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Spring Game Market Anticipation Post (ゲームマーケット2019春プレビュー)

I’m not attending Tokyo Game Market and never have, but wanted to highlight some titles that are being released and other things about the convention. Some of these will be ones I have my eye on acquiring, and others will … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Space Race

Space Race Designers: Jan Soukal, Michal Mikes, Marek Loskot Publisher: Boardcubator Players: 1-5 Ages: 13+ Time: 60-90 minutes Played on preview/prototype copy provided by Boardcubator Space Race is a game where players fight against each other to have the most … Continue reading

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Preview of “Mystery” from Season 2 of Van Ryder Games’ Graphic Novel Adventures

MysteryDesigner: CedArtist: StivoPublisher: Makaka Editions/Van Ryder GamesPlayers: 1Ages: 10+Times Played: 3 with preview copy I’ve previously discussed Makaka Editions’ graphic novel games when they became available in English from Blue Orange in Europe (Captive and Knights) and again when Van … Continue reading

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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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