Category Archives: Reviews

Spicy (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Győri Zoltán Gábor Publisher: HeidelBÄR Games Players: 2 – 6 Ages: 10 and up Time: 15-20 Minutes Times Played: > 10 Spicy is a bluffing card game for 2-6 players that feels a little bit like Liar’s Dice with … Continue reading

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My City (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Kosmos Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 10 and up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: 28 (Full 24 Game Campaign, 4 “Eternal” Games) My City is a legacy game designed by Reiner Knizia.  Released this spring, the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Look at The Liberation of Rietburg (A Game in the World of Andor)

    The Liberation of Rietburg Designer: Gerhard Hecht Publisher: KOSMOS Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 30-40 minute Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Thames&Kosmos My online group just finished hacking and judiciously slashing our way through The … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Dominion Menagerie

  Dominion Menagerie Designer: Donald X. Vaccarino Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: ~10 games with cards from the new set, with review copy provided by RGG Dominion is one of my all … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in April 2020

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

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Expanding Mars: A Guided Tour of the Red Planet and Beyond

So you want to see more of what Mars has to offer?  You’ve thoroughly explored Noctis City, you’ve summited Pavonis Mons, you’ve collected more “pets” than you can count, and you’ve built enough security fleets to guard Fort Knox and … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Escape Game Unlocked – The Heist, Volume 2: The Silk Road

The Escape Game Unlocked – The Heist, Volume 2: The Silk Road (online game) Publisher: The Escape Game Affiliate Link: https://store.theescapegame.co?sca_ref=190786.ILGJJnBNPy Players: 1+ (we played with 4) Time: about 60-70 minutes Times played: 1, with review codes provided by The … Continue reading

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2019 Designer of the Year Award

One of the interesting things about writing a regular, annual gaming article is how much things can change from year to year.  But I think it’s safe to say that I never imagined the world-wide circumstances we all would be … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Gulf, Mobile & Ohio

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Designer: John Bohrer listed on BGG Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 3-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: around a dozen between current and older version This is certainly an interesting time for game reviews; … Continue reading

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Break the Code (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ryohei Kurahashi Publisher: Iello Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 10 and up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 20 Break the Code is Iello’s new re-implementation of Tagiron, a deduction game that I’ve long loved.  The game was recently … Continue reading

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