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Chris’s Trip to the Gathering of Friends: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

This is my second post documenting my trip to the Gathering of Friends.  Today I wanted to highlight two games that have stood out: Ultimate Werewolf Legacy and Rise of Queensdale.  I’ve played an entire chapter of the former (3 … 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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Werewords Deluxe Edition (Kickstarter Preview by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Artwork: Roland MacDonald Players: 2 – 20 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 10 Minutes Times Played: > 20 (On a Preview Copy in Advance of Kickstarter Campaign) Werewords is in my top 20 games … Continue reading

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Werebeasts (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Jeremie Kletzkine Publisher: Bezier Games Artwork: Victor Perez Corbella Players: 5 – 10 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: > 12 (On the Kickstarter Deluxe Edition) As regular readers know, I’m a huge fan of social … Continue reading

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Smile (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Michael Schacht Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 3 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: > 5 Smile is a newly-released card game from Z-Man Games.  The first thing I noticed about Smile was the cool … Continue reading

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The Palace of Mad King Ludwig (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 13 and Up Time: 75 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On Review Copy Provided by the Publisher) The Palace of Mad King Ludwig is the latest full-sized strategy game … Continue reading

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Crossfire (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi Publisher: Plaid Hat Games Players: 5 – 10 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 5-10 Minutes Times Played: > 5 Crossfire is a social deduction game set in the world of Specter Ops.  In this latest creation by … Continue reading

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Power Grid: Fabled Expansion (Expansion Review by Chris Wray) (Spoiler Free)

Designer:  Friedemann Friese Publisher:  2F-Spiele, Rio Grande Players:  2-6 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  120 Minutes Per Game Times Played: 3 (The entire North America campaign for Power Grid deluxe.) Power Grid is one of my favorite games of all … Continue reading

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Charterstone (Game Review by Chris Wray) (Spoiler Free)

Designer: Jamey Stegmaier Publisher: Stonemaier Games Players: 1 – 6 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 45 – 75 Minutes Times Played: 12 (The entire campaign.) Charterstone is the latest creation of Jamey Stegmaier and his publishing company, Stonemaier Games.  Though … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: Preview of Carcassonne für 2

Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede Publisher: Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH Players: 2 Ages: 7+ Time: 25 Minutes Times Played: 2 (With many more plays of Carcassonne…) Carcassonne für 2 is a new, inexpensive version of Carcassonne for two players.  The game comes in a nice … Continue reading

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