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Chris Wray: My Essen 2019 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2019 is at the end of next week, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’19 Preview Tool on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf: Three Games – Three In My Quiver (Travel Games)

I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading

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Fast Forward: Fortune (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Friedemann Friese Publisher: 2F-Spiele, Stronghold Games Players: 3 – 5 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 20 (On Review Copy from Publisher) Fortune is the fourth game in the Fast Forward series by Friedemann Friese. … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Essen 2018 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2018 is a little more than two weeks away, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’18 Preview on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in June 2018

This is the June entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in past month that I didn’t have time to do full reviews of.  As always, I limit it to five titles, of which there’s … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day Gaming News (Chris Wray)

  In honor of April Fool’s Day, here are a few highlights of gaming news.  All of this is meant in jest and good fun! Chris Wray

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Power Grid: Fabled Expansion (Expansion Review by Chris Wray) (Spoiler Free)

Designer:  Friedemann Friese Publisher:  2F-Spiele, Rio Grande Players:  2-6 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  120 Minutes Per Game Times Played: 3 (The entire North America campaign for Power Grid deluxe.) Power Grid is one of my favorite games of all … Continue reading

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Essen Day One: What was hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

As with my past coverage, I’ll be posting each night about (1) what’s hot, (2) what I played, and (3) general thoughts on the convention.  I didn’t get the chance to play many games today, but I did get 90+% … Continue reading

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Chris’s Gathering: Monday

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were about non-stop gaming, mostly of released titles, but today I made a point of playing several prototypes and playing with several different groups. As I did for the past couple of days, here’s my summary … 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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