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Periodic: A Game of the Elements (Review by RJ Garrison)

SEE BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE COPY THANKS TO OPINIONATED GAMERS AND GENIUS GAMES! Designer:  John J. Coveyou & Paul Salomon Publisher:  Genius Games Players:  2-5 Playing Time:  40-60 minutes Ages:  10+  MSRP 39.99 http://www.geniusgames.org Review copy … Continue reading

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ハニーフェスタ (Honey Festa)

Designer: ゆたか (Yutaka)Artist: ツクダヒナミ (Hinami Tsukuda)Publisher: ゆるあ~と(Yuruart)Players: 1-4Ages: 8+Times Played: 6 times on a purchased copy Honey Festa is a puzzle game originally released at the Spring 2019 Tokyo Game Market. When I say “puzzle” game here, I mean it … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Candy Lab

Candy Lab Designer: Thomas Danede Publisher: Funnyfox Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 15 mins Played with review copy provided by publisher/distributor In Candy Lab, players are competing employees in a candy factory.  You are each trying to be the best … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game Designer: Ryan Miller Players: 1-4 Age: 10+ Time: 15 minutes per chapter, 6 chapters in the box Played with review copy provided by Ravensburger USA “Fencing. Fighting. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True Love. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Hibachi

Hibachi Designer: Marco Teubner Publisher: Grail Games Players: 2-4 Time: 45 mins Age: 10+ Played with advance prototype copy provided by Grail Games Hibachi is a game where players try to construct desirable dishes, using all their skills to collect … Continue reading

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The Crew Wins a la carte’s Best Cardgame Award

The a la carte award is conducted annually by Fairplay magazine, with the goal of honoring the best card game of the year. It’s one of my favorite gaming awards and they’ve chosen a bunch of great designs since it … Continue reading

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