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Dan Blum: Review of Stumblewood

Stumblewood Designers: Charles Bossart and Sébastien Darras Publisher: Gigamic Players: 2-6 Age: 10+ Time: 20 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Gigamic   We can roughly divide games into “decision-making games” and “skill games,” with the latter … Continue reading

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The Rise of Queensdale (Spoiler Free Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Inka Brand & Markus Brand Publisher: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH Players: 2-4 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: 20 (Entire Campaign) The Rise of Queensdale is a competitive legacy game from famed design duo Inka and … Continue reading

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Lost Cities: Das Abenteuer To Go (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Kosmos Players: 2 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: > 5 Lost Cities: Das Abenteuer To Go (a.k.a. Lost Cities: To Go) is the latest game in the award-winning Lost Cities/Keltis line of … Continue reading

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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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