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James Nathan: The Glorious South

The Glorious South Game: The Glorious South Designer: Ariel Yi Chi Chang Publisher: GeGe Co. Ltd. Players: 4-8 Time:  20-40 minutes Times played: 4 with purchased copy Sometimes I think about how my body will degrade as I age. I … Continue reading

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Charterstone (Game Review by Chris Wray) (Spoiler Free)

Designer: Jamey Stegmaier Publisher: Stonemaier Games Players: 1 – 6 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 45 – 75 Minutes Times Played: 12 (The entire campaign.) Charterstone is the latest creation of Jamey Stegmaier and his publishing company, Stonemaier Games.  Though … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of tummple!

  tummple! Designer: Bruce Shadorf Publisher: Game Factory Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Game Factory tummple! can be viewed as a reverse Jenga.  Starting from the flat rectangular base pieces, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Minute Realms

Minute Realms Designer: Stefano Castelli Publisher: dv Giochi Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 15-20 minutes Times played: 8, with review copy provided by dv Giochi Minute Realms caught my eye in the run-up to Essen as it was billed as … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Unlock! Mystery Adventures and Unlock! Temple of Ra

Unlock! Mystery Adventures and Unlock! Temple of Ra Games: Unlock! The House on the Hill Unlock! The Nautilus’ Traps Unlock! The Tonipal’s Treasure Unlock! Temple of Ra Designer: Cyril Demaegd Publisher: Space Cowboys Players: 1+ Ages: 10+ Time: ~60 minutes … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: The EXIT series from Kosmos – EXIT: The Forgotten Island, EXIT: The Forbidden Castle, EXIT: The Polar Station

The EXIT series from Kosmos Games:  EXIT: The Forgotten Island, EXIT: The Forbidden Castle, EXIT: The Polar Station Designers: Inka and Markus Brand Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1+ Ages: 12+ Time: 45-90 minutes (or maybe more) Times played: 1 play of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Pulsar 2849

  Pulsar 2849 Designer: Vladimir Suchy Publisher: Czech Games Edition Players: 2-4 Ages:14+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by CGE To paraphrase Forrest Gump, CGE is like a box of chocolates. You never know what … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Football Game

  The Football Game Designers: Simon Pearson, Mark Pearson, Jo Pearson Publisher: London Board Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by publisher   So, if you read my Essen recap from … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Two pocket sized games from Helvetiq – Hippo and Bandido

Dale Yu: Two pocket sized games from Helvetiq – Hippo and Bandido   This year at Essen, I stopped at the Helvetiq booth to check out some of their small format games.  One of the joys that I’ve re-discovered this … Continue reading

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ALTIPLANO

Designer: Reiner Stockhausen Publisher: dlp games Players: 2-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-120 minutes Times played: 3, with a copy I purchased If there was an award for cutest start player marker, Altiplano would definitely be in the running, But is … Continue reading

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