Tag Archives: Essen 2013

Game Review – Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

 Designer: Vlaada Chvátil Publisher: CGE / Z-Man Games Players: 2-4 Time: 60 minutes (though I’d say closer to 45) Ages: 12 (officially – though my 8 year old does just fine with it) Times Played: 7 (with review copy provided … Continue reading

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Ben McJunkin: Review of Wildcatters

Wildcatters Designers: Rolf Sagel & André Spil Publisher: RASS / Vendetta Players: 3-4 | Ages: 12+ | Time: 120 mins. Wildcatters is a criminally under-the-radar title from a pair of first-time designers, Rolf Sagel and André Spil.  The game pits … Continue reading

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Mark Jackson: Essen First Impressions – Vlaada! – Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends & Galaxy Trucker: The Latest Models

Once again, I’m following in Dale’s footsteps here – and he has a long blurb on the start of his posts that explains his logic (which is sound) and intentions (which are good). We’ll just skip that & get to … Continue reading

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Mark Jackson: Essen First Impressions – The Russians Are Coming! – World of Tanks: Rush & Desktopia

I’m following in Dale’s footsteps here – and he has a long blurb on the start of his posts that explains his logic (which is sound) and intentions (which are good). We’ll just skip that & get to the game … Continue reading

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Review – Space Cadets: Dice Duel

Designer: Geoff & Sydney Englestein Publisher: Stronghold Games Players: 4-8 (officially – though I’ll argue that it works for 2-3 as well) Time: 30 minutes Ages: 14+ (officially – though my 8 year old does just fine with it) Times … Continue reading

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Essen 2013: Teach a Gamer to Fish…

…and he’ll own a copy of Haba’s award-winning game Kayanak for the rest of his life. Well, that is, if he picked one up before it went out of print a few years ago. Now, thanks to the wonderful people … Continue reading

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