Category Archives: First Impressions

Dale Yu: First Impressions of Bosk

Bosk Designers: Daryl Andrews and Erica Bouyouris Publisher: Floodgate Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 13+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times Played:  3, with review copy provided by Floodgate Games In Bosk, each player is a species of tree in a national park … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (Deluxe edition boardgame)

Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage Designer: Kevin Wilson Publisher: Wizkids Players: 1-5 Age: 14+ Time: 60-90 minutes per adventure Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Wizkids Over the past few years, the Dungeons and Dragons people have … Continue reading

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Hot Takes: Mark, Ted and John’s Weekend O’Games!

For the last couple of years, I’ve had the privilege of traveling across a couple of states to join game designer Ted Cheatham (City Square Off, Captain Clueless) and John Palaygi in a 4 day gaming weekend. The last two … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Escape from Iron Gate

Escape from Iron Gate Designer: uncredited Publisher: The Escape Game Players: 3-8 Age:  13+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by The Escape Game Weblinks: https://amzn.to/2Y4G15a  Escape from Iron Gate is the new party game from … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Nobjects

Nobjects Designer: Ludovic Gimet Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Players: 3-6 Age: 8+ Time: 15-20 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Pegasus Spiele Nobjects is a small format party game from Pegasus Spiele, released in 2019.  For now, Pegasus … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Kodachi

Kodachi Designer: A.B. West Publisher: Wizkids Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 45 minutes Amazon Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2XXcSxA Kodachi is a new reimplementation of Ninjato, a game which was initially released in 2011.  The game itself appears quite similar though there … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Museum

Museum Designers: Eric Dubus and Olivier Melison Publisher: Holy Grail Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 30-45 mins Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Luma Games (distributor) Amazon Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/2Y1UDHH Luma Games is a new company to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Curios

Curios Designer: (not listed on box nor rules) Publisher: AEG Players: 2-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 15-20 minutes Times played, 3 with preview copy provided by AEG Curios is part of the 2019 Big Game Night project from AEG.  In previous … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Palm Trees

Palm Trees Designer: Andrew J. Smith Publisher: Wizkids Players: 2-6 Ages: 14+ Time: 15 minutes Palm Trees was one of the small box games that I received at Origins 2019.  This year, there have been a number of games in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Ice Team

Ice Team Designers: Bruno Cathala and Matthew Dunstan Publisher: The Flying Games Players: 2 Ages: 8+ Time: 15-20 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by distributor (Blackrock Games) Ice Team was a game that I had honestly never … Continue reading

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