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Bear Valley (Game Review)

  Designer: Carl Chudyk Publisher: Stronghold Games Players: 2-6 Time: 15-30 minutes Ages: 8+ Times Played: 9 (with review copy of provided by Stronghold Games) Bears, bears, they got no cares Bears don’t drink from a cup Sharp teeth and … Continue reading

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Area 51 – A First Look

Area 51 – A First Look By Stefan Alexander Art by Christian Opperer Publisher – Mücke Spiele Ages: 12+ Length: ~15 minutes per player Players: 2 – 6 players (probably best with 3-4) First Look by Jonathan Franklin   Have … Continue reading

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2015 Meeples Choice Award Winners

The voting for the Meeples Choice Awards has ended.  30 games were nominated during the preliminary round and during the final round, the following three games were chosen: CODENAMES FOOD CHAIN MAGNATE THE VOYAGES OF MARCO POLO Codenames was the … Continue reading

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Nominees for 2015 Meeples Choice Awards

Well, the Spielfrieks user group just finished the first round of voting for the 2015 Meeples Choice Awards (using our spanking new voting application).  There was a 7-way tie for 24th, so we wound up with 30 nominated games.  It’s a … Continue reading

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The 2015 Meeples Choice Awards Voting Have Begun!

Just a reminder that the voting for the first round of the Meeples Choice Awards has begun on the Spielfrieks User Group (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/spielfrieks/).  Right now, we’ve got a list of 195 games.  Everyone gets to vote for their 10 favorites, with … Continue reading

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Kepler-3042: a quick preview

I was lucky enough to have the possibility to play Kepler-3042 before the end of the kickstarter campagin and I want to share with you my first impression. It was a 4-player game. In the game you have to try … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of America

  America Designers: Ted Alspach, Friedemann Friese Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 13+ Time: ~45 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Bezier Games Given that today is Independence Day in the USA, it seems fitting to … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Animals on Board

Animals on Board Publisher: Stronghold Games/Eggertspiele Designers: Ralph Zur Linde, Wolfgang Sentker Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Playing Time: 10-30min MSRP $29.95   Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: 4+   Introduction Each player has … Continue reading

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Yokohama Review

Designer: Hisashi Hayashi Publisher: Okazu Brand, Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 90 Minutes Yokohama is the latest game from Hisashi Hayashi of Okazu Brand. He is one of the most diverse designers out there currently and I’m … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2016 SdJ Nominees – Codenames, Imhotep, Karuba

The lists for the Spiel des Jahres just came out The three finalists for the SdJ are: Codenames Imhotep Karuba The recommended list for the SdJ is only 5 this year

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