Category Archives: Essen 2019

Dale Yu – Review of The Queen of Hansa

The Queen of Hansa Designer: Yutaka Hatakeyama Publisher: Hobby Japan Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Hobby Japan The Queen of Hansa (and actually, all of Hobby Japan) was a game … Continue reading

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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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