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YINSH (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kris Burm Publisher:  Huch! & Friends; Don & Co.; Rio Grande Players:  2 Ages:  9 and Up Time:  30-60 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 Note: We’re focusing on reprints, re-themes, re-releases, etc. this month.  Since YINSH was recently reprinted, … Continue reading

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GIPF (Game History and Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kris Burm Publisher:  Huch! & Friends; Don & Co.; Schmidt Spiele; Rio Grande Players:  2 Ages:  9 and Up Time:  30-60 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 Note: We’re focusing on reprints, re-themes, re-releases, etc. this month.  Since GIPF was … Continue reading

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Funkenschlag at Fifteen: The Story of Power Grid

Game History by Chris Wray   This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of Funkenschlag, the first forerunner of Power Grid.  In a hobby that is often defined by the “cult of the new,” Power Grid (which is still called Funkenschlag … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Animals on Board

Animals on Board Publisher: Stronghold Games/Eggertspiele Designers: Ralph Zur Linde, Wolfgang Sentker Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Playing Time: 10-30min MSRP $29.95   Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: 4+   Introduction Each player has … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of The Gallerist

The Gallerist Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games Designer: Vital Lacerda Artist: Ian O’Toole Players: 1-4 Ages: 13+ Playing Time: 30min per player MSRP $79.99 Release: 2015   Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: 7   Introduction … Continue reading

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Quadropolis (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: François Gandon Publisher:  Days of Wonder Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  30 – 60 Minutes Times Played:  > 5 (With 3-4 Players) Days of Wonder has a well-deserved reputation for solid production value and quality … Continue reading

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Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment (SPOILER FREE)

How to play Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment is quite easy; just open the box, read the rules, choose a leader, start a countdown timer, solve the puzzles, open the locks and then win (hopefully). It’s that easy! In all seriousness, setting up the game and learning how to play is very quick and easy since there are only six rules along with a few “Tips for Success.”

Actually playing the game is not quite as easy, but it’s a whole lot of fun! Once the “Rule” panel is removed, the game has started and the clock is ticking… Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Welcome to the Dungeon

Welcome to the Dungeon Publisher: Iello Games Designer: Masato Uesugi Artist: Paul Mafayon Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Playing Time: 30min MSRP $14.99 Release: 2015 (Original Japanese version 2013)   Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of … Continue reading

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Review of Terra by Friedemann Friese

  Designer:  Friedemann Friese Publishers: Bezier Games, HUCH! & Friends, Others Players: 2 – 6 Ages: 10 + Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: > 5     Back in 2008, Friedemann Friese (504, Power Grid) released Fauna, an animal-themed trivia … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of La Granja

La Granja Publisher: Stronghold Games Designers: Andreas Odendahl, Michael Keller Artist: Harald Lieske Players: 1-4 Ages: 12+ Playing Time: 90-120min MSRP $59.95 Release: 2014 Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: 4 Introduction In La … Continue reading

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