Category Archives: Reviews

Procrastination Corner: A Plethora of Mini-Reviews from Mark “Fluff Daddy” Jackson

Jefe: We have many beautiful piñatas for your birthday celebration, each one filled with little surprises! El Guapo: How many piñatas? Jefe: Many piñatas, many! El Guapo: Jefe, would you say I have a plethora of piñatas? Jefe: A what? … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in May and June 2019

This is the May and June 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, … Continue reading

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2018 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: THE QUACKS OF QUEDLINBURG TEOTIHUACAN BRASS: BIRMINGHAM Root, which figured to be one of the favorites prior to the … Continue reading

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10,000 Plays and Counting

June 28, 2005 was a fateful day.  I played Balloon Cup and the Settlers of Catan Card Game, which was nothing new.  But then something unprecedented happened. I logged onto a website that I had discovered a few months earlier, … Continue reading

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Kingdomino & Kingdomino Age of Giants (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Bruno Cathala Artist: Cyril Bouquet Publisher: Blue Orange Games Players: 2-4 Time: 15-30 Times Played: 18 base, 6 more with expansion I sat here curious. Wondering why I had never reviewed Kingdomino, the Spiel des Jahres winning game that … Continue reading

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Nominated Games for the 2018 Meeples Choice Awards

The Spielfrieks user group has finished their first week of voting for the Meeples Choice Awards.  26 games have received nominations.  During the coming week, the voters will select their favorites from that group and the top three vote getters … Continue reading

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The Crusoe Crew (Baïam)

Designer: ShukyArtist: GorobeiPublisher: Van Ryder Games (Makaka Editions)Players: 4Ages: 7+Playing Time: 45 minutesTimes Played: 4 with purchased copy Baïam first crossed my radar while preparing for a trip to Essen in 2017. I’m a fan of the Makaka graphic novel … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Solenia

Solenia Designer: Sebastien Dujardin Publisher: Pearl Games Players: Age: Time: 60 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Pearl Games/Asmodee NA So, this is one of the final reviews that I will write from Essen 2018 – mostly … Continue reading

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Tiny Towns (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Peter McPherson Artists: Gong Studios, Matt Paquette Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group Players: 1-6 Time: 45-60 minutes Times Played: 6 “Do you think there is going to be a sequel where Cthulhu comes and takes over all these tiny towns … Continue reading

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Meeples Choice Preliminary Round Voting Has Started

So the Spielfrieks user group has started voting for the Meeples Choice Awards, in which we select our three favorite games of the previous calendar year.  Right now, we’re choosing our 25 nominated games.  Next week, we’ll vote to weed … Continue reading

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