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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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International Gamers Awards – winners announced!

  The International Gamers Awards committee has announced the recipients for the 2016 IGA in the General Strategy category: In the multi-player category, the award goes to Mombasa, the creation of award winning designer Alexander Pfister and published by eggertspiele.  Rather … Continue reading

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Stellar Conflict – Taking Light Speed to Warp Speed (Game Review)

  Designers: James Ernest & Tom Jolly (Light Speed) Anastasios Grigoriadis & Konstantinos Kokkinis (developed Stellar Conflict) Publishers: Artipia Games & Stronghold Games Players: 2-4 Time: 10 minutes Ages: 10+ Times Played: 9 (with review copy of provided by Stronghold … Continue reading

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