Tag Archives: doujin

タイムパラトリックス (Time Palatrix)

Designer: 新澤 大樹 (Taiki Shinzawa)Artist: 菅原 美沙穂 (Misaho Sugawara)Publisher: 倦怠期 (Kentaiki)Players: 3-4Ages: 8+Playing Time: 40 minutesTimes Played: 7 with a purchased copy I’ve delayed writing about this game since May and re-written this introduction several times, so I suppose enough with … Continue reading

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ノコスダイス (Nokosu Dice)

Designer: Yusuke MatsumotoArtist: 別府さい (Sai Beppu)Publisher: engamesPlayers: 3-4Ages: 10+Playing Time: 30-45 minutesTimes Played: 5 with a review copy Nokosu Dice was one of many trick-taking games released at Tokyo Game Market this fall. Rather, I should say, re-released. It was … Continue reading

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Autumn Game Market Anticipation Post (ゲームマーケット2019秋プレビュー)

Autumn Tokyo Game Market, which I may occasionally slip up and refer to as “Fall”, is happening next weekend, while I’ll be at BGG.CON. Thankfully, that means I’ll miss the last few days of announcements and updates, lest I find … Continue reading

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ゲットコネクト (GET CONNECT)

Designer: あかさたな (Akasatana)Artist: あかさたな (Akasatana)Publisher: サークル713 (Circle 713)Players: 2-4Ages: 6+Playing Time: 5-20 minutesTimes Played: 4 with a purchased copy Here’s a sign I saw outside my favorite corner bar one day. When I say favorite corner bar, uh,… I’ve never … Continue reading

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みんなのお茶請け (Everyone’s Served)

Designer: HAMMERArtist: Ryo NyamoPublisher: Hammer WorksPlayers: 3-6Ages: 8+Playing Time: 20 minutesTimes Played: 5 with a purchased copy Everyone’s Served is billed as a “trick-taking” game, though it has a single suit with cards numbered 1 to 48.  It’s not the … Continue reading

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Gossip and the City (ゴシップアンドザシティ)

Designer: シマムラロックボーイ (Shimamura Rock Boy)Artist: ドウゲンロックボーイ (Dougen Rock Boy), ヤマウチロックボーイ (Yamauchi Rock Boy) Publisher: ハレルヤロックボーイ (Hallelujah Rockboy)Players: 3-5Ages: 10+Playing Time: 20-30 minutesTimes Played: 7 with a purchased copy  There are a few pieces I’m mulling over in my mind that … Continue reading

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Madrino (マドリーノ)

Designer: Aiko Oyama, Toru OyamaArtist: Aiko Oyama, Toru OyamaPublisher: NANAWARIPlayers: 3-4Ages: 8+Playing Time: 20 minutesTimes Played: 7 with a purchased copy  Madrino is a roll-and-write game about making floor plans. If I lost you at “roll-and-write”, stick with me for … Continue reading

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Creating Translations for Imported Games

(in which I mostly talk about what I do to cobble together English language translations for Japanese games when I don’t speak, read, or write any Japanese and where I also hope that some folks will chime in with what … Continue reading

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