Category Archives: Reviews

Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of My Village

A review of the board game My Village by Stronghold and Eggertspiele including a short comparison to Village. Continue reading

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Terraforming Mars (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Jacob Fryxelius Publisher:  Stronghold Games Artists:  Daniel Fryxelius, Isaac Fryxelius Players:  1 – 5 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  90 – 120 Minutes Times Played: 4 Terraforming Mars is one of the hottest games of 2016.  The game sold … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of The Game Room Part 2: Mr Boddy (spoiler free)

The Game Room Part 2: Mr Boddy Designer: Holly Richard Players: 1-16 Ages: 12+ Time: 1-2 hours Times played: 1, with review copy provided by Black Toad Games The Game Room Part 2: Mr Boddy is one of the many … Continue reading

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Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Chuck D. Yager, Based on Pandemic by Matt Leacock Publisher:  Z-Man Games Artists:  Chris Quilliams, Atha Kanaani, Philippe Guérin Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  About 40 Minutes Times Played: 4 I first played Pandemic: Reign … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Avenue

Avenue Designers: Eilif Svensson, Kristian Amundsen Østby Publisher: Aporta Games Players: 1-10 Ages: 8+ Time: ~10-15 minutes Times played: 4, with preview copy provided by Aporta Games One of my sleeper hits from last year’s SPIEL fair was Doodle City, a … Continue reading

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Life, Liberty & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (Game Review)

  Designers: Adrian Abela & David Chircop Publishers: Artipia Games & Stronghold Games Players: 1-4 Time: 60-90 minutes Ages: 12+ Times Played: 7 (with review copy provided by Stronghold Games)   I’m not sure what fascinates us about “life-building” games. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Mystic Vale

  Mystic Vale Designer: John D Clair Publisher: AEG Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 7, with review copy provided by AEG Mystic Vale was a highly anticipated game for me since I first heard about it … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Grifters

  Grifters Designers: Jake Tlapek and David Fulton Publisher: Indie Board and Cards Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Indie Grifters is a game set in the Dystopian Universe.  All games … Continue reading

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Dastardly Dirigibles (Game Review)

  Designers: Justin De Witt Publishers: Fireside Games Players: 2-5 Time: 60 minutes Ages: 8+ Times Played: 6 (with review copy provided by Fireside Games)   OK, let’s get this out of the way: the name of this game always … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Really Bad Art

  Really Bad Art Designer: Forrest-Pruzan Creative Publisher: Wonder Forge Players: 3-6 Ages: 12+ Time: ~15 minutes When I was in GenCon this August, I got my first look at the set of Wonder Forge games set to be distributed at … Continue reading

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