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Dale Yu: Review of Mafiozoo

  Mafiozoo Designer: Rudiger Dorn Publisher: Super Meeple / Surfin’ Meeple Players: 2-4 Age: 12+ Time: 60-75 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Surfin’ Meeple   In Mafiozoo, players are vying to be the next member of … Continue reading

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UK Games Expo report – Alan How

UKGE Highlights – by Alan How This was my third visit to UK games Expo in the last three years and I have seen the conference progressively grow as the exhibition uses more of the NEC halls. In now resembles … Continue reading

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Nominated Games for the 2017 Meeples Choice Awards

The Spielfrieks user group has finished their first week of voting for the Meeples Choice Awards.  27 games have received nominations.  During the coming week, the voters will select their favorites from that group and the top three vote getters … Continue reading

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Dan Blum: Review of Stumblewood

Stumblewood Designers: Charles Bossart and Sébastien Darras Publisher: Gigamic Players: 2-6 Age: 10+ Time: 20 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Gigamic   We can roughly divide games into “decision-making games” and “skill games,” with the latter … Continue reading

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2017 Meeples Choice Award Voting Has Begun!

Just wanted to spread the word that the Spielfrieks user group has started the two-week process of conducting the Meeples Choice Awards, in which we select our three favorite games of the previous calendar year.  Right now, we’re choosing our … Continue reading

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Review of Q.E.

Designed by Gavin Birnbaum and published by Cubiko Games One of the central aspects of auction games is the limits on capital.  Which has many advantages, in terms of game play – but this also introduces a artificial limitation into … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Huns

  Huns Designer: Fneup Publisher: La Boite de Jeu Players: Ages: Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by publisher In Huns, players each control a tribe of huns, looking to be the one who can take … Continue reading

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Empires of the Void II Review by Jeff L.

Review of Empires of the Void II Designer: Ryan Laukat Publisher: Red Raven Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 13+ Time: 90-180 minutes Times Played: 2 I’ve always been a big fan of the space opera genre—often sprawling 4x-style games … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Strasbourg

Strasbourg Designer: Stefan Feld Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Players: 3-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 60 minutes Times Played: 9 times with purchased copies In college, I had a math professor who liked to visit the college’s rare book room once a semester … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Iquazu

  Iquazu Designer: Michael Feldkoetter Publisher: HABA Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by HABA USA Link: http://www.habausa.com/iquazu/ Iquazu (or “the Avatar Waterfall game” as it’s called around here), is the newest … Continue reading

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