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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Grimslingers

  Grimslingers Designer: Stephen Gibson Publisher: Greenbrier Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 20-40 minutes Times played: 2 (free for all duel) + 1 co-op, with review copy provided by Greenbrier Games Normally, games that arise on Kickstarter fly under … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Evolution: The Beginning

Evolution: The Beginning Designer: Dominic Crapuchettes Publisher: North Star Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 45 min Times Played: 2, with review copy provided by North Star Games Evolution: The Beginning is the “first step into a vibrant ecosystem of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Aquarium

  Aquarium Designers: Tim De Rycke, Sander Vernyns Publisher: Z-man Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 45 mins Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Z-Man Games In Aquarium, players vie with each other to have the best aquarium … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Kenjin

  Kenjin Designer: Nicolas Sato Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by IELLO Kenjin is a game set in feudal Japan where players take on the role of competing warlords … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Histrio

  Histrio Designers: Bruno Cathala and Christian Martinez Publisher: Bombyx / Asmodee Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: ~40 minutes Times played: 3, with preview copy provided by Asmodee NA Histrio is the new release from Bombyx, one of the French … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Urbis

Urbis Designer: Alexander Rasputin Publisher: GaGa Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-45 minutes Gaga Games was a new exhibitor (at least new to me) at Spiel 2015 in Essen – one of a growing number of game companies coming … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Port of Piraeus

  Port of Piraeus Designer: Andrey Alexandrov Publisher: GaGa Games Players: 3-6 Ages: 12+ Time: 30-60 minutes In the economic game Port of Piraeus, you are one of many prudent and provident merchants who have come to the Port of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Doctor Panic

  Doctor Panic Designer: Roberto Fraga Publisher: REPOS Players: 2-9 Ages: 8+ Time: no more than 12 minutes! Times played: 2, with review copy provided by REPOS (This is kinda of a theme… the second Fraga Doctor game this week! … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Niña & Pinta

  Niña & Pinta Designer: Steve Kendall (with help from Phil Kendall and Gary Dicken) Publisher: Ragnar Brothers Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: ~2 hours Times played: 3 (once with solo game rules) with review copy provided by Ragnar Brothers … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Andromeda

    Andromeda Designer: Jan Zalewski Publisher: Galakta Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 60 minutes Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by Galakta In Andromeda, players represent different races that all converge on an unknown massive spaceship – each … Continue reading

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