Tag Archives: Gen Con 2016

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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Terraforming Mars (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Jacob Fryxelius Publisher:  Stronghold Games Artists:  Daniel Fryxelius, Isaac Fryxelius Players:  1 – 5 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  90 – 120 Minutes Times Played: 4 Terraforming Mars is one of the hottest games of 2016.  The game sold … Continue reading

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Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Chuck D. Yager, Based on Pandemic by Matt Leacock Publisher:  Z-Man Games Artists:  Chris Quilliams, Atha Kanaani, Philippe Guérin Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  About 40 Minutes Times Played: 4 I first played Pandemic: Reign … Continue reading

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Ticket to Ride Rails & Sails (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Alan R. Moon Publisher:  Days of Wonder Players:  2 – 5 Ages:  8 and Up Time:  90 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 Alan Moon’s Ticket to Ride is among my all-time favorite games, so I was looking forward to … Continue reading

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Hit Z Road (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Martin Wallace Publisher:  Space Cowboys Players:  1 – 4 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  30 to 60 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 Hit Z Road is a Zombie-themed horror board game about a road trip from Chicago to Los … Continue reading

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The Last Friday (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Antonio Ferrara, Sebastiano Fiorillo Publisher:  Ares Games Players:  2 – 6 (Best with 6) Ages:  14 and Up Time:  30-120 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 The Last Friday (which I’m going to call “Last Friday”) is a hidden movement, … Continue reading

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Beyond Baker Street (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Robin Lees, Steve Mackenzie Publisher:  Z-Man Games Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  13 and Up Time:  20 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 I was drawn to Beyond Baker Street when I heard it compared favorably to Hanabi —  which … Continue reading

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Codenames Pictures (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Vlaada Chvátil Publisher:  Czech Games Edition Players:  2 – 8 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  10-20 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 Codenames Pictures is the much-anticipated follow-up to Vlaada Chvátil’s Codenames, winner of the 2016 Spiel des Jahres.  Czech … Continue reading

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Gen Con Day Four: Concluding Thoughts

Gen Con Day Four: Concluding Thoughts With Gen Con 2016 now behind us, I wanted to offer my concluding thoughts on the convention, put together my anecdotal list of the top 20 hottest games, and offer thoughts on a few … Continue reading

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Gen Con Day Three: What’s Hot, and What I Played

Saturday seemed to be the most crowded day yet, which is normal, but I was still able to get in plays of some solid games.  Below are updates on what’s hot, what’s sold out, and a couple of fun pictures … Continue reading

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