Category Archives: Reviews

Dale Yu: Review of Papayoo

  Papayoo Designer: uncredited in rules Publisher: Gigamic Players: 3-8 Ages: 7+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Gigamic Papayoo was a pleasant surprise when it arrived from Gigamic.  You’ve probably heard of Gigamic – … Continue reading

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Tides of Madness (Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Kristian Čurla Publisher:  Portal Games Players:  2 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  20 Minutes Times Played:   > 10 (On Review Copy) Tides of Madness is the sequel to Tides of Time, a game I reviewed last year and put … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Networks

  The Networks Designer: Gil Hova Publisher: Formal Ferret Games Players: 1-5 Ages: 13+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Formal Ferret Games Website: networksgame.tv In The Networks, players each control a small television network … Continue reading

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Elfenroads (Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Alan R. Moon Publisher:  Rio Grande Games; AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH; Others Players:  2 – 6 Ages:  13 and Up Time:  45 – 90 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 Note: We’re focusing on reprints, re-themes, re-releases, etc. this … Continue reading

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TANKS – The WWII Tanks Skirmish Game (Review by Matt Carlson)

TANKS: Panther vs Sherman Starter Box Designers: Andrew Haught, Chris Townley, Phil Yates Publisher: Gale Force Nine, LLC Players: 2 Ages: 8ish Time: 30 minutes (review copy provided by publisher) TANKS is a new, lightweight system of miniatures from Gale … Continue reading

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YINSH (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kris Burm Publisher:  Huch! & Friends; Don & Co.; Rio Grande Players:  2 Ages:  9 and Up Time:  30-60 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 Note: We’re focusing on reprints, re-themes, re-releases, etc. this month.  Since YINSH was recently reprinted, … Continue reading

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GIPF (Game History and Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kris Burm Publisher:  Huch! & Friends; Don & Co.; Schmidt Spiele; Rio Grande Players:  2 Ages:  9 and Up Time:  30-60 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 Note: We’re focusing on reprints, re-themes, re-releases, etc. this month.  Since GIPF was … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Sea of Clouds

  Sea of Clouds Designer: Theo Riviere Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~45 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by IELLO Players in Sea of Clouds vie to be the best “air pirate” around.  What exactly … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of The Game of 49

  The Game of 49 Designer: Mark Corsey Publisher: Breaking Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Breaking Games This week appears to be the week for calendar coincidence and game … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Agricola (revised Edition, 2016)

Agricola (revised Edition, 2016) Publisher: Lookout/Mayfair Players: 1-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 30-150 minutes Times played: 3 with new version, conservatively 300+ in all forms Agricola is one of my favorite games – and as I mentioned yesterday, it’s the game … Continue reading

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