Tag Archives: Card Games

Lost Cities: Rivals (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Kosmos Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 40 Minutes Times Played: > 5 Lost Cities: Rivals is the latest game in the award-winning Lost Cities/Keltis line of games.  Released earlier this month at … Continue reading

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Nimble (Game Review by Chris Wray)

  Designer: Peter Jürgensen Publisher: Stronghold Games; Edition Spielwiese Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 6 and Up Time: 1 – 5 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On Review Copy from Publisher) Nimble is a fast-paced reaction game in which players … Continue reading

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Illusion (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publisher: Pandasaurus (U.S. Release), NSV (Germany) Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 10 Illusion is a card game in which players attempt to order cards by the percentage of … Continue reading

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The Mind (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publisher: NSV Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: > 5 The Mind is a newly-released cooperative card game from publisher Nurnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag (NSV) and designer Wolfgang Warsch.  The Mind sold out … Continue reading

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Smile (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Michael Schacht Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 3 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: > 5 Smile is a newly-released card game from Z-Man Games.  The first thing I noticed about Smile was the cool … 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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Review of Pups

Pups is competitive trick-taking card game in which players are dog trainers using their packs of loveable pups to complete in a series of legendary canine showdowns to become the top dog. During each of seven rounds, trainers will receive a pack of seven Pups, bid on how many showdowns can be won during the round, complete in a series of showdowns by playing Pups with the highest valued one winning, and then collect Reward Treats for successful bids or Penalty Poos for failures. The trainer that has earned the most overall treats wins and is declared Top Dog! Continue reading

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Hanamikoji (Re-Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kota Nakayama Publisher: Quick Simple Fun Games; EmperorS4 Games Players: 2 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 10 Quick Simple Fun games released Hanamikoji in the U.S. in December.  The game is currently up for … Continue reading

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Raven (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Bob Kamp Publisher: Drive Thru Cards Players: 2 – 6 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30+ Minutes Times Played: > 5 (on Review Copy Provided by the Designer) Raven, a trick taking card designed by Bob Kamp and available … Continue reading

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Review of Herbaceous

Herbaceous is self-described as “a flavorful card game” in which players can “relax while enjoying this elegant game of picking and potting herbs.” The objective is to score the most points by potting the best collection of herbs. To do this, players take turns drawing and planting herbs into the Community Garden and their individual Private Gardens, and later picking those herbs to pot into various containers. Every player has an identical set of Container Cards, but each type of container has different requirements for what it can hold. Points are scored at the end of the game based on the number of Herb Cards potted in each container.

Herbaceous is the fifth game successfully crowdfunded by Eduardo Baraf and Pencil First Games using Kickstarter. The campaign ended on September 23, 2016 and was supported by 2,208 backers. The game shipped to backers in January 2017. Continue reading

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