Tag Archives: Essen 2016

Cottage Garden (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Publisher: Edition Spielwiese Artists: Andrea Boekhoff Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: 6 (With 1, 2, 3, and 4 Players) At first glance, Uwe Rosenberg’s Cottage Garden looks vaguely similar … Continue reading

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Colony (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach, Toryo Hojo, Yoshihisa Nakatsu Publisher: Bézier Games Artists: Ollin Timm, Stephanie Gustafsson, Digital Imaginary Studios Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 13 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: 5 (With 2, 3, and 4 Players) Bézier Games’s … Continue reading

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A Feast for Odin (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Uwe Rosenberg Publisher:  Feuerland Spiele, Z-Man Games Artist: Dennis Lohausen Players:  1 – 4 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Per Player Times Played: 5 (With 1, 2, and 3 Players) Uwe Rosenberg’s latest design, A Feast for … Continue reading

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7 Wonders Duel Pantheon (Expansion Review by Chris Wray)

Designers: Antoine Bauza, Bruno Cathala Publisher:  Repos Production Players:  2 – 2 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played: > 4 7 Wonders Duel Pantheon is the first expansion for 7 Wonders Duel, winner of the 2016 2-player … Continue reading

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Cry Havoc (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Grant Rodiek, Michał Oracz, Michał Walczak Publisher:  Portal Games Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  90-120 Minutes Times Played:   3 (With 2, 3, and 4 Players) “Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war.” — … Continue reading

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Eternity (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Jim Dratwa and Cyril Blondel Publisher:  Blackrock Games Artist: Virginie Rapiat Players:  3 – 5 (Solo and Two Player Rules Also Included) Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 Eternity is a trick-taking game that … Continue reading

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H.M.S. Dolores (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Bruno Faidutti, Eric M. Lang Publisher:  Lui-même, Distributed by Asmodee Artist: Vincent Dutrait Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  20 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 H.M.S. Dolores wasn’t on my radar before my arrival Spiel 2016. … Continue reading

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The Dragon & Flagon (Game Review)

    Designers: Geoff, Brian & Sydney Englestein Publishers: Stronghold Games Players: 2-8 Time: 60-90 minutes Ages: 12+ Times Played:7 (with review copy provided by Stronghold Games)   Hail and well met, young adventurer! Sit, grab a pint and let … Continue reading

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Essen Day Four: A Summary of Spiel 2016, What Was Hot, and What I Played (Chris Wray)

Spiel 2016 is in the history books!  By this afternoon the halls were emptying out, and the fair was drawing to an end. This posts covers four topics: (1) my general thoughts on Essen 2016, including publishers/designers that stood out, (2) … Continue reading

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Essen Day Three: What’s Hot, and What I Played, Plus Other Updates (Chris Wray)

Day Three was the most crowded yet, as is seemingly always the case, because German families come out en masse to participate in the fair.  This posts covers three topics: (1) what’s hot, (2) scenes from the Messe, including another jumbo game, and … Continue reading

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