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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – 2022 Edition

For the past few years, our group of gamers has taken their best guess at trying to read the minds of the Spiel des Jahres jury members.  The nominations for the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres will be … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Stichtag

Stichtag Designers: Emely, Inka & Markus Brand Publisher: Ravensburger Players: 3-5 Age: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played, at least a dozen different “days” on copy purchased by self Stichtag was one of the games I was most looking forward … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of the Guild of Merchant Explorers

The Guild of Merchant Explorers Designers: Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert Publisher: AEG Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 45 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher The backstory: “The Queen has sent out a call to the Guild … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Cartaventura Vinland

Cartaventura: Vinland   Designers: Thomas Dupont, Arnaud Ladagnous Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1-6 Age: 12+ Time: ~60 minutes Played with review copy provided by Thames&Kosmos Cartaventura: Vinland is a narrative card game in which players build an adventure using cards which offer … Continue reading

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Key To The Kingdom: A “I Never Played The Beloved Original and That’s Not A Problem” Review

By the time the original Key to the Kingdom came out in 1990, I had already spent 3 years as a DM (that’s Dungeon Master for those who’ve never played and/or watched Stranger Things), played pretty every stand-alone board game … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Downtown Farmers Market

Downtown Farmers Market Designers: Johan Benvenuto and Alexandre Droit Publisher: Blue Orange Players: 2-4 Age: 7+ Time: 20 minutes Played with review copy provided by Blue Orange So… it’s not often that I get a published game which is not … Continue reading

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