Category Archives: First Impressions

First Impressions: Cat Rescue

Cat Rescue Designer: Ta-Te Wu Artist: Kaiami Publisher: Sunrise Tornado Game Studio Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 15-30 minutes Times Played: 6 times with review copy I must admit, when small box cat themed games started to appear a few … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Mini WWII

Mini WWII Designer: Wei-Cheng Cheng Publisher: Formosa Force Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 60-120 minutes Times Played: 1 time with review copy One of my favorite things about going to a large university was the breadth of things I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of The Forgotten City

The Forgotten City Designer: Anton Liu Publisher: TWO PLUS Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 60-75 min Times played: 1, with review copy provided by TWO PLUS/TBD   In the Forgotten City, player work to recover lost memories from the past … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Symphony No. 9

  Symphony No. 9 Designers: Frank Liu, Hung-Yang Shen Publisher: Moaideas Game Design Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60 minutes Symphony No. 9 places you back in the world of classical music when it was not classical but rather the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Mystical Seeds

  Mystical Seeds Designers: Chang Yu-Di, Gu Chun-Wei, Wang Liang Publisher: TWO PLUS Players:2-4 Time: 30-45 mins Times played: 2, with review copy provided by TWO PLUS/TBD Mystical Seeds is a new resource management game coming out at SPIEL 2018. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Papering Duel

  Papering Duel Designer: Martin Nedergaard Andersen Publisher: Mandoo Players: 2 Age: 8+ Time: 20 minutes Papering Duel is a new 2-player game where you and your roommate (opponent in the game) are fighting over the wallpaper pattern in your … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Pioneer Days

Pioneer Days Designers: Matthew Dunstan and Chris Marling Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60-75 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by TMG Pioneer Days is a new release from Tasty Minstrel Games.  In this … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Catan Universe

Catan Universe Publisher:  United Soft Media Players: 1+ Times played: off and on for 2 weeks with promo code provided by United Soft Media Catan Universe is the digital, multi-platform version of the beloved classic Settlers of Catan.  In this version, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of M/S Batory

  M/S Batory Designer: Filip Milunski Publisher: Granna Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Granna The M/S Batory was an actual seagoing vessel – construction started in 1934 and was launched … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of When I Dream

  When I Dream Designer: Chris Darsaklis Publisher: REPOS Players: 4-10 Ages: 8+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by REPOS When I Dream is a game where players rotate through roles of being the Dreamer, … Continue reading

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