Tag Archives: Japan

Encyclopaedist (a review)

Designer: Sengoku Ichiro (千石 一郎)Publisher: 数寄ゲームズ (Suki Games)Players: 3Playing Time: 20-30 minutesTimes Played: 3 on purchased physical copies; a few more times with a Google Sheets mock-up I’m going to talk below about the many ways I love Encyclopaedist and … Continue reading

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Age of Assassins (a review)

Designer: Muneyuki Yokouchi (横内宗幸)Publisher: 操られ人形館 (Ayatsurare Ningyoukan)Players: 3-4Playing Time: 30 minutesTimes Played: 8 (some on a friend’s copy, some on a copy I purchased (1st ed.), some on a second copy I purchased (3rd ed.)) I first played Age of … Continue reading

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Osaka and Tokyo Spring Game Market 2021 Anticipation Post

Hi folks – As I usually do twice a year, I want to highlight some of the titles that have recently been released in Japan, or will be shortly; I’ll touch on games that I’m eager to play, games I … Continue reading

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ZEN Tiles Solo

I’m not good at talking about my emotions and have never gotten the hang of meditating. That’s why I bought this game and why I’m sharing it with you on January One. I’m reminded of one of my first visits … Continue reading

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Suzie-Q

Designer: Hisashi HayashiArtist: Ryo NyamoPublisher: OKAZU BrandPlayers: 2-5Ages: 8+Playing Time: 20 minutesTimes Played: 4 with a purchased copy Suzie-Q an auction of game of sorts, though it feels a bit odd to describe it that way. More specifically, it’s an … Continue reading

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Let Me Off

Designer: kino (@kino211)Publisher: [none](EN Rules, JP Rules)Players: 3-4Playing Time: 30-45 minutesTimes Played: Let Me Off is a trick-taking game that was originally submitted to kumagoro’s “Trick Taking Party” design competition in 2017. I’ve played a handful of the games that were … Continue reading

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