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Dale Yu: Preview of Four Taiwanese Children’s Games

    Included in my most recent game shipment from Taiwan was a set of four nicely illustrated tins with games for the younger set (3yo or 4yo+).  While this isn’t really my thing any more, I figured that we … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Nemeton

Nemeton Designer: Johann Favazzo Publisher: Blam! Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 75-90 minutes Nemeton is a new game from Blam! – a game company from the Alps (as seen in the snow covered “A” in their company logo).  The company … Continue reading

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Essen Preview: Realm of Sand

Realm of Sand  Publisher: EmperorS4 Designer: Ji Hua Wei Artist: Maisherly Chan Age:10+ No. of Players 1-4 30-60 min   Realm of Sand is a new game from EmperorS4. It features Maisherly’s wonderful fantasy art on the cards. Gameplay involves … Continue reading

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Essen Preview: Walking in Burano

Walking in Burano  Publisher: EmperS4 Designer: Wei-Min Ling Artist: maisherly Chan Age: 10 + No. of Players 1-4 20-40 min   Walking in Burano is the 5th game in EmperorS4’s small box line. It’s a compact little drafting and placement … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Crazy Eggz and Touch Down (Happy Baobab)

Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Crazy Eggz and Touch Down   Crazy Eggz Designer: Roberto Fraga Publisher: Happy Baobab Players: 2-4 Ages: 7+ Time: 15 mins Crazy Eggz is a reprint of a fairly unique game, Eiertanz.  This game comes … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Previews of 2 Kosmos Expansions: Andor: Dark Heroes and Imhotep: A New Dynasty

Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Kosmos Expansions for Andor and Imhotep Legends of Andor – Dark Heroes expansion Designer: Michael Menzel Players – 2 to 6(!) In this newest expansion to the Legends of Andor, Dark Heroes provides the gamer … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of the Apocalypse escape room box (spoiler free)

Apocalypse escape room box (preview) Publisher: Argyx Games Players: 1-5 Times played: 1, with partial preview game, as provided by Argyx Games   I was approached by the guys at Argyx Games to look at their new Escape Room project, … Continue reading

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Omen: A Reign of War

Omen: A Reign of War Designer:  John Clowdus Publisher: Kolossal Games Players: 2 Players Age: 12+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 2, with current new version by Kolossal Games (on pre-production copy) – 15+ with original version from Small Box … Continue reading

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Werewords Deluxe Edition (Kickstarter Preview by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Artwork: Roland MacDonald Players: 2 – 20 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 10 Minutes Times Played: > 20 (On a Preview Copy in Advance of Kickstarter Campaign) Werewords is in my top 20 games … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Kami-Sama

  Kami-Sama Designer:  AJ Lambeth Publisher: Kolossal Games Players: 2-4 Ages: (not listed on my documentation) Time: documentation says 45-60 minutes, real life says 90ish minutes Times played: 4, with prototype preview copy provided by publisher (Note that the above … Continue reading

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