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Dale Yu: Preview of Carnival of Monsters

    Carnival of Monsters Designer: Richard Garfield Publisher: AMIGO Players: 3-5 Ages: ? Time: about 60 mins/game thus far Times played: 4, with early prototype copy provided by publisher In this new prototype game, players act as competing carnival … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life Designer: Christophe Boelinger Publisher: Beton Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 6+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times played: 4, with preview copy provided by Beton Games, A Dog’s Life is a family board game from a designer probably best … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Numeracy Legends and the Zerda Fox

Numeracy Legends and the Zerda Fox Designer: (uncredited) – or at least I can’t find it on the box or rules Publisher: Shepherd Kit Players: 2-4? Ages: box doesn’t say. The publisher has since told me 5+ Time: ~30 minutes … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Throne of the World

  Throne of the World Designer: Zong-Ger Publisher: Good Game Studio Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 12+ Time: 15-20 minutes per game Times played: 2 (both 2p), with review copy provided by GGStudio / Taiwan Boardgame Design Throne of the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Taiwan Monsters Brawl

  Taiwan Monsters Brawl Designer: Hung-Che Lin Publisher: Chiaos Creative Players: 2-4 Ages: 15+ Time: 30-60 minutes As I’ve been preaching about for the past two years or so, I feel like the new hotbed of undiscovered games might be … Continue reading

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Gathering Memories: New Games

Well, another Gathering of Friends has come and gone and, as usual, I had an amazing time. Thanks so much to Alan Moon and all the other folks who do such a terrific job of providing good gaming and good … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Aeon’s End – War Eternal

Aeon’s End: War Eternal Designer: Kevin Riley Publisher: Indie Board&Cards/Action Phase Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 12+ Time: ~60 minutes/game Times played: 4 so far with advance copy provided by Indie Board&Cards/Action Phase Games So, if you’re a regular reader of … Continue reading

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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:…/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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