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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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10 Great 2-Player Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Two-player games have a special place in our hobby.  Not only are they historically significant — many of the classics like Chess to Go are for pairs of players — but they are also especially relevant for those of us … Continue reading

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Cabo Deluxe Edition (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers: Mandy Henning, Melissa Limes Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On a review copy.) Cabo is a fast-playing card game designed by Mandy Henning and Melissa Limes.  … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Games of 2019

Another year has passed, so it is time for our annual list of “best of” games from the previous year.  Each writer was given space to put in their personal list. If you missed it, a few days ago we … Continue reading

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Ticket to Ride London (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Alan R. Moon Publisher:  Days of Wonder Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  10-15 Minutes Times Played:  > 5  Ticket to Ride is doubtlessly the most famous of the train games.  Fifteen years after Alan Moon’s … Continue reading

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10 Great Ticket to Ride Maps (Article by Chris Wray)

Alan R. Moon’s Ticket to Ride is one of the favorite games among writers of this site.  It was #1 on our list of 50 Modern Classics, and it was #1 on our list of games to play first when … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Gen Con Most Anticipated List (2019)

We’re less than two weeks away, and I’m excited for Gen Con 2019. This will be my fifth year at the event, and my now-annual tradition of scrolling through Eric Martin’s amazing BGG preview tool is complete.  As I say … Continue reading

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Games That Deserve a Reprint: Wrap-up

This is the final installment in our series called Games That Deserve a Reprint.  In the first four article this week, we walked through 20 games that we think deserve a reprint.  Here are the links: #20 to #16 #15 … Continue reading

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