Category Archives: First Impressions

Northgard (First Impressions)

I’m not sure if I’m showing my age and/or my relative immaturity here… but any time I play a game about Vikings, this is what pops into my head. So, let’s just start with a simple statement of truth. The … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of 7 Wonders (2020 edition)

    7 Wonders (2020 version) Designer: Antoine Bauza Publisher: REPOS Players: 3-7 Age: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 1 with new version, probably >100 with 2010 version This piece is less a review of the game itself, and … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Godspeed

    Godspeed Designers: Adam Hill and Clayton Hargrave Publisher: Pandasaurus Players: 2-5 Age 10+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Pandasaurus Godspeed is a science fiction themed game about racing to colonize Minos, an … 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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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Jewel Heist

Jewel Heist Designer: uncredited Publisher: Mattel Players: 5-8 Ages: 13+ Time: 15 minutes Times played – Once – with basic rules only (hard to get 5+ people together due to coronavirus!) Affiliate link to the Amazon Deluxe version – https://amzn.to/3e5tAOHContinue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Queenz

    Queenz Designers: Bruno Cathala, Johannes Goupy Publisher: Mandoo Games /Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, on review copy provided by publisher In Queenz, “you’re a famous beekeeper and compete with others … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of The Game Quick and Easy and Robots – two new games from NSV

The Game Quick and Easy Designer: Steffen Benndorf Publisher: NSV Players: 2-5 Age: 8+ Time: 10 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by NSV The Game is one of those games that I never really understood the fascination … Continue reading

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3 free print and play games from SdJ nominated designer Stephen Glenn!

Stephen Glenn and I go back a long way – he is in fact one of my first gaming friends made over the Internets. Probably back from rec.games.board. For reasons I honestly cannot remember, I used to call him Snoop, … Continue reading

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Super-Skill Pinball 4-Cade: First Impressions

Designers: Geoff Englestein Publishers: WizKids Players: 1-4 Time: 20-40 minutes Times Played: 5 (with a promo copy published online by WizKids)  I’ve played a decent amount of pinball in my day. (Seriously, I’m 55 years old… I can remember the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Monster Baby Rescue!

Monster Baby Rescue Designer: Vladimir Suchy Publisher: Rio Grande Games / Delicious Games Players: 2-5 Age: 9+ Time: 20-40 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Rio Grande I’ll be honest with you, when I first heard about … Continue reading

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