Category Archives: Reviews

Dale Yu: Review of Railroad Ink

  Railroad Ink Designers: Hjalmar Hach and Lorenzo Silva Publisher: CMON/Horrible Games Players: 1-6 Ages: 8+ Time: about 20-30 minutes Times played: >10 with review copies provided by Horrible Games (Blazing Red edition and Deep Blue edition)   Railroad Ink … Continue reading

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SMASH UP

Design by Paul Peterson Published by AEG 2+ Players Review by Greg J. Schloesser In a world gone crazy, fantasy and historical races and clans all exist in the same time frame, and as can be expected, they do not … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Criss Cross

  Criss Cross Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Grail Games Players: 1-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 10 minutes Times played: about 12, with review copy provided by Grail Games The past few years have shows a significant rise in the number of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Paper Tales: Beyond the Gates

  Paper Tales: Beyond the Gates expansion Designer: Masato Uesugi Publisher: Stronghold Games Players: 1-7 Ages: 12+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Stronghold Games Paper Tales was one of my surprise finds from Essen … Continue reading

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Paper Tales (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Masato Uesugi Publisher: Stronghold Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On Review Copy from Publisher) Paper Tales is a card game in which players draft units to bring glory … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in September 2018

This is the September 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 … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Layers

  Layers Designers: Yohan Goh and Dave Choi Publisher: Happy Baobab Players: 1-4 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Happy Baobab Layers is a classical speed game – by which I mean that … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Spring Rally

Spring Rally Designer: H. J. Kook Publisher: Mandoo Games Players: 3-5 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes In Spring Rally, players race their spring driven cars around the track – the board is double sided and this allows you to race … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Wangdo

Wangdo Designers: Frank Crittin, Gregoire Largey, Sebastian Pauchon Publisher: Mandoo Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes In Wangdo, players are each leaders of a bear clan, and they are canvassing the towns of Northeast Asia to gather enough … Continue reading

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Root

Root Designer: Cole Wehrle Artist: Kyle Ferrin Publisher: Leder Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times Played: 8 times with purchased copy, 10 different opponents As befits their style, Leder Games’ Root is known for its asymmetrical gameplay … Continue reading

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