Category Archives: Reviews

BGGCON Day Two (2019)

It was day two, which featured more hotel exploring, more bbq, and the arrival of new friends, some of whom I knew were coming, and some who I hadn’t seen in years, and didn’t know when I’d see again. Day … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Adventure Games x 2 (Monochrome Inc. and The Dungeon) – mostly spoiler free

Adventure Games: Monochrome Inc. and The Dungeon Designers: Matthew Dunstan, Phil Walker-Harding Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1-4 Time: 2-3 hrs Age: 16+ TImes played: 1 each with review copy provided by Thames and Kosmos The Adventure Games system is new for … Continue reading

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RollingCon 2019

I’m writing this up from the registration line of BGGCON this morning, the convention’s first time at this new hotel -now outside of the DFW airport (again), and after an afternoon and an evening, it’s already been a nice change, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2nd edition of Opinionated Drinkers. Now that fall is here it’s time to break out some darker, warming beers like stouts and porters. It’s also the perfect time to stay inside and play a game or three, … Continue reading

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A Long Weekend of Gaming at Lobster Trap

Ahhhh, fall – what a great season. The air is cool and crisp, the leaves are turning beautiful colors, and a whole crop of new games is arriving from Essen..  It’s also the season of one of my favorite game … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of SPIEL 2019

Well, normally I try to write something up each day while at Essen, but for a number of reasons, this just didn’t happen. Old age – I tell you what, this year, I was just bushed every night when coming … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Review of New Frontiers

New Frontiers has players taking turns to select an action card, which then dictates the action that is performed by all players. Through the course of the game, players settle planets, build developments, and exchange goods for points or profit. … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Gaming Experience: Glen More II (Article by Chris Wray)

Author’s Note: This isn’t really a game review. It is more of an ode to game, and in particular, an ode to a particular gaming experience. There’ll be humor. At times I’ll veer into being a fanboy. And at times … Continue reading

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Era: Medieval Age

Design by Matt LeacockPublished by Eggertspiele2 – 4 Players, 1 hour – 1 ½ hoursReview by Greg J. Schloesser  Designer Matt Leacock rocketed to designer stardom with his highly addicting game Pandemic, which won numerous awards and continues to spawn … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Review of Heist: One Team, One Mission

Pass items back and forth as the central safe shouts out instructions in this cooperative real time game of bank robbery. Take on the role of one of four characters and follow the instructions on the battery-powered central cube. Pass … Continue reading

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