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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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Tournament at Camelot (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Ken Shannon, Karen Boginski, Jody Barbessi Publisher:  Wizkids Players:  3-6 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  45 Minutes Times Played: 4 (On Review Copy Provided by Publisher) Tournament at Camelot is a new King Arthur-themed trick taking game in which … Continue reading

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The Fox in the Forest (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Joshua Buergel Publisher:  Renegade Game Studios, Foxtrot Games Players:  2 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played: > 5 The Fox in the Forest is a 2-player trick taking card game from Renegade Game Studios and Foxtrot … Continue reading

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Cities of Splendor: An Expansion Review

Designer:  Marc Andre Publisher:  Space Cowboys Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Times Played:   > 6 Cities of Splendor: A Review of Four Expansions Splendor is one of my all-time favorite games.  I’ve logged more … Continue reading

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Indulgence (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Jerry D’Arcy, Rob Daviau, Justin Jacobson Publisher: Restoration Games Players: 3-4 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: > 5 As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of trick-taking card games.  I play them, collect them, … Continue reading

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