Tag Archives: Essen 2016

Kingdomino (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Bruno Cathala Publisher: Blue Orange Games, Pegasus Spiele, Others Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 15-20 Minutes Times Played: > 10 I love family-weight strategy games, but so far, there haven’t been many that have stood … 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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Insider (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers: Akihiro Itoh, Kwaji, Daichi Okano, Kito Shinma Publisher: Oink Games Players: 4 – 8 Ages: 9 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 12 (with 4-8 Players) Insider is a bit of “20 questions” mixed with “Werewolf” (or, … Continue reading

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Pandemic Iberia (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers: Matt Leacock, Jesus Torres Castro Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: 5 (with 2-5 Players) Pandemic Iberia made its debut at Essen 2016, receiving a much wider release in … Continue reading

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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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