Category Archives: Essen 2020

Faiyum (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Friedemann Friese Publisher:  2F-Spiele Artist:  Harald Lieske Players:  1 – 5 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  120 Minutes Plays: 3 (On Review Copy) Faiyum, the latest game from Friedemann Friese and 2F-Spiele, is set in ancient Egypt, with players … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Qwixx Bonus

 Qwixx Bonus Designer: not listed but assumed to be S. Benndorf Publisher: NSV Players: 1-4 Time: 20 mins Times played – 5, with copy provided by NSV Around here, we’re pretty big fans of Qwixx, roll-and-writes, and Steffen Benndorf.   … Continue reading

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Maglev Metro (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Ted Alspach Publisher:  Bezier Games Artists:  Alanna Kelsey, Ollin Timm Players:  1 – 4 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  90 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On Review Copy from Publisher) In Maglev Metro each player acts as a modern … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Sagrada: Life

Sagrada: Life Designers: Adrain Adamescu, Daryl Andrews Publisher: Floodgate Games Players: 1-4 Age: 10+ Time: 30-40 minutes Played with copy provided by Floodgate Gamers Sagrada: Life is the next expansion for the 2017 hit Sagrada.  In the base game, players … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Blue Skies

Blue Skies Designer: Joe Huber Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 45 min Times played: 4, with review copy provided by RGG   Says RGG: “The year is 1979, and the U.S. government has just deregulated the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Holi: Festival of Colors

Holi: Festival of Colors Designer: Julio E. Nazario Publisher: Floodgate Games Players: 2-4 Age: 13+ Time: 30-45 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher Holi is the ancient Hindu Festival of Color, where believers celebrate the return of Spring.  … Continue reading

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