Category Archives: First Impressions

Father in the Messe 2017: Day 3

We are finally arrived at the Friday. Just after a single day of games we really want to try something good. Mauro di Marco (editor in chief of ILSA Magazine , the best Italian boardgame magazine, and, like me, committee member … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: Day 0

We are here again, a Father in the Messe, with two kids. Every year they grow better and I become older. As usual the trip from Modena is something special: car, plain, train and metro! We start to have problem … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Medical Frontier

  Medical Frontier Designer: Chu-Lan Kao Publisher: BigFun Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 45-60 minutes I have always been interested in games with a medical theme (because who doesn’t love to mix their profession with their hobby…), and when I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Outpost: Siberia

  Outpost: Siberia Designers: Daryl Andrews and Jon Gilmour Publisher: IDW Games Players: 2-6 Time: 30 minutes Ages: 12+ In Outpost: Siberia, players work together to try to survive a long winter in Siberia.  They are all workers in a … Continue reading

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James Nathan: 1920 Wall Street and Password Express

First Impressions: Looping Games’ 1920 Wall Street and Password Express (James Nathan) I’ve played these once each (with purchased copies), so here are some preliminary thoughts.  Due to, things, I’m posting posts backwards, and these will be on an  Essen … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of The Wizard Always Wins

  The Wizard Always Wins Designer: Prospero Hall Publisher: Big G Creative Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-40 minutes In The Wizard Always Wins, players will choose a new role for themselves each round.  There are many possible actions to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game

  Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game Design: Prospero Hall Publisher: Big G Creative Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 2, with preview copy provided by Forrest-Pruzan Creative The Bob Ross: Art of Chill game is part … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Sticky Chameleons

    Sticky Chameleons Designers: Theo Riviere and Cedric Barbe Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-6 Ages: 6+ Time: 15 mins Times played: 2, with review copy provided by IELLO Sticky Chameleons was a game that I had actually not heard of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Fate of the Elder Gods

Fate of the Elder Gods Designers: Richard Launius, Darrell Louder, Chris Kirkman Publisher: Fabled Nexus / Greater Than Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 13+ Time: 60-120 minutes Times played: 2, with preview copy provided by Greater Than Games When I first … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Sword and Sorcery

  Sword and Sorcery Designers: Simone Romano, Nunzio Surace Publisher: Ares Games Players: 1-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-90 mins per quest Times played: in the midst of my first solo campaign Sword and Sorcery has been on people’s radar since … Continue reading

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