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James Nathan: Volo, Feed the Ducks, and assorted puzzles

Game: Volo Designer: Dieter Stein Publisher: nestorgames Players: 2 Time:  45 Minutes Times played: 2 with a purchased copy Game: Feed the Ducks Designer: Néstor Romeral Andrés Publisher: nestorgames Players: 2-4 Time:  20 Minutes Times played: 5 (with both mine … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Ndengrod/Pentalath, Valion, and Elrostir

Game: Pentalath (Ndengrod) Designer: LUDI Publisher: nestorgames Players: 2 Time:  20 Minutes Times played: 12 (1 time with a copy of Yavalath, 4 times on a purchased copy of Pentalath, and 7 times against the GDL in Dr. Browne’s LUDI … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Yavalath and Manalath

Game: Yavalath Designer: LUDI Publisher: nestorgames Players: 2-3 Time:  10 Minutes Times played: 27 times.  (14 with a friend’s purchased copy, 6 times with my purchased copy, 7 times against the GDL in Dr. Browne’s LUDI Experiment III survey, ex … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Cameron Browne’s “Automatic generation and evaluation of recombination games”

It turns out there is an equation that likely describes games I like: It probably doesn’t, but maybe. If you ask me what types of games I like, I’m fairly at sea as I don’t have the vocabulary for that … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Report for the Gathering of Friends, Day 3

Day 3 started the same way as Day 2 – getting up way too early thanks to being right by the elevators where all the noisy Dance girls are…  Though tired, it’s still no big deal as I’m pretty excited … Continue reading

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Chris’s Trip to the Gathering of Friends: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

This is my second post documenting my trip to the Gathering of Friends.  Today I wanted to highlight two games that have stood out: Ultimate Werewolf Legacy and Rise of Queensdale.  I’ve played an entire chapter of the former (3 … Continue reading

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Chris’s Trip to the Gathering of Friends: Saturday/Sunday

This is my second year at the Gathering of Friends, and I figured I’d do quick reviews of games I played, plus write a bit about the experience.  I’ve played a number of new games over the past couple of … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Hero Realms

Hero Realms is a deckbuilder that follows in the footsteps of the hugely popular Star Realms but is more than just the same game with a different theme. There are very strong similarities, but in Hero Realms players can begin … Continue reading

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Black Sonata

Black Sonata Designer: John Kean Web Published (Side Room Games has announced a future publication) Number of players 1 Time 30 min I haven’t done a print and play game in quite some time. It usually requires a fair amount … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson – Kung-Fu Zoo

Kung-Fu Zoo has players flicking animal-themed dice into an arena to score points and/or eliminate other players by knocking them into a corner pocket. A fast moving game of skill, with a healthy dose of luck, makes for a great … Continue reading

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