Category Archives: Reviews

Dale Yu: Review of The Legend of the Wendigo

  The Legend of the Wendigo Designer: Christian Lemay Publisher: IELLO / Masked Scorpion Players: 2-6 Ages: 6+ Time: 10-15 minutes Times played: 6, with review copy provided by IELLO The Legend of the Wendigo is a cute all vs … Continue reading

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Century: Spice Road (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi Publisher: Plan B Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30-45 Minutes Times Played: > 14 Century: Spice Road — a game designed by Emerson Matsuuchi and published by Plan B Games — will … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Deckscape: Test Time (Spoiler Free)

  Deckscape: Test Time Designers: Martino Chiacchiera and Silvano Sorrentino Publisher: dv Giochi Players: 1-6 Ages: 12+ Time: ~1 hour Times played: 1, with review copy provided by dv Giochi The puzzle game genre has been rapidly growing over the … Continue reading

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Veggie Garden (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kelly North Adams Publisher: Quick Simple Fun Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: 5 (On Review Copy from the Publisher) Quick Simple Fun Games is a relatively new publisher, and a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of NMBR9

  NMBR9 Designer: Peter Wichmann Publisher: Abacus Spiele Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 20 minutes Times played: 16, with review copy provided by Abacus Spiele NMBR9 is the newest entry in one of my favorite genres – the simultaneous puzzle … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Blindes Huhn Extrem (Blind Chicken Extreme)

  Blindes Huhn Extrem Designer: Michael Schacht Publisher: Abacus Spiele Players: 3-5 Ages: 8+ Time: ~20 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Abacus Spiele Blindes Huhn Extrem is a second generation game of the somewhat classic 1997 … Continue reading

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Kingdomino (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Bruno Cathala Publisher: Blue Orange Games, Pegasus Spiele, Others Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 15-20 Minutes Times Played: > 10 I love family-weight strategy games, but so far, there haven’t been many that have stood … Continue reading

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Tery’s Experience at the Gathering (through Wednesday evening,anyway)

I arrived at the Gathering late Friday afternoon. Often, as Chris and Dale have already noted, time at the Gathering is spent playing upcoming releases and prototypes, but I have done very little of that this year; my focus has … Continue reading

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A GameCon Fundraiser

I’m not one of the “gamerati” currently up in Niagara Falls at the moment, but as I attended a local charity game convention Saturday, I thought I’d make a brief post as it may inspire others to do the same. … Continue reading

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Review of Dairyman

Roll Dice! Milk the Cow! Make Cheese & Ice Cream!

Dairyman is a push-your-luck dice-rolling game in which players compete as dairymen trying to collect fresh milk everyday, fulfilling orders, and making cheese and ice cream. Players take turns rolling, locking, and re-rolling dice to create sets of two or three dice with a total value of 10 to produce milk and then use it to claim milk tiles for points. Failure to produce milk may result in spoilage and the loss of a previously earned milk tile. There are opportunities to flip a tile to turn the milk into cheese for extra points or to freeze it into ice cream. This action provides an extra ability that can be used each turn. Flipping a milk tile also prevents it from being lost. The player with the most points on their milk, cheese, and ice cream tiles at the end of the game is the winner. Continue reading

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