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Gold West (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: J. Alex Kevern Artist: Adam P. McIver Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-4 Time: 45-60 minutes Times Played: 4 Howdy Prospector, welcome to the Gold West. Do you think you have what it takes to thrive and build the … Continue reading

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2018 Designer of the Year Award

Well, I guess it’s that time of the year again.  As you all know, there are several jillion awards for Game of the Year, from different organizations or representing different nations.  But there’s no formal award for the designers, the … Continue reading

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Simon Neale: Review of Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

Simon Neale: Review Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra Designer: Michael Kiesling Publisher: Next Move Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8+ Time: 35 minutes Times played: 7, with copy purchased at Essen Spiel. When a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Reviews of Ramen and Ramen Fury

Ramen Designers: Israel Cendrero and Sheila Santos Publisher: Ediciones Primigenio Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by publisher Ramen is a new set-collection game that I picked up at SPIEL 2018.  I … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in February 2019…

This is the February entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in the past month that I didn’t have time to do full reviews of.  As always, I limit it to five titles, of which there’s a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The River

The River Designers: Ismael Perrin, Sebastian Pauchon Publisher: Days of Wonder Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times Played: 6, with review copy provided by Days of Wonder The River was a game that I first saw at GenCon … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Crown of Emara

Crown of Emara Designer: Benjamin Schwer Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Players: 1-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-75 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Pegasus Spiele Crown of Emara is one of the new games from Pegasus from SPIEL 2018. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Passing Through Petra

Passing Through Petra Designer: J. Alex Kevern Publisher: Renegade Gamers Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-75 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Renegade Games So… Petra has been part of my imagination since about 1989 – that’s … Continue reading

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Raccoon Tycoon (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Glenn Drover Publisher: Forbidden Games Artist: Jacoby O’Connor & Annie Stegg Players: 2-5 Time: 60-90 Minutes Times Played: 3 Have you ever looked at a game, seen the title and had absolutely zero idea what exactly was going on? … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Rebel Nox

Rebel Nox Designers: Helge Meissner, Eilif Svensson, Anna Wermlund, Kristian Amundsen Ostby Publisher: Aporta Games Players: 4-6 Ages: 12+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Aporta Games Rebel Nox is an interesting card game that … Continue reading

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