Category Archives: Preview

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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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, adogslife.eu 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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