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Camp Capstone (Online Convention Thoughts by Brandon Kempf)

On August 15th and 16th of 2020, the year of the pandemic, I had the pleasure of attending Camp Capstone, an online convention hosted by Capstone Games. I had attempted to take some time and attend GenCon Online, but there … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs Designer: Kelly North Adams Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 30-45 minutes When I first heard about this game, I had high expectations for it… Before I get into the rest of the preview, I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Santa Monica

    Santa Monica Designer: Josh Wood Publisher: AEG Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: ~45 minutes I have visited the Santa Monica pier on a few occasions; from what I remember, there is a ferris wheel, an arcade, a super … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Traintopia

Traintopia Designer: Przemek Wojtkowiak Publisher: Board & Dice Players: 2-4 Time: 30 mins Age: 12+ Times played: two mock games (can’t get a group together due to Coronavirus restrictions!) Traintopia was an upcoming summer release that I was looking forward … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Trekking the World

Trekking the World Designer: Charlie Bink Publisher: Underdog Games Players: 2-5 Age: 10+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Underdog Games Disclaimer – while I received a free prototype copy of the game to play … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Square Meal

Square Meal Designer: Philip duBarry Publisher: Phantasio Games Players: 1-8 Time: 15 minutes Age: 8+ Site: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phantasio/square-meal-a-fast-and-flavorful-card-game So, as most of you know, I generally don’t do Kickstarter previews.  Certainly, I don’t do paid previews.  But, from time to time, … Continue reading

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Cine Write and Trade (Preview)

Designer: Nomas Kurnia, Arif PrimaArtist: Nomas KurniaPublisher: Tematis Co.Players: 2-4Ages: 13+Times Played: 2 on my demo copy This will be a different sort of post, as this game isn’t available…yet.  Along with two other games I’ll tell you about once … Continue reading

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Autumn Game Market Anticipation Post (ゲームマーケット2019秋プレビュー)

Autumn Tokyo Game Market, which I may occasionally slip up and refer to as “Fall”, is happening next weekend, while I’ll be at BGG.CON. Thankfully, that means I’ll miss the last few days of announcements and updates, lest I find … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Shadow Rivals

Shadow Rivals Designer: Halifa Publisher: Moaideas Game Design Players: 2-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 30 minutes Times played, 2 with review copy provided by Moaideas Game Design In Shadow Rivals, you will be leading a team of 8 skillful bandits each with … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Clip Cut Parks

Clip Cut Parks Designers: Shaun Graham and Scott Huntington Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Review copy provided by Renegade Game Studios As many of you likely know (if you read this blog regularly), I … Continue reading

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