Category Archives: Preview

Preview of Ubongo! Fun-Size Edition

Ubongo! Fun-Size Edition Designer: Gregorz Rejchtman Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1-4 Ages: 7+ Time: 15 minutes Co-authored by W. Eric Martin and Dale Yu Thames & Kosmos, the North American branch of KOSMOS, debuted Grzegorz Rejchtman‘s Ubongo! Fun-Size Edition, which is … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Scientia

Scientia Designer: Evan Song Publisher: BoardM Players: 2-4 Ages: 13+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 2 with review copy provided by BoardM Scientia was one of the games that we got a short teaser from W. Eric Martin on BGG, … Continue reading

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PREVIEW: Codex Enigmatum

PREVIEW: Codex Enigmatum Designer: Rami Hansenne Availability: Upcoming Kickstarter We don’t do “previews” for many unreleased titles here at the OG, but a few of us are suckers for puzzles, and so some folks have found our soft underbelly. Rami … Continue reading

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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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