Category Archives: Preview

Dale Yu: Preview of Trekking the World

Trekking the World Designer: Charlie Bink Publisher: Underdog Games Players: 2-5 Age: 10+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Underdog Games Disclaimer – while I received a free prototype copy of the game to play … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Square Meal

Square Meal Designer: Philip duBarry Publisher: Phantasio Games Players: 1-8 Time: 15 minutes Age: 8+ Site: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phantasio/square-meal-a-fast-and-flavorful-card-game So, as most of you know, I generally don’t do Kickstarter previews.  Certainly, I don’t do paid previews.  But, from time to time, … Continue reading

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Cine Write and Trade (Preview)

Designer: Nomas Kurnia, Arif PrimaArtist: Nomas KurniaPublisher: Tematis Co.Players: 2-4Ages: 13+Times Played: 2 on my demo copy This will be a different sort of post, as this game isn’t available…yet.  Along with two other games I’ll tell you about once … Continue reading

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

Autumn Tokyo Game Market, which I may occasionally slip up and refer to as “Fall”, is happening next weekend, while I’ll be at BGG.CON. Thankfully, that means I’ll miss the last few days of announcements and updates, lest I find … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Shadow Rivals

Shadow Rivals Designer: Halifa Publisher: Moaideas Game Design Players: 2-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 30 minutes Times played, 2 with review copy provided by Moaideas Game Design In Shadow Rivals, you will be leading a team of 8 skillful bandits each with … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Clip Cut Parks

Clip Cut Parks Designers: Shaun Graham and Scott Huntington Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Review copy provided by Renegade Game Studios As many of you likely know (if you read this blog regularly), I … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Three Games Essen 2019

I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading

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If It’s October In Salem, It Means Tourists & New Games!! (Crystal Palace, The Quest for El Dorado-The Golden Temples, & Promenade) – A Lobster Trap Preview

If you haven’t had the chance to do autumn in New England, you are missing out. It is the area’s best season with fall color bringing visitors from all over the country. In Salem, fall means getting ready for Halloween. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Essen Preview of Kung Fu

Kung Fu Designer: Zong-Hua Yang (Bob) Publisher: Good Game Studio Players: 2-5 Age: 8+ Time: 15-20 minutes Review copy provided by Good Game / Taiwan Boardgame Design Kung Fu is a super colorful game which arises out of a mostly … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Essen Preview of Carnival of Monsters

Carnival of Monsters Designer: Richard Garfield Publisher: AMIGO Players: 3-5 Ages: 12+ Time: about 60 mins/game thus far Times played: 4, with early prototype copy (2017) provided by publisher; 1 with new edition provided by Amigo (2019) In this newly … Continue reading

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