Category Archives: Reviews

Chris Wray: Quick Thoughts on 10 Essen Games

We’re a little over two weeks past Spiel ‘17, and I’ve played about 40 new titles.  So has my game group: every year, I invite everybody I regularly game with in Kansas and Missouri to a small get-together (called “Essen … Continue reading

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Tery Noseworthy: Stop Thief! – Game Review

  Designer:  Rob Daviau, Robert Doyle, Justin D. Jacobson Publisher:  Restoration Games (originally Parker Brothers) Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  14 and Up (according to box; website says 8 and up, which is more accurate) Time:  30 – 45 Minutes Times Played: 2 with … Continue reading

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Captive and Knights (James Nathan)

Captive Designer: Manuro Publisher: Makaka Editions / Blue Orange EU Players: 1 Ages: 10+ Times played: 9, purchased from European OLGS Knights (Chevaliers) Designer: Shuky Publisher: Makaka Editions / Blue Orange EU Players: 1 Ages: 6+ Times played: 14, purchased … Continue reading

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Robinson Crusoe

Design by Ignacy Trzewiczek Published by Wydawnictwo Portal 1 – 4 Players, 2 – 3 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser NOTE:  With the impending release of First Martians, which is based heavily on the system pioneered in Robinson Crusoe, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Bagging up after Essen – new bag supplier found – Royal Bag!

OK – just getting back and into the groove after the trip to Europe.  As you might expect, this first week back can be quite hectic.  I didn’t pull into the airport until about 10pm on Sunday night, and this … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: Day 3

We are finally arrived at the Friday. Just after a single day of games we really want to try something good. Mauro di Marco (editor in chief of ILSA Magazine , the best Italian boardgame magazine, and, like me, committee member … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: day 1

Every year is really amazing to be back in Spiele. Entering the main hall me and the kids were stunned by the colors and the sounds. Thousands of games just waiting to be played with a crew of devoted demonstrators … Continue reading

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Essen Day One: What was hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

As with my past coverage, I’ll be posting each night about (1) what’s hot, (2) what I played, and (3) general thoughts on the convention.  I didn’t get the chance to play many games today, but I did get 90+% … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: Day 0

We are here again, a Father in the Messe, with two kids. Every year they grow better and I become older. As usual the trip from Modena is something special: car, plain, train and metro! We start to have problem … Continue reading

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Taverna

TAVERNA Design by Karl Marcelle Published by Geek Attitude Games 2 – 5 Players, 1 ½ hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser I guess fantasy creatures such as dwarves, elves and orcs enjoy a good tavern and party as much … Continue reading

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