Category Archives: Essen 2021

Dale Yu: Review of Stichtag

Stichtag Designers: Emely, Inka & Markus Brand Publisher: Ravensburger Players: 3-5 Age: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played, at least a dozen different “days” on copy purchased by self Stichtag was one of the games I was most looking forward … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Founders of Teotihuacan

Founders of Teotihuacan Designer: Filip Glowacz Publisher: Board&Dice Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 60 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher Founders of Teotihuacan is the followup game to Teotihuacan, a complex 2018 release where players vied over the … Continue reading

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10 Great Games from the Past 2 Years (Article by Chris Wray)

Gaming largely went on a “pause” for the past two years. There were fewer releases of new games. Conventions were less well-attended — or canceled. Game groups temporarily disbanded.  But as the hobby continues its effort to reconnect, we here … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Tabannusi: Builders of Ur

Tabannusi: Builders of Ur Designers: David Spada, Daniele Tascini Publisher: Board&Dice Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 120 minutes (we’re averaging closer to 160) Played with review copy from Board&Dice Set in ancient Mesopotamia, a cradle of civilization, at a time … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Messina 1347

Messina 1347 Desiginers: Vladimir Suchy and Raul Fernandez Aparicio Publisher: Delicious Games Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 90-140 minutes Played with copy provided by Delicious Games Messina 1347 takes place during the introduction of the plague epidemic (a.k.a. the “black … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Review of The Border

The Border Designers: Michael Kiesling and Reinhard Staupe Publisher: NSV Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Played with review copy provided by NSV The Border is a new game from NSV (in their somewhat smaller spring 2022 release set) … Continue reading

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