Category Archives: First Impressions

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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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Space Gate Odyssey

Space Gate Odyssey Designer: Cedric Lefebvre Publisher: Ludonaute Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played, 2 with review copy provided by publisher Space Gate Odyssey is a game set in the “not-so-distant future” where humans are working to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Embark

Embark Designer: Philip duBarry Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-5 Age: 12+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Tasty Minstrel Games I have always been interested in Philip duBarry’s games – I think that he … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Space Race

Space Race Designers: Jan Soukal, Michal Mikes, Marek Loskot Publisher: Boardcubator Players: 1-5 Ages: 13+ Time: 60-90 minutes Played on preview/prototype copy provided by Boardcubator Space Race is a game where players fight against each other to have the most … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of A Pleasant Journey to Neko

A Pleasant Journey to Neko Designer: Citie Lo Publisher: The Wood Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 90 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by The Wood Games A Pleasant Journey to Neko was a game that I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Call to Adventure

Call to Adventure Designers: Chris O’Neal and Johnny O’Neal Publisher: Brotherwise Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 13+ Time: 30-60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Brotherwise Games I recently received an email from Brotherwise Games asking me if … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Adventure Island

Adventure Island Designers: Michael Palm and Lukas Zach Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 45-90 minutes per session Times played: 4 sessions so far… (with review copy provided by Pegasus) Adventure Island is the new cooperative game from … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Bad Maps

Bad Maps Designer: Tim Armstrong Publisher: Floodgate Games Players: 3-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-40 minutes Played with review copy provided by Floodgate Games Bad Maps is a programming game where players try to get their Minions to find the hidden … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Cosmic Factory

Cosmic Factory Designer: Kane Klenko Publisher: Gigamic Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Gigamic Cosmic Factory is a real time race game where players work to make the best galaxy in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Alone (spoiler free)

Alone Designers: Andrea Crespi, Lorenzo Silva Publisher: Horrible Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: ~2 hrs Played with review copy provided by Horrible Games Alone is a new one vs all game from Horrible Games.  I received a review copy … Continue reading

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