Category Archives: Reviews

Dale Yu: Review of Miyabi

Miyabi Designer: Michael Kiesling Publisher: HABA Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 40 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by HABA USA In Miyabi, players vie to make the most elegant Japanese garden.  Each player starts with an empty … Continue reading

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2020 American Tabletop Award Winners

Wow, that was quicker than I had thought. I had thought there would be more build up and a bit of drama, but the award winners have already been announced.

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Contact

Contact Designer: Steffen Benndorf Publisher: NSV Players: 2-5 Age: 8+ Time: 20 mins Played with review copy provided by NSV Contact is a game that is not necessarily in my comfort zone.  I’m always skeptical of games with “limited communication” … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Longing (PC Game on Steam)

The Longing Developer: Studio Seufz Publisher: Application Systems Heidelberg Time played: about 11 days in real time (about 32 games in game time). Weblink – https://store.steampowered.com/app/893850/THE_LONGING/ So, I haven’t played many computer games since college (you know, back when I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Stellar

Stellar Designers: Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 2 Age: 8+ Time: ~30 minutes In Stellar, the two players are astronomers who are competing the see the most beautiful display of celestial objects in the night … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Axio Rota

Axio Rota Designer: Renier Knizia Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Players: 1-4 Age: 8+ Time: 15-30 minutes on the box, 10-15 minutes in reality Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Pegasus Spiele The tagline in the rules says this is … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Tournament at Avalon

Tournament at Avalon Designers: Karen Boginski, Jody Boginski-Barbessi, Kenneth C. Shannon, III Publisher: Wizkids Players: 3-6 (though up to 8 when combined with Tournament at Camelot) Ages: 14+         Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 3, with review … Continue reading

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Ultra Deluxe 2D Arcade Mega Fighter (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designers: Ryan Paul & William Madden Artists: Vincent Patrick & Shutterstock  Publisher: WizKids Players: 2 Time: 30 minutes Times Played: 3 I never was very good at 2D fighting games. I was one of those annoying button mashers who just … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Catacombs Cubes

Catacombs Cubes (Catacombes Cubes) Designer: Ken Valles Publisher: Elzra Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 30-60 minutes Played with review copy provided by Elzra Catacombs Cubes is a new game which is set in the universe of Cimathue (from Catacombs).  In … Continue reading

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Silver Coin (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On Review Copy from the Publisher) Silver Coin is the third game in the hit Silver line of fast-playing … Continue reading

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