Tag Archives: Azul

Azul: Crystal Mosaic (Expansion Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Michael Kiesling Publisher: Next Move Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and up Time: 30-45 Minutes Times Played: > 5 Azul has been on a hot streak since its 2017 release, winning the 2018 Spiel des Jahres and inspiring … Continue reading

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10 Great Games of the 2010s (Article by Chris Wray)

The 2010s were a monumental time period in tabletop gaming.  The industry and hobby grew exponentially, with tens of thousands of new games hitting the market and hundreds of thousands of new players entering the fold.  It was a decade … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 2

Over the next few months, instead of going with my Three Games articles, I am going to take a look at my collection and try to discuss why certain titles survived the great purge of 2019. During this process I … Continue reading

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Azul Summer Pavilion (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Michael Kiesling Artist: Chris Quilliams Publisher: Next Move Games Players: 2-4 Play Time: 30-45 Minutes TImes Played: 6 We’ve completed the Palace of Evora, and we’ve finished the Stained Glass of Sintra, now it’s time for us to tile … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf: Sturgeoning My Board Game Collection

So, if we go by Sturgeon’s Law that 90% of everything is crap, what are the 10% in your game collection that you think aren’t crap? Yes, I realize that this is a bad usage of Sturgeon’s Law. In truth, … Continue reading

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Simon Neale: Review of Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

Simon Neale: Review Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra Designer: Michael Kiesling Publisher: Next Move Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8+ Time: 35 minutes Times played: 7, with copy purchased at Essen Spiel. When a … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Essen 2018 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2018 is a little more than two weeks away, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’18 Preview on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2018 IGA Nominees!

The nominations for the 2018 International Gamers Awards were just announced.  Congratulations to these games, designers, and publishers! The IGA is awarded annually by a jury of prominent gamers from around the world, with a stated goal “to recognize outstanding games and … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – Final Guesses of 2018 Edition

    For the past few years, our group of gamers has taken their best guess at trying to read the minds of the Spiel des Jahres jury members.  The nominations for the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – 2018 Edition

For the past few years, our group of gamers has taken their best guess at trying to read the minds of the Spiel des Jahres jury members.  The nominations for the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres will be … Continue reading

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