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Ganz schön clever (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publisher: Schmidt Spiele Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: > 15 Roll ‘n Writes: love ‘em or hate ‘em, the throw-some-dice-and-mark-something-off mechanic has been popular in recent years. Though most … Continue reading

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The Rise of Queensdale (Spoiler Free Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Inka Brand & Markus Brand Publisher: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH Players: 2-4 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: 20 (Entire Campaign) The Rise of Queensdale is a competitive legacy game from famed design duo Inka and … Continue reading

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Lost Cities: Das Abenteuer To Go (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Kosmos Players: 2 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: > 5 Lost Cities: Das Abenteuer To Go (a.k.a. Lost Cities: To Go) is the latest game in the award-winning Lost Cities/Keltis line of … Continue reading

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Simon Neale: Review of Finca

Finca Designer: Ralf zur Linde & Wolfgang Sentkler Publisher: Hans im Glück Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 – 45 minutes Times played: 25+ With the long awaited re-release of Finca nearing the end of a successful run on Kickstarter, I thought … Continue reading

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Werewords Deluxe Edition (Kickstarter Preview by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Artwork: Roland MacDonald Players: 2 – 20 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 10 Minutes Times Played: > 20 (On a Preview Copy in Advance of Kickstarter Campaign) Werewords is in my top 20 games … Continue reading

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Power Grid: Fabled Expansion (Expansion Review by Chris Wray) (Spoiler Free)

Designer:  Friedemann Friese Publisher:  2F-Spiele, Rio Grande Players:  2-6 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  120 Minutes Per Game Times Played: 3 (The entire North America campaign for Power Grid deluxe.) Power Grid is one of my favorite games of all … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: Preview of Carcassonne für 2

Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede Publisher: Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH Players: 2 Ages: 7+ Time: 25 Minutes Times Played: 2 (With many more plays of Carcassonne…) Carcassonne für 2 is a new, inexpensive version of Carcassonne for two players.  The game comes in a nice … Continue reading

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The Fox in the Forest (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Joshua Buergel Publisher:  Renegade Game Studios, Foxtrot Games Players:  2 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played: > 5 The Fox in the Forest is a 2-player trick taking card game from Renegade Game Studios and Foxtrot … Continue reading

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Cities of Splendor: An Expansion Review

Designer:  Marc Andre Publisher:  Space Cowboys Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played:   > 6 Cities of Splendor: A Review of Four Expansions Splendor is one of my all-time favorite games.  I’ve logged more … Continue reading

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Indulgence (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Jerry D’Arcy, Rob Daviau, Justin Jacobson Publisher: Restoration Games Players: 3-4 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: > 5 As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of trick-taking card games.  I play them, collect them, … Continue reading

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