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Geekway to the West 2017 (Convention Report by Chris Wray)

I look forward to Geekway to the West every year.  Held in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Geekway is a staple of the gaming scene in the Midwest, especially among us Missourians.  This year’s convention sold out in record time, and … Continue reading

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Review of Escape Room The Game – Welcome to Funland | Escape Room The Game – Murder Mystery (NO SPOILERS)

Escape Room The Game [OG Review] is a cooperative “escape the room” game from Spin Master Ltd. that was released in 2016. The base game contains four different Adventures for teams to explore and experience. Plays must work together to solve several puzzles before time runs out. Verifying that each puzzle has been solved correctly requires the use of an electronic Chrono Decoder and associated Keys. The Chrono Decoder is unique to this game system and is used in several ways, including: it’s the game timer, it contains various ciphers needed to solve puzzles, and it verifies the code – entered by inserting Keys into the device – for each part of the Adventure. Shortly after the release of Escape Room The Game, two separate expansion packs were also released for the game: Welcome to Funland (Difficulty 3.5/5) and
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Play These Games First: Other Recommendations

What games would we recommend that aspiring (but wholly inexperienced) gamers play first?  This is the final article in a three part series, and today we discuss our other recommendations that didn’t make the top 10. We ran through details … Continue reading

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Play These Games First: An Introduction to Gaming (Games #5 – #1)

What games would we recommend that aspiring (but wholly inexperienced) gamers play first?  This is the second article in a three part series, and today we discuss the top five most recommended games. We ran through details of the project … Continue reading

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Play These Games First: An Introduction to Gaming (Games #10 – #6)

A few weeks ago, a former coworker with little gaming experience asked me for a list of recommended board games.  He loved the classics as a child, and he had tried a couple of modern titles, but he wanted to … Continue reading

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LYNGK (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kris Burm Publisher:  Huch! & Friends; Rio Grande Players:  2 Ages:  13 and Up Time:  30-60 Minutes Times Played:  > 5 LYNGK is the seventh (arguably eighth) game in the GIPF Project, an award-winning series of abstract games by … Continue reading

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Werewords (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 4 – 10 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 10 Minutes Times Played: 4 Werewords is coming this summer from Bezier Games, and it is available for preorder on their site.  I’m a huge … Continue reading

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Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Paul Dennen Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 30-60 Minutes Times Played: 5 Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure has been one of the hottest games of the past few months.  Not only has … Continue reading

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Century: Spice Road (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi Publisher: Plan B Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30-45 Minutes Times Played: > 14 Century: Spice Road — a game designed by Emerson Matsuuchi and published by Plan B Games — will … Continue reading

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Veggie Garden (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kelly North Adams Publisher: Quick Simple Fun Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: 5 (On Review Copy from the Publisher) Quick Simple Fun Games is a relatively new publisher, and a … Continue reading

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