Category Archives: Reviews

Dale Yu: Review of the Penny Paper Adventures Series

  The Penny Paper Adventures Series (The Temple of Apikhabou, Skull Island, Valley of Wiraqocha) Designer: Henri Kermarrec Publisher: Sit Down! Players: 1+ Ages: 7+ Time: 15-20 minutes/game Times played: 3+ with each of the three games- all on review … Continue reading

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Jonathan Franklin: Review of Explorers of the North Sea:  Rocks of Ruin

Explorers of the North Sea: Rocks of Ruin (expansion) Designed by Shem Phillips Art by The Mico (Mihajlo Dimitrievski) Published by Garphill Games, Renegade Game Studios, Schwerkraft-Verlag Players – 1 to 5 Time: 60-80 on the box (but our games … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in June 2018

This is the June entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in 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 … Continue reading

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Montana

MONTANA Design by Rudiger Dorn Published by White Goblin Games 2 – 4 Players, 45 minutes – 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser                                                                                               Montana in the mid-to-late … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Reef

  Reef Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi Publisher: Next Move Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Next Move Games and with publisher’s prototype at Gathering of Friends Reef is the new release … Continue reading

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Jonathan Franklin: Review of Black Sonata

Black Sonata Designer: John Kean Publisher: Side Room Games (also print & play on BGG) Players: 1 Ages: 12+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 6 (normal and easy modes) This is an amazing game that you should at least see … Continue reading

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Review of Escape the Dark Castle – by Alan How

Escape the Dark Castle   Designed by Thomas Pike, James Shelton, Alex Crispin Published by ThemeborneGames Review copy provided by Themeborne Games 8 plays so far Review written by Alan How Escape the dark Castle was the game that came … Continue reading

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SHARDS OF INFINITY

Designers: Gary Aran, Justin Gary Publisher: Stoneblade/Ultra Pro Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 10, with a copy I purchased                                                                The first time I was introduced to a game with card interaction as its sole mechanism … Continue reading

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2017 Meeples Choice Award Winners

The voting for the Meeples Choice Awards has ended and the following three games were chosen by the Spielfrieks user group: AZUL HEAVEN & ALE GAIA PROJECT The first two games were designed (or co-designed) by Michael Kiesling, making him … Continue reading

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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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