Category Archives: First Impressions

Dale Yu: First Impressions of M/S Batory

  M/S Batory Designer: Filip Milunski Publisher: Granna Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Granna The M/S Batory was an actual seagoing vessel – construction started in 1934 and was launched … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of When I Dream

  When I Dream Designer: Chris Darsaklis Publisher: REPOS Players: 4-10 Ages: 8+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by REPOS When I Dream is a game where players rotate through roles of being the Dreamer, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Twelve Heroes

  Twelve Heroes Designer: Takashi Sakaue and Masato Uesugi Publisher: Catch Up Games Players: 2 Ages: 12+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with preview copy provided by Catch Up Games Twelve Heroes is another Japanese game being brought to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Santa’s Workshop

Santa’s Workshop Designer: Keith Ferguson Players: 2-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Rio Grande Games Given that the holiday is nearly upon us now, it seemed like a good time to play … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: Day 3

We are finally arrived at the Friday. Just after a single day of games we really want to try something good. Mauro di Marco (editor in chief of ILSA Magazine , the best Italian boardgame magazine, and, like me, committee member … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: Day 0

We are here again, a Father in the Messe, with two kids. Every year they grow better and I become older. As usual the trip from Modena is something special: car, plain, train and metro! We start to have problem … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Medical Frontier

  Medical Frontier Designer: Chu-Lan Kao Publisher: BigFun Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 45-60 minutes I have always been interested in games with a medical theme (because who doesn’t love to mix their profession with their hobby…), and when I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Outpost: Siberia

  Outpost: Siberia Designers: Daryl Andrews and Jon Gilmour Publisher: IDW Games Players: 2-6 Time: 30 minutes Ages: 12+ In Outpost: Siberia, players work together to try to survive a long winter in Siberia.  They are all workers in a … Continue reading

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James Nathan: 1920 Wall Street and Password Express

First Impressions: Looping Games’ 1920 Wall Street and Password Express (James Nathan) I’ve played these once each (with purchased copies), so here are some preliminary thoughts.  Due to, things, I’m posting posts backwards, and these will be on an  Essen … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of The Wizard Always Wins

  The Wizard Always Wins Designer: Prospero Hall Publisher: Big G Creative Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-40 minutes In The Wizard Always Wins, players will choose a new role for themselves each round.  There are many possible actions to … Continue reading

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