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Ark Nova, The Crew, and Cascadia win Golden Geeks

Boardgame Geek has just announced the winners of the 2021 Golden Geek awards.  The awards separate their Game of the Year into three categories, with the following winners: Light Game of the Year – Cascadia (designed by Randy Flynn) Medium … Continue reading

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Larry & Ben’s Excellent Gathering Adventure, Part 2

This is the second half of the compilation of experiences, gaming and otherwise, of Larry and Ben at the recently concluded Gathering of Friends.  Yesterday, our alphabetical list of games played got us through the letter “I”; let’s pick up … Continue reading

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Tall Tales: A Game of Competitive Storytelling

DESIGNER:Oliver Sabot and Adam Plunkett  PUBLISHER:  PLAYERS: 3-12 AGES: 8 and up TIME: 30 to 60 minutes I like to write. You may have assumed that, since I write for a boardgaming blog, of course, and I do write a … Continue reading

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Larry & Ben’s Excellent Gathering Adventure, Part 1

The 2022 Gathering of Friends ended a few weeks ago and what an excellent time of good gaming and good fellowship it was.  Here’s a summary of what was experienced from two perspectives.  Larry has attended many Gatherings over the … Continue reading

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Jewels of Porto Primo

DESIGNER: Alan Ernstein PUBLISHER: Hangman Games PLAYERS: 2-4 TIME: 45 minutes Some of you may be familiar with Hangman Games, who published ten or so games back between 1998 and 2008; titles like Tahuantinsuyu, Ars Mysteriorum and Dry Gulch.  They … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Decorum

Decorum Designers: Charlie Mackin, Harry Mackin, Drew Tenenbaum Publisher: Floodgate Games Players: 2-4 Age: 13+ Time: 30-40 minutes per scenario Played with review copy provided by Floodgate Games Decorum is a cooperative, hidden information game where you and your partner … Continue reading

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