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Dale Yu: The Great City of Rome

The Great City of Rome Designers: Matthew Dunstan and Brett J Gilbert Publisher: Abacus/Z-Man Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: about an hour Times played: 4, with review copy of The Great City of Rome provided by Abacus In the Great … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Valparaiso

Valparaiso Designer:  Stefan Malz, Louis Malz Publisher: dlp games Players: 2-5 Time: 45-90 min Ages: 12+ Times played: 2, with review copy provided by dlp games I started reading about the Essen 2018 games back in August, and Valparaiso was … Continue reading

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Alan How: First thoughts on Trade on the Tigris

Trade on the Tigris Designer: Geoff Engelstein & Ryan Sturm Publisher: TMG Players: 3-6 Ages:10+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played:once with a purchased copy €50 Many years ago the original Civilisation game was created by Francis Tresham and several clever … Continue reading

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Nathan Beeler: Review of Just One

Just One   Designers: Ludovic Roudy & Bruno Sautter Publisher: Repos Productions Players: 3-7 Age: 8+ Time: 20 minutes   There’s a scene in the movie Blow-Up that I often think of when I play party GAMES. It takes place … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Ton Ton

Ton Ton Designer: Tori Hasegawa Publisher: Happy Baobab Players: 3-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 20 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Happy Baobab Ton Ton is an interesting trick taking game from the Korean company Happy Baobab that … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Futuropia

·    Designer:  Friedemann Friese ·    Publisher:  2F-Spiele (Stronghold Games will release an English version in January) ·    Players:  1-4 ·    Ages:  12+ ·    Time:  90 minutes Friedemann Friese possesses one of the most imaginative and … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Planet

Planet Designer: Urtis Sulinskas Publisher: Blue Orange (EU) Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Blue Orange (EU) Planet is one of those games that is so eye-catching that it forced me … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings Designer: Olivier Mahy Publisher: Ravensburger Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Times: 30 mins Times played, 4 with review copy provided by Ravensburger DE Cool Runnings was one of my more anticipated games from SPIEL 2018.  I was honestly not … Continue reading

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Report from the Field – Lobster Trap XXI

Every November I am lucky enough to attend Lobster Trap, an annual invite-only board game convention held just north of Boston. The con started in a friend’s art studio that was right on the ocean, so thus the name Lobster … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Coimbra

   Designers:  Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli    Publisher:  eggertspiele    Players:  2-4    Ages:  14+    Time:  60-120 minutes Here at the good old OG, we’ve been reviewing and previewing lots of different kinds of games recently.  Some of our … Continue reading

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