Tag Archives: Schmidt Spiele

Dizzle (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Ralf zur Linde Artist: Anna Pätzke Publishers: Schmidt Spiele & Stronghold Games Players: 1-4 Time: 30 minutes Times Played: 5 “How many damn roll and writes are going to be made?!?!” -Brandon Kempf April 2018 Well, what’s this? I’m … Continue reading

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10 Great Roll ‘n Writes (Article by Chris Wray)

The “roll ‘n write” genre is having a moment.  Though the mechanic has existed for quite some time — I’d (perhaps controversially) describe Yahtzee as a roll ‘n write — the number of new title available has exploded in the … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf: Three Games – Roll and Writes

I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point, but for one reason or another, … Continue reading

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Doppelt so Clever (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Artist: Leon Schiffer Publishers: Schmidt Spiele & Stronghold Games Players: 1-4 Time: 30 Times Played: 6 (face to face) 105 (app, Average score 193, highest score 312) The roll and write trend is going to calm down … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in February 2019…

This is the February entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in the past month that I didn’t have time to do full reviews of.  As always, I limit it to five titles, of which there’s a … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Voodoo Prince, winner of the Trick-taking Guild’s 2017 “Golden Trickster” award!

A couple of months ago, I created the Trick-taking Guild on BoardGame Geek with the goals of (1) having a forum to discuss trick-taking games, (2) giving an annual award to the best trick taking games of that year, and … Continue reading

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Ganz schön clever (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publisher: Schmidt Spiele Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: > 15 Roll ‘n Writes: love ‘em or hate ‘em, the throw-some-dice-and-mark-something-off mechanic has been popular in recent years. Though most … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: Quick Thoughts on 10 Essen Games

We’re a little over two weeks past Spiel ‘17, and I’ve played about 40 new titles.  So has my game group: every year, I invite everybody I regularly game with in Kansas and Missouri to a small get-together (called “Essen … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Essen 2017 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2017 is less than two weeks away, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’17 Preview on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The Opinionated Gamers … 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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