Category Archives: First Impressions

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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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Twelve Heroes

  Twelve Heroes Designer: Takashi Sakaue and Masato Uesugi Publisher: Catch Up Games Players: 2 Ages: 12+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with preview copy provided by Catch Up Games Twelve Heroes is another Japanese game being brought to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Santa’s Workshop

Santa’s Workshop Designer: Keith Ferguson Players: 2-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Rio Grande Games Given that the holiday is nearly upon us now, it seemed like a good time to play … Continue reading

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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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