom in Barcelona Designers: Nuria Casellas, Eloi Pujadas, Joaquim Vilalta Publisher: Cucafera Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 min Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Cucafera Games Barcelona is a fantastic city which I’ve had the pleasure to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Butterfly

Butterfly Designer: Stephen Glenn Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 9+ Time: 30-45 minutes Game played on review copy provided by Rio Grande Games Butterfly is the newest release from one of my oldest friends in gaming, Stephen Glenn.  … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: Quick Thoughts on 5 More Essen 2019 Games

We’re now a month past Spiel ’19, and on a recent visit to a local game store, I realized that many of the hottest games from the event have hit US shores. To help those who are holiday shopping (or … Continue reading

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4 1/2 Minuten

Before you do anything else, start the music file below. And then, let it be known that you have exactly 4 1/2 minutes to finish reading this review. Which might be hard, because you’ll be dancing along in your chair … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of No Return

No Return: Es gibt kein Zurück!  (There’s No Turning Back!) Designer: Marco Teubner Publisher: moses Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by moses moses is one of the game companies that I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Cities: Skylines the Board Game

Cities: Skylines the Board Game Designer: Rustan Hakansson Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1-4 Age: 10+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Thames&Kosmos From the Paradox website: Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city … Continue reading

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