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Carpe Diem

Designer Stefan Feld Publisher: Alea Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 45 – 60 minutes Times played: 3, with a copy I purchased It’s always hard for me to wade through all the lists of games coming out at Essen; the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Fireworks

Fireworks Designer: Aza Chen Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 2-4 Ages: 6+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Renegade Game Studios We just left the happiest place on Earth (TM ), and there are fireworks … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Key Flow

Key Flow Designers: Sebastian Bleasdale, Richard Breese and Ian Vincent Publisher: R&D Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 14+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 3, with copy purchased at SPIEL 2018 Key Flow is the latest game set in the Key-universe.  In … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Architects of the West Kingdom

Architects of the West Kingdom Designers: Shem Phillips, SJ MacDonald Publisher: Renegade Games Players: 1-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 75-90 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Renegade Games Architects of the West Kingdom is a new game released … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Designer: Balazs Nagy Publisher: Clevergreen Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time 30 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Clevergreen Christmas Tree apparently made its debut in 2017 as Essen, but I somehow missed it amongst the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Arboretum

Arboretum Designer: Dan Cassar Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 min Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Renegade Game Studios (at least 10 games of previous incarnation from another publisher in 2015) Arboretum is … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Arraial

Arraial Designers: Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro, Paulo Soledade Publisher: MEBO Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by MEBO Games Arraial is a game based on the eponymous traditional Portuguese summer festival.  In … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Bloxx!

Bloxx! Designer: Klaus-Jurgen Wrede Publisher: Noris Players: 2-4 Ages: 6+ Time: 15-20 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Noris Oneof the big themes of SPIEL 2018 was the use of polyominos in games.  Another was the ascendance … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Brikks

Brikks Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publisher: Schmidt Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 25-35 minutes Times played: 4, with copy purchased at SPIEL 2018 One of the big themes of SPIEL 2018 was the use of polyominos in games.  Another was the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: The Great City of Rome

The Great City of Rome Designers: Matthew Dunstan and Brett J Gilbert Publisher: Abacus/Z-Man Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: about an hour Times played: 4, with review copy of The Great City of Rome provided by Abacus In the Great … Continue reading

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