Category Archives: Essen 2019

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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Dale Yu: Review of Miyabi

Miyabi Designer: Michael Kiesling Publisher: HABA Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 40 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by HABA USA In Miyabi, players vie to make the most elegant Japanese garden.  Each player starts with an empty … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Axio Rota

Axio Rota Designer: Renier Knizia Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Players: 1-4 Age: 8+ Time: 15-30 minutes on the box, 10-15 minutes in reality Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Pegasus Spiele The tagline in the rules says this is … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Catacombs Cubes

Catacombs Cubes (Catacombes Cubes) Designer: Ken Valles Publisher: Elzra Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 30-60 minutes Played with review copy provided by Elzra Catacombs Cubes is a new game which is set in the universe of Cimathue (from Catacombs).  In … Continue reading

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