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Santorini (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Gordon Hamilton Publisher: Roxley Game Laboratory Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: 8 (with 2, 3, 4 Players) Santorini is an abstract strategy game first created by Gordon Hamilton in the mid-1980s. … Continue reading

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Cottage Garden (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Publisher: Edition Spielwiese Artists: Andrea Boekhoff Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: 6 (With 1, 2, 3, and 4 Players) At first glance, Uwe Rosenberg’s Cottage Garden looks vaguely similar … Continue reading

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Colony (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach, Toryo Hojo, Yoshihisa Nakatsu Publisher: Bézier Games Artists: Ollin Timm, Stephanie Gustafsson, Digital Imaginary Studios Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 13 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: 5 (With 2, 3, and 4 Players) Bézier Games’s … Continue reading

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A Feast for Odin (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Uwe Rosenberg Publisher:  Feuerland Spiele, Z-Man Games Artist: Dennis Lohausen Players:  1 – 4 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Per Player Times Played: 5 (With 1, 2, and 3 Players) Uwe Rosenberg’s latest design, A Feast for … Continue reading

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Cry Havoc (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Grant Rodiek, Michał Oracz, Michał Walczak Publisher:  Portal Games Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  90-120 Minutes Times Played:   3 (With 2, 3, and 4 Players) “Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war.” — … Continue reading

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Eternity (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Jim Dratwa and Cyril Blondel Publisher:  Blackrock Games Artist: Virginie Rapiat Players:  3 – 5 (Solo and Two Player Rules Also Included) Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 Eternity is a trick-taking game that … Continue reading

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H.M.S. Dolores (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Bruno Faidutti, Eric M. Lang Publisher:  Lui-même, Distributed by Asmodee Artist: Vincent Dutrait Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  20 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 H.M.S. Dolores wasn’t on my radar before my arrival Spiel 2016. … Continue reading

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Essen Day Three: What’s Hot, and What I Played, Plus Other Updates (Chris Wray)

Day Three was the most crowded yet, as is seemingly always the case, because German families come out en masse to participate in the fair.  This posts covers three topics: (1) what’s hot, (2) scenes from the Messe, including another jumbo game, and … Continue reading

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X nimmt! (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Wolfgang Kramer & Reinhard Staupe Publisher:  AMIGO Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  25 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 6 nimmt! is Wolfgang Kramer’s bestselling game, with more than 2.4 million copies sold.  Originally released in … Continue reading

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Mino & Tauri (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Carlo A. Rossi Publisher:  AMIGO Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  6 and Up Time:  About 15 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 I’m not in the market for children’s games, but if I come across one that looks intriguing or original … Continue reading

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