Tag Archives: Japan

タイムパラトリックス (Time Palatrix)

Designer: 新澤 大樹 (Taiki Shinzawa)Artist: 菅原 美沙穂 (Misaho Sugawara)Publisher: 倦怠期 (Kentaiki)Players: 3-4Ages: 8+Playing Time: 40 minutesTimes Played: 7 with a purchased copy I’ve delayed writing about this game since May and re-written this introduction several times, so I suppose enough with … Continue reading

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ノコスダイス (Nokosu Dice)

Designer: Yusuke MatsumotoArtist: 別府さい (Sai Beppu)Publisher: engamesPlayers: 3-4Ages: 10+Playing Time: 30-45 minutesTimes Played: 5 with a review copy Nokosu Dice was one of many trick-taking games released at Tokyo Game Market this fall. Rather, I should say, re-released. It was … Continue reading

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Autumn Game Market Anticipation Post (ゲームマーケット2019秋プレビュー)

Autumn Tokyo Game Market, which I may occasionally slip up and refer to as “Fall”, is happening next weekend, while I’ll be at BGG.CON. Thankfully, that means I’ll miss the last few days of announcements and updates, lest I find … Continue reading

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ゲットコネクト (GET CONNECT)

Designer: あかさたな (Akasatana)Artist: あかさたな (Akasatana)Publisher: サークル713 (Circle 713)Players: 2-4Ages: 6+Playing Time: 5-20 minutesTimes Played: 4 with a purchased copy Here’s a sign I saw outside my favorite corner bar one day. When I say favorite corner bar, uh,… I’ve never … Continue reading

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なつめも (Natsumemo)

Designer: 宮野 華也 (Kaya Miyano)Artist: Riyo, Tansan & Co., 新月竜 (Shingetsuryu)Publisher: cosaicPlayers: 3-6Ages: 8+Playing Time: 30-45 minutesTimes Played: 6 with a purchased copy This is my nephew, and one of my best friends, watching 4000 gallons a minute of boiling … Continue reading

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みんなのお茶請け (Everyone’s Served)

Designer: HAMMERArtist: Ryo NyamoPublisher: Hammer WorksPlayers: 3-6Ages: 8+Playing Time: 20 minutesTimes Played: 5 with a purchased copy Everyone’s Served is billed as a “trick-taking” game, though it has a single suit with cards numbered 1 to 48.  It’s not the … Continue reading

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DAZZLING DICELINE

Designer: Masaki Suga (須賀 正樹)Artist: Saori Shibata (柴田 沙央里)Publisher: analog lunchbox (アナログランチボックス)Players: 3-4Ages: 14+Playing Time: 45-60 minutesTimes Played: 4 with a purchased copy DAZZLING DICELINE is a dice drafting worker placement game that asks questions about priorities: unlocking end game … Continue reading

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くだものがたり (Fruitale)

Designer: Iori Tsukinami (月並いおり)Artist: Nariko (ナリコ), Suzuko (鈴子) Publisher: 吉々庵 (Kichikichian) Players: 4-10Ages: 8+Playing Time: 20-40 minutesTimes Played: 3 with a purchased copy Fruitale is one of the roll-and-write titles released at the 2019 Spring Tokyo Game Market, or, to be more … Continue reading

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Photome’s (フォトムズ)

Designer: Iori Tsukinami (月並いおり)Artist: Tansan & Co., 赤瀬よぐ (Akase Yogu)Publisher: DEAR SPIELEPlayers: 2-6Ages: 6+Playing Time: 20 minutesTimes Played: 3 with a purchased copy  Photome’s follows in the fresh footsteps of Savannah Smile. The distant tracks of Auf Fotosafari in Ombagassa. … Continue reading

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Across the United States

Designer: Hisahi HayashiArtist: Ryo NyamoPublisher: OKAZU BrandPlayers: 2-5Ages: 8+Playing Time: 60 minutesTimes Played: 7 with a purchased copy There’s nothing new going on in Across the United States. It’s not a game that you can point at and say it … Continue reading

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