Category Archives: Essen 2019

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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Dale Yu: Review of La Viña

La Viña Designer: Jose Ramon Palacios Publisher: Devir Players: 2-5 Age: 8+ Time: 45-60 minutes Played with review copy provided by DEVIR The story in the rulebook for La Viña is that the previous owner of the vineyard has gone … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Deep Blue

Deep Blue Designers: Daniel Pedersen, Asger Granerud Publisher: Days of Wonder Players: 2-5 Age: 8+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Days of Wonder In Deep Blue, players are treasure hunters who are trying to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Masters of Renaissance

Masters of Renaissance (Lorenzo il Magnifico: The Card Game) Designers: Simone Luciani and Nestore Mangone Publisher: Cranio  Creations Players: 1-4 Age: 12+ Time: 45 mins Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Asmodee NA I was really excited prior … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Fast Sloths

Fast Sloths Designer: Friedemann Friese Publisher: 2F Spiele Players: 2-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 60 minutes Played 5x on review copy provided by 2F When I talked to the folks at the 2F booth, they quickly sold me on the idea … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Rumble Nation

Rumble Nation Designer: 与儀新一 (Shinichi Yogi)Publisher: Hobby JapanPlayers: 2-4Ages: 10+Time: 20-40 minutesTimes Played: 4 times with review copy provided by Hobby Japan, 5 plays with first edition (by 77spiele) Rumble Nation was a highly anticipated SPIEL 2019 game for me; … Continue reading

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