Category Archives: SdJ Re-Review

SdJ Re-Reviews #28: Thurn and Taxis

Designer:  Andreas Seyfarth, Karen Seyfarth Publisher:  Hans im Glück, Rio Grande, Others Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  60 Minutes Times Played:  > 45 Thurn und Taxis: Andreas and Karen Seyfarth’s tribute to the German postal system… … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #27: Niagara

Designer:  Thomas Liesching Publisher:  Zoch Verlag, Rio Grande, Others Players:  3 – 5 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  30 – 45 Minutes Times Played:  > 5 (And even more on Board Game Arena…) Niagara: Another newcomer wins the SdJ… Thomas … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #26 – Zug um Zug (a.k.a Ticket to Ride)

Designer:  Alan R. Moon Publisher:  Days of Wonder Players:  2 – 5 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  30 – 60 Minutes Times Played:  > 50 (And even more on the iOS app…) Ticket to Ride: Alan Moon gets another win… … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #25: Alhambra

Designer:  Dirk Henn Publisher:  Queen Games (Among Others) Players:  2 – 6 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  45 – 60 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 Alhambra: From Al Capone to the Spiel des Jahres… Alhambra’s earliest predecessor was Al Capone, … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #24: Villa Paletti

Designer:  Bill Payne Publisher:  Zoch Verlag, Multiple Others Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  6 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 Villa Paletti: A dexterity game beats Puerto Rico and Transamerica… Bill Payne was babysitting his nephew, Joey, … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #23: Carcassonne

Designer:  Klaus-Jürgen Wrede Publisher:  Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH, Rio Grande Games, Z-man Games, Multiple Others Players:  2 – 5 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  30 – 45 Minutes Times Played:  > 25 Carcassonne: The game that gave us the meeple… The … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #22: Torres

Designer:  Michael Kiesling, Wolfgang Kramer Publisher:  F.X Schmid, Rio Grande Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  60 Minutes Times Played:  > 50 Torres: Burgenland and Terra Turrium mix with mechanics meant for Tikal… Kramer and Kiesling started … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #21: Tikal

Designer:  Michael Kiesling, Wolfgang Kramer Publisher:  Ravensburger Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  60 – 120 Minutes Times Played:  > 5 Tikal:  Kramer and Kiesling win the Triple Crown of board games… After his success with Richard … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #20: Elfenland

Designer:  Alan R. Moon Publisher:  AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH Players:  2 – 6 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  60 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 Elfenland: From Elfenroads to Alan Moon’s first SdJ win… In the early 1990s, frustrated that … Continue reading

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SdJ Re-Reviews #19: Mississippi Queen

Designer:  Werner Hodel Publisher:  Goldsieber, Rio Grande Players:  3 – 5 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  45 Minutes Times Played:  5 (On the Rio Grande Edition) Mississippi Queen: Racing Against Obstacles in Paddleboats Mississippi Queen traces its roots to 1986, … Continue reading

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