Category Archives: First Impressions

Circadians: A First Look at First Light & Chaos Order

We were light years from our home, galaxies away, when we first discovered this ancient celestial body, a planet filled with intriguing, intelligent lifeforms, not too unlike our own. Some built kingdoms below the surface of the green seas, while … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – First Impressions of Tempo

Tempo Designer: Pak Gallego Publisher: GDM Games Players: 2-6 Age: 10+ Time: 5-10 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher at SPIEL 2022

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SPIEL 2022 One Line Reviews Part 2

In years past, we have compiled some quick takes on SPIEL games.  This year, we’ve asked our writers to give a very small summation of their thoughts after playing games.  It takes awhile to write up reviews, and by making … Continue reading

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Mark’s Bundle of 2022 Essen Game Thoughts

Unless otherwise noted, these are FIRST impressions… I only had the opportunity to play most of these games a single time with a physical copy and four of my Opinionated Gamer friends. I’ve left out the older (read: non-2022) games … Continue reading

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First Impression Revive

Designers: Helge Meissner, Eilif Svensson, Anna Wermlund, Kristian Amundsen Ostby Publisher: Aporta Games Players: 1-4 Time: 90-120 min Revive is an interesting strategy game with multiple mechanisms set in a post apocalyptic world. You play different factions of survivors striving … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Critical Foundation: Season 1 (spoiler free)

Critical Foundation: Season 1 Designer: Kristoff Valla and Yohan Lemonnier Publisher: Gigamic Players: 2-5 Age: 14+ Time: 30 min per module Per the publisher: “It’s 2035, and the world has changed little. Huge multinationals have taken over, and nanotechnologies are … Continue reading

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