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Book Review – Fascination: The Lifetime Boardwalk Adventure

Fascination: The Lifetime Boardwalk Adventure Written by Randy Senna and self-published —– Fascination was once a staple of American amusement parks, as ubiquitous as Skee-Ball.  Often referred to as “Bingo with balls”, a Fascination table is a long, inclined table, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Upstream

Upstream Designer: Victor Samitier Publisher: 2 Tomatoes Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by 2 Tomatoes Upstream was high on my list of games to look at while in Essen 2017. However, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Time Arena

Time Arena Designer: Fabrice Lamouille Publisher: Blam! (distributed by BlackRock) Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 10 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Blam! Time Arena was one of the games that really caught my eye at the … Continue reading

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Play – The Games Festival

From 6th to 8th of April, in Modena, will took place the 10th edition of Play – The Games Festival, Italian greatest event with hundreds of games events and all the Italian games publishers attending it. 4 booth, more than … Continue reading

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HALLOWEEN

  Designer: Angelo de Maio Publisher: Quined Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 12+ Time: 45 – 90 minutes Times played: 4 (3 regular game, 1 master game), with a copy I purchased   Theme can be important in games; … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in March 2018

This is the March entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in past month that I didn’t have time to do full reviews of.  As always, I limit it to five titles, of which there’s … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Review of Button Men Beat People Up

Button men has players rolling to capture their opponent’s dice in a sort of alternate reality competitive Yahtzee. Players choose a Button Man that dictates their dice and any special powers and then alternate rolling dice to capture their opponents’ … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Riverboat

  Riverboat Designer: Michael Kiesling Publisher: Mayfair / Lookout Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 90-100 mins Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Mayfair A few years back, Mayfair bought out Lookout Games – and I was honestly a … Continue reading

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InBetween

  Designer: Adam Kwapinsi Publisher: Board and Dice Players: 2 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 20 – 40 minutes Times Played: 3 I was lucky enough to marry a board gamer, which means there is always someone around to play … Continue reading

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The Mind (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publisher: NSV Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: > 5 The Mind is a newly-released cooperative card game from publisher Nurnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag (NSV) and designer Wolfgang Warsch.  The Mind sold out … Continue reading

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