Category Archives: Essen 2019

BABYLONIA: AN EXEMPLARY KNIZIAN DESIGN      By Mitchell Thomashow

BABYLONIA: AN EXEMPLARY KNIZIAN DESIGN      By Mitchell Thomashow Great game designers, writers, artists, and musicians generally develop multiple key insights, often early in their careers, and then rework, reiterate, combine, and revitalize them as they gain more experience, … Continue reading

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Toraja (Preview)

Designers: Hamzah Alfarabi, Vicky BelladinoArtist: Aulia AzziawatyPublisher: Congkak Fun FactoryPlayers: 1-5Ages: 12+Times Played: 4 on my demo copy This will be a different sort of post, as this game isn’t available…yet.  This is one of the titles that was being … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of 5er Finden

  5er Finden Designer: Jurgen P.K. Grunau Publisher: HABA Players: 1-4 Age: 7+ Time: 15-20 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by HABA USA 5er Finden is HABA’s most recent foray into the roll and write genre.  In … Continue reading

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EXPEDITION TO NEWDALE

DESIGNER: Alexander Pfister PUBLISHER: Lacerta/Lookout PLAYERS: 1 – 4 AGES: 12 and up TIME: 90 minutes TIMES PLAYED: 6, with a copy I purchased I rely on the Opinionated Gamers blog a lot. Of course I read all the reviews … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Project L

    Project L Designers: Michal Mikeš, Jan Soukal, Adam Spanel Publisher: Boardcubator Players: 1-4 Age: 13+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 5, at SPIEL 2019 and some with with review copy provided by the publisher Project L was very … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Florenza the Dice Game

Florenza the Dice Game Designer: Danilo Festa (inspired by Stefano Groppi) Publisher: Placentia Games Players: 1-4 Age: 12+ Time: 30-90 minutes Times played: 4 (multiplayer) + 3 (solo), with review copy provided by Placentia Games Florenza was one of the … Continue reading

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