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James Nathan: Almost Essen

I’m not at Essen. Well, not yet. Tomorrow. Tomorrow I will be. This is my first and likely only Essen. Typically I don’t worry too much about pre-Essen planning until the show is over. My Essen planning is more like … Continue reading

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News from setup day #1 – Tuesday 

So, walking around the empty halls today. Partly an attempt to stay awake. Partly because it’s a good chance to see some old friendsa few news tidbits. Japon brand is in a bit of a panic. Their games are currently … Continue reading

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Don’t panic, we’ll still be writing here. But uploading pictures on the go is easier on Twitter 

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Sunday at the gathering 

Managed to wake up early today..started the day with another game of Codenames Duet. Managed to do better but I suspect this is because I was playing with John as opposed to Dan. We were only one answer away from … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Gathering 

Started the day out with a new game, Codenames Duet.  Played 3 games, lost each time… The game is in the early stages of the prototype still – so things will change. In fact, the game has changed since yesterday.  … Continue reading

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Friday morning 

Slept in. Woke up to Christmas morning. Spring has most definitely not sprung in Niagara Falls  Helped Alan putter around the game room for a bit, and then time to cross a few games off my “want to play” list.  … Continue reading

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Great Western Trail – Review

Designer: Alexander Pfister Publisher: Stronghold Games, Eggertspiele. others Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 75-150 min Great Western Trail capitalizes on the romance of the American west, but if you are looking for fighting and shoot outs – keep looking, if … Continue reading

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Castle Panic: Engines of War (expansion review)

Designer: Justin De Witt Publisher: Fireside Games Players: 1-6 Ages: 12+ Playing Time: 60 minutes Review by Mark Jackson on a review copy provided by Fireside Games (4 plays with Engines of War, 5 plays with The Dark Titan, 13 plays … Continue reading

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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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