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Raven (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Bob Kamp Publisher: Drive Thru Cards Players: 2 – 6 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30+ Minutes Times Played: > 5 (on Review Copy Provided by the Designer) Raven, a trick taking card designed by Bob Kamp and available … Continue reading

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Counter magazine #75 (Feb. 2017) now available

Issue #75 (February 2017) is now available for download from the BoardGameGeek store: http://boardgamegeekstore.com/…/counter-magazine-issue-75-j… Issue #75 is our LARGEST issue ever, with over 130 pages of reviews, articles, commentary, discussion and more…all in full color! You don’t want to miss … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Brewin’ USA

  Brewin USA Designer: Adam Rehberg Publisher: Adam’s Apple Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 21+ Time: ~1 hour Brewin’ USA is the first game that I’ve played from the Tabletop Deathmatch competition – an independent game design contest sponsored by Cards … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Essen Most Anticipated List

I arrived in Essen today, and I’ve already done a walkthrough of the Messe.  The halls are still mostly empty, but a few exhibitors have started setting up, and there are already numerous palettes of games.  This will be my … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Sweet Nose

  Sweet Nose Designer: Jason Lin and Frank Liu Publisher: MO ZI Game Players: 3-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 2, with preview copy provided by MO ZI   OK, so if you’re a regular to this blog, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of ABACUS games at SPIEL 2016

    Tichu Booster – This a is an “expansion” for the 25th anniversary of this great partnership card game.  The game consists of 60 cards, 3 of which are devoted to rules.  The remaining 57 cards are shuffled up … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Ocracoke

  Ocracoke Designer: Frank Liu Publisher: MO ZI Game Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minute Times played: 2, with preview copy provided by MO ZI Ocracoke is a MO ZI game that doesn’t come with a convoluted backstory.  This … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of KO Heroes

KO Heroes Designer: Frank Liu Publisher: MO ZI Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 15-20 minutes Times played: 2, with preview copy provided by MO ZI KO Heroes is a small pattern recognition game that MO ZI, a company which … Continue reading

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Planet Defenders – Essen Preview

Planet Defenders – Essen Preview  Designed By Wei-Min Ling Artist Maisherly Publisher EmperorS4 Games 2-4 Players 30-60 min In Planet Defenders players are trying to capture wayward robots using the 3 super planet defenders robots. To do this players use … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen 2016 Preview of Capital Lux

  Capital Lux Designers: Eilif Svensson and Kristian Amundsen Ostby Publisher: Aporta Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~30 minutes Capital Lux is an interesting card game set in some sort of futuristic setting – though there really isn’t much … Continue reading

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