Category Archives: Reviews

Nominated Games for the 2018 Meeples Choice Awards

The Spielfrieks user group has finished their first week of voting for the Meeples Choice Awards.  26 games have received nominations.  During the coming week, the voters will select their favorites from that group and the top three vote getters … Continue reading

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The Crusoe Crew (Baïam)

Designer: ShukyArtist: GorobeiPublisher: Van Ryder Games (Makaka Editions)Players: 4Ages: 7+Playing Time: 45 minutesTimes Played: 4 with purchased copy Baïam first crossed my radar while preparing for a trip to Essen in 2017. I’m a fan of the Makaka graphic novel … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Solenia

Solenia Designer: Sebastien Dujardin Publisher: Pearl Games Players: Age: Time: 60 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Pearl Games/Asmodee NA So, this is one of the final reviews that I will write from Essen 2018 – mostly … Continue reading

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Tiny Towns (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Peter McPherson Artists: Gong Studios, Matt Paquette Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group Players: 1-6 Time: 45-60 minutes Times Played: 6 “Do you think there is going to be a sequel where Cthulhu comes and takes over all these tiny towns … Continue reading

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Meeples Choice Preliminary Round Voting Has Started

So the Spielfrieks user group has started voting for the Meeples Choice Awards, in which we select our three favorite games of the previous calendar year.  Right now, we’re choosing our 25 nominated games.  Next week, we’ll vote to weed … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Neta-Tanka

Neta-Tanka Designer: RV Rigal Publisher: La Boite de Jeu Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by La Boite de Jeu / Blackrock distribution The Neta-Tanka is the leader of the Frostrivers tribe, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Hex Roller

Hex Roller Designer: Rustan Hakansson Publisher: Renegade Game Studios / Frosted Games Players: 1-8 Ages: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Renegade Games Hex Roller is one of the newer entries into the very … Continue reading

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2018 Meeples Choice Award Voting Process Is Beginning

Every year, the Spielfrieks user group conducts our Meeples Choice Awards voting, in which we select our three favorite games from the previous calendar year.  The process is beginning, as we’re deciding on the pool of games to vote on … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of One Key

One Key Designer: L’Atelier Publisher: Libellud Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Asmodee NA I was pretty excited to get a copy of One Key as I liked the idea of … Continue reading

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Review of Inuit: The Snow Folk – by Alan How

Inuit: The Snow Folk 2-4 players 45 minutes Designed by Konnov, Paltsev, Shklyarov, Trehgrannik, Published by  Board & Dice Review copy provided by the publisher Played 5 times Games that are set in a specific culture tend to be careful … Continue reading

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