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What Was Hot at BGG.CON, Plus What I Played (Chris Wray)

This year was my first year at BGG.CON.  I’ve been to several major game conventions, plus several smaller ones, and BGG.CON was among my favorites.  Everything ran incredibly smoothly, the library was top notch, and the attendees were friendly.  About … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Stick Stack

  Stick Stack Designer: uncredited Publisher: Wonder Forge Players: 2+ Ages: 8+ Time: ~15 minutes Stick Stack is one of the three 2016 Target-exclusive releases from Wonder Forge – with one release in three main mass-market genres. Stick Stack is … Continue reading

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Review – Evolution: Climate

Evolution: Climate Designers: Dominic Crapuchettes, Dmitry Knorre, and Sergey Machin Artists: Ben Goldman, Catherine Hamilton, and Jacoby O’Connor Publisher: NorthStar Games 2 – 6 players 60 – 75 minutes Ages 12+ Reviewed by Jonathan Franklin Source: Official photo from NorthStar … Continue reading

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Essen by Proxy: News from the Livestream (Saturday, part 1) (Melissa Rogerson)

Scattered notes today, as games are demoed. I’m not sure what the timeframe is, but these video demos WILL be posted to Boardgamegeek so if a game sounds interesting please go and look it up.

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Essen by Proxy: Wednesday to Friday (Melissa Rogerson)

Another October, another Essen … Thank goodness that Boardgamegeek is once again streaming game demos direct from the fair to keep all of us addicts feeling connected! It’s great to see the same people (and the same jokes about FLAGGO!) … Continue reading

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7 Wonders: Duel wins a la carte award!

I know we’re all excited about the goings on at Essen.  But this is the time of year in which Fairplay announces the winner of the a la carte for the best card game of the year, so I wanted … Continue reading

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Planet Defenders – Essen Preview

Planet Defenders – Essen Preview  Designed By Wei-Min Ling Artist Maisherly Publisher EmperorS4 Games 2-4 Players 30-60 min In Planet Defenders players are trying to capture wayward robots using the 3 super planet defenders robots. To do this players use … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of My Village

A review of the board game My Village by Stronghold and Eggertspiele including a short comparison to Village. Continue reading

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2015 Designer of the Year Award: Upon Further Consideration…

As most regular readers of this website know, every February I post my Designer of the Year article, in which I choose the person who I feel created the best collection of games during the previous calendar year.  One of … Continue reading

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Dastardly Dirigibles (Game Review)

  Designers: Justin De Witt Publishers: Fireside Games Players: 2-5 Time: 60 minutes Ages: 8+ Times Played: 6 (with review copy provided by Fireside Games)   OK, let’s get this out of the way: the name of this game always … Continue reading

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