Category Archives: Reviews

Dale Yu: Review of Escape the Room – The Cursed Dollhouse (SPOILER FREE)

    Escape the Room – The Cursed Dollhouse Designer: Nicholas Cravotta and Rebecca Bleau Publisher: ThinkFun Players: 1-4 Ages: 13+ Time: about 90 minutes Times played: 1, with review copy provided by ThinkFun Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/3fRoOoK   The “Escape … Continue reading

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OPINIONATED DRINKERS, PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING EDITION

If you had asked me in March if I thought we’d still be in the midst of a pandemic in August, I would have said no. I don’t think my brain could comprehend that 5 months later I’d still be … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Break In: Alcatraz (Spoiler Free)

Designers: David Yahos, Nicholas Cravotta, Rebecca Bleau Publisher: Play Monster Ages: 10+ Time: 2hrs on box, 64 minutes in reality for our group Players: 1-6 Times played: 1, with review copy provided by Play Monster Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3i4f9gj To be … Continue reading

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Designer Diary: First Monday in October

I always swore that I’d never design a board game.  Whenever I told people about my strategy board gaming hobby, I would almost inevitably get a question about when I would make my own game.  It’s not that simple of … Continue reading

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Stick ‘Em (2020 Capstone Version of Sticheln) (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Klaus Palesch Publisher: Capstone Games Players: 3 – 6 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: > 20 It took nearly three decades, but Sticheln — one of my favorite card games — has finally received an … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson – A Trio of Cat Boardgames

In the past few decades we’ve seen the power of cats. Take a popular item and stick a cat on it, and its popularity grows. Examples include Garfield (whose creator took a look and decided a cat-comic would sell well) … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Three Games of July

I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Escape Room in a Box: The Walking Dead (spoiler free)

Escape Room in a Box: The Walking Dead Designers: Brian Yu, Mary Sadowsky, Nick Hayes Publisher: Mattel Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 90 minutes Times played: 1, with review copy provided by Mattel Amazon Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/30Zc4XK Escape Room in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Trekking the National Parks (2nd ed)

Trekking the National Parks Designer: Charlie Bink Publisher: Underdog Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy sent by publisher Trekking the National Parks was a successful game first released in 2014.  I actually … Continue reading

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Larry Levy: First Impressions of Pan Am

Pan Am Designer: Prospero Hall (Lead Designer – Peter Lee) Publisher: Funko Games Players: 2-4 Age: 12+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times Played: 1 I recently got to play my first face-to-face game in 5 months.  If you had asked me … Continue reading

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