Category Archives: First Impressions

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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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Spirit Island

  Spirit Island Designer: R. Eric Reuss Publisher: Greater than Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 90-120 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy with Spirit Island In Spirit Island, players are powerful Spirits that live on an isolated Island. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Bidder Up!

  Bidder Up! Designer: Max Kirps (Based on the game “You’re Bluffing” (Kuhhandel) by Rudiger Koltze Publisher: Ravensburger Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Ravensburger USA Bidder Up! is subtitled as … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Banned Words

Banned Words Designers: Forrest-Pruzan Creative Publisher: Wonder Forge Players: 4 or more Ages: 12+ Time: 30 minutes   Banned Words is a new party game from Wonder Forge, meant for the American mass market.  In this game, players split up … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Oktoberfest

  Oktoberfest Designer: Joshua Gerald Balvin Players: 3-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 90 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Rio Grande Games Like many of the recent RGG releases, I had not heard much about Oktoberfest until I … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Exoplanets

Exoplanets Designer: Przemyslaw Swierczynski Publisher: Greater than Games Players: 2-4 Age: 13+ Time: 45-60 minutes on box, 90 minutes IRL Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Greater Than Games In Exoplanets, players work to contribute to the development … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Lazer Ryderz

  Lazer Ryders Designer: Nicole Kline, Anthony Amato Publisher: Greater Than Games / Cardboard Fortress Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Greater Than Games Lazer Ryderz feels like the boardgame … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Blinded by Science – GIVEAWAY!

  Blinded by Science Designer: not credited Publisher: Outset Media Players: 2+ Ages: 14+ Time: ~10 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by ThinkGeek Blinded by Science is a new trivia game which is being exclusively distributed by … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Monopoly Gamer

  Monopoly Gamer Designer: not credited on box/rules Publisher: Hasbro Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Hasbro Well, Monopoly is one of those games that probably everyone who is reading this … Continue reading

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Mini Rails Mini Review – First Impressions

Mini Rails  Designer Mark Gerrits Artist Steve Tse Publisher Moaideas Game Design Players 3-5 Time 40 minutes Mini Rails is the latest game from designer Mark Gerrits who also did SteamRollers. Moaideas Game Design is the publisher. Mini Rails is … Continue reading

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