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Caverna Cave vs Cave (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Uwe Rosenberg Publisher:  Mayfair; Lookout Artists:  Klemens Franz Players:  1 – 2 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  20 Minutes (Solo) or 40 Minutes (2-Player) Times Played: > 5 (Both Solo and 2-Player) Uwe Rosenberg loves making 2-player versions of … Continue reading

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Terraforming Mars Hellas & Elysium (Expansion Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Jacob Fryxelius Publisher:  Stronghold Games Artists:  Isaac Fryxelius Players:  1 – 5 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  90 – 120 Minutes Times Played: > 6 (On Review Copy from the Publisher) Terraforming Mars has been one of the hottest … Continue reading

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Bärenpark (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Publisher: Lookout, Mayfair Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30-45 Minutes Times Played: > 5 In Bärenpark, you enter the business of building a zoological park of bears.  The game is centered around polyominoes … Continue reading

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Tempel des Schreckens (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Yusuke Sato Publisher: Schmidt Spiele Players: 3 – 10 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 12 I’m a big fan of social deduction games (as I detailed at this Geeklist), and Tempel des Shreckens (“Temple … Continue reading

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One Night Ultimate Alien (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach, Akihisa Okui Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 4 – 10 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 10 Minutes Times Played: > 5 I’m a big fan of social deduction games (as I detailed at this Geeklist) and the “One … Continue reading

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Draconis Invasion (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Jeff Lai Publisher:  KEJI Inc. Players:  1 – 6 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  30-90 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 (On Review Copy from Publisher) I’m a big fan of deck building games, and between Clank, El Dorado, and … Continue reading

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Wordsy (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Gil Hova Publisher:  Formal Ferret Games Players:  1 – 6 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  20 Minutes Times Played:   > 7 (with 2-4 Players) I first played Wordsy at Geekway to the West, and it was one of the … Continue reading

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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
Murder Mystery (Difficulty 3/5). Continue reading

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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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