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Everdell Bellfaire (Expansion Review by Chris Wray)

Author’s Note: I’m breaking with our traditional review format today, so this will be a review that integrates the gameplay description with my thoughts on the expansion.  Also, for the uninitiated, today is the fourth day of Everdell Week, a … Continue reading

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Everdell Spirecrest (Expansion Review by Chris Wray)

Author’s Note: I’m breaking with our traditional review format today, so this will be a review that integrates the gameplay description with my thoughts on the expansion.  Also, for the uninitiated, today is the third day of Everdell Week, a … Continue reading

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Everdell Pearlbook (Expansion Review by Chris Wray)

Author’s Note: I’m breaking with our traditional review format today, so this will be a review that integrates the gameplay description with my thoughts on the expansion.  Also, for the uninitiated, today is the second day of Everdell Week, a … Continue reading

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Everdell (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  James A. Wilson Publisher:  Starling Games Artists:  Andrew Bosley, Cody Jones, Dann May Players:  1 – 4 Ages:  13 and Up Time:  40 – 80 Minutes Times Played: > 10  To call Everdell a success would be an understatement.  … Continue reading

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Silver Dagger (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: > 10 (On Review Copy from the Publisher) Silver Dagger is the fourth game in the hit Silver line of fast-playing … Continue reading

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King of Tokyo: Dark Edition (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Richard Garfield Art: Paul Mafayon Publisher: Iello Players: 2 – 6 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: > 10 (On Review Copy from Publisher) King of Tokyo is a modern classic.  The game is often held … Continue reading

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10 Great Tile Placement Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Tile placement games are a prominent part of the hobby, even if the mechanic is a bit difficult to define.  Perhaps because of that vaguess, it isn’t really a mechanic that, at least in my experience, inspires a lot of … Continue reading

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7 Great Games That Could Use a Facelift

This weekend, Heartland, an excellent tile-laying game by Jeff Allers (who writes for this site), was on the BGG hotness list.  The game, published 11 years ago, is a personal favorite, but I could not figure out why it was … Continue reading

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My City (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Kosmos Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 10 and up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: 28 (Full 24 Game Campaign, 4 “Eternal” Games) My City is a legacy game designed by Reiner Knizia.  Released this spring, the … Continue reading

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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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