Category Archives: First Impressions

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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Dale Yu: First Impression of Kings’ Struggle

Kings’ Struggle Designer: Robert Burke Publisher: WizKids Players: 3-6 Ages: 14+ Time: 30-40 mins Times played: 2, with review copy provided by WizKids Kings’ Struggle has an interesting premise – a card game which combines the mechanisms of negotiation, trick … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Time Vault Soccer

Time Vault Soccer Designer: Scott SheaPublisher: Sneaky Prawn GamesPlayers: 2Ages: 8+Time: 30-45 minutesTimes played: 3, with review copy provided by Sneaky Prawn Games Time Vault Soccer was offered to me over email – as I have stated in the past … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Tag City

Tag City Designer: Robin David Publisher: RUNES Editions Players: 2-4 Ages: 8 and up Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by publisher at SPIEL 2018 One of the big themes of SPIEL 2018 was the use … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Scientia

Scientia Designer: Evan Song Publisher: BoardM Players: 2-4 Ages: 13+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 2 with review copy provided by BoardM Scientia was one of the games that we got a short teaser from W. Eric Martin on BGG, … Continue reading

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Simon W’s 2nd set of Essen First Takes

Blackout: Hong Kong Rating: I love it!There was massive demand to play this gem – high expectations for the next Alexander Pfister – Eggert game following Great Western Trail which remains a personal favourite for me.Blackout Hong Kong is quite … Continue reading

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