Tag Archives: NSV

Congratulations to the 2020 Spiel des Jahres nominees!

The Spiel des Jahres jury announced their nominees and recommendations this morning. Congratulations to the nominees! We’ve listed them below, but we’ve only put in the names of the German publishers (or what we assume is the German publisher). Links … Continue reading

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Essen 2019, Day 0: Initial Thoughts, and What I Played (Article by Chris Wray)

Essen 2019 will officially start tomorrow, but Day Zero (or “setup day”) was today. Today starts my daily coverage of the fair, including mini-reviews of what I played.

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Silver & Gold (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Artist: Oliver Feudenreich Publisher: Nurnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag Players: 2-4 Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: 5 “I bet you thought I was going to sing that Burl Ives Christmas song, didn’t ya? Well, you were right!”             -John 5/4/19 Phil … Continue reading

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10 Great Roll ‘n Writes (Article by Chris Wray)

The “roll ‘n write” genre is having a moment.  Though the mechanic has existed for quite some time — I’d (perhaps controversially) describe Yahtzee as a roll ‘n write — the number of new title available has exploded in the … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf: Three Games – Roll and Writes

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, but for one reason or another, … Continue reading

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Illusion (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publisher: Pandasaurus (U.S. Release), NSV (Germany) Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 10 Illusion is a card game in which players attempt to order cards by the percentage of … Continue reading

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The Mind (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publisher: NSV Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: > 5 The Mind is a newly-released cooperative card game from publisher Nurnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag (NSV) and designer Wolfgang Warsch.  The Mind sold out … Continue reading

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