Category Archives: Essen 2019

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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Dale Yu: Review of Paris: La Cité de la Lumiére

    Paris: La Cité de la Lumiére Designer: Jose Antonio Abascal Acebo Publisher: DEVIR Players: 2 Age: 8+ Time: 20 min Times played: 4, with review copy provided by DEVIR In this game, players take on the role of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Oriflamme

  Oriflamme Designers: Adrien and Axel Hesling Publisher: Studio H Players:3-5 Age: 10+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Studio H Oriflamme is a game that I surely would have guessed was French if I … Continue reading

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The Crew – now released in English! With real cards!

A few months ago, we posted a review of a German card game that had taken our group by storm… The original review will be republished below. But, since you’ve probably already heard about the game, let me talk about … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Lux Aeterna

Lux Aeterna Designer: Tony Boydell Publisher: Surprised Stare/Frosted Games Players: 1 Age: I’m 46, thanks Time: 15 minutes Times played: 9 and counting, with review copy provided by the designer Lux Aeterna is a game which I requested from the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Pictures

Pictures Designer: Daniela and Christian Stöhr Publisher: Rio Grande Games / pd Verlag Players: 3-5 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Rio Grande Games Pictures is a game that I thought I would … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Wizard Würfelspiel

Wizard Würfelspiel Designer: Daan Kreek Publisher: AMIGO Players: 2-5 Age: 10+ Time: 20 minutes Times played: 7 with review copy provided by AMIGO In Wizard Würfelspiel, players bid on the results of seven magical dice.  Results are recorded on a … Continue reading

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