Category Archives: First Impressions

Dale Yu: Review of 13 Clues

13 Clues Designer: Andres J. Voicu Publisher: dv giochi Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by dv giochi 13 Clues is set in Victorian London, and each player is an investigator for … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of SOL

  SOL Designer: Pierre Buty Publisher: Catch Up Games Players: 2-8 Ages: 10+ Time: ~45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Catch Up Games In SOL, players split up into 2 teams, the Adventurers and the Conquistadors, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Room 25 Ultimate

  Room 25 Ultimate Designer: Francois Rouze Publisher: Matagot Players: 1-8 Ages: 10+ Time: about 30 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Matagot Room 25 Ultimate is a reboot of a game which kind of flew under … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Snowblind: Race for the Pole

  Snowblind: Race for the Pole Designer: Robert van Zyl Publisher: Pleasant Company Players: 1-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Pleasant Company In Snowblind, players lead an expedition to try to reach … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Freak Shop

  Freak Shop Designer: Henri Kermarrec Publisher: Catch Up Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Catch Up In Freak Shop, players each are trying to build up their mansion (card … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Jorvik

  Jorvik Designer: Stefan Feld Publisher: eggertspiele, distributed by Stronghold Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 45-90 mins Times Played: 2, with review copy provided by eggertspiele Jorvik is a re-boot of a old game which I used to love, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Ulm

  Ulm Designer: Günter Burkhardt Publisher: Huch! & Friends/ R&R Games Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by R&R Games Ulm was high on my list of games to try at Essen … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Hop!

  Hop! Designer: Ludovic Maublanc Publisher: FunForge Players: 3-6 Ages: 6+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 2, with preview copy provided by FunForge Hop! is the new game from FunForge, with delightful painted minis and a 3-D board which easily … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of North American Railways

  North American Railways Designer: Peer Sylvester Publisher: Spielworxx Players: 3-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Funagain.com In North American Railways, there are five different railway companies, each with 5 shares.  To … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Oceanos

  Oceanos Designer: Antoine Bauza Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by IELLO Oceanos has been high on my anticipated list for about a year now! I first heard about … Continue reading

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