Category Archives: Reviews

Dale Yu – Review of EXIT: Theft on the Mississippi

The EXIT series was one of the original puzzle-game franchises to hit the market when the escape room game craze took off a few years ago. To date, my family and I have been able to play all of the … Continue reading

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Cartographers (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Jordy Adan Artists: Luis Francisco & Lucas Ribeiro Publisher: Thunderworks Games Players: 1-100 Time: 30-45 Minutes Times Played: 8 (1 solo) “I want those mountains closer to the forests! And a river running through it”  -The Queen Anyone who … Continue reading

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マストフォローソリティア (Follow-the-Suit Solitaire)

Designer: rikkati (りかち)Players: 1Times Played: 14EN Rules: Google Drive PDF In January 2019, my friend kumagoro held an exhibition titled これはトリテなのか (Is this a trick-taking game?).  Designers submitted games that pushed the boundary of what could be considered both a … Continue reading

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悪霊退治 (Demon Extermination)

Designer: るりるり (ruri ruri)Artist: るりるり (ruri ruri)Publisher: るりるりゲームズ (ruri ruri games)Players: 1Times Played: 7 on a purchased copy As I explore my unplayed るりるりゲームズ (ruri ruri games) titles, working on translations and adding games to the boardgamegeek database, I remembered … Continue reading

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OPINIONATED DRINKERS, BLURSDAY EDITION

Well, here we are, well into the second month of quarantine. When this first started, it was very hard to imagine that we would still be here, two months later, with no real end in site. I am definitely an … Continue reading

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Spicy (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Győri Zoltán Gábor Publisher: HeidelBÄR Games Players: 2 – 6 Ages: 10 and up Time: 15-20 Minutes Times Played: > 10 Spicy is a bluffing card game for 2-6 players that feels a little bit like Liar’s Dice with … Continue reading

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My City (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Kosmos Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 10 and up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: 28 (Full 24 Game Campaign, 4 “Eternal” Games) My City is a legacy game designed by Reiner Knizia.  Released this spring, the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Look at The Liberation of Rietburg (A Game in the World of Andor)

    The Liberation of Rietburg Designer: Gerhard Hecht Publisher: KOSMOS Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 30-40 minute Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Thames&Kosmos My online group just finished hacking and judiciously slashing our way through The … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Dominion Menagerie

  Dominion Menagerie Designer: Donald X. Vaccarino Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: ~10 games with cards from the new set, with review copy provided by RGG Dominion is one of my all … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in April 2020

This is the April entry for my long-lost series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in the past month for which I didn’t have time to do full reviews.  As always, I limit it to five titles, of which there’s … Continue reading

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