Tag Archives: Stronghold Games

Chris Wray: My Essen 2018 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2018 is a little more than two weeks away, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’18 Preview on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The … Continue reading

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Paper Tales (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Masato Uesugi Publisher: Stronghold Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On Review Copy from Publisher) Paper Tales is a card game in which players draft units to bring glory … Continue reading

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Terraforming Mars: Prelude (Expansion Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Jacob Fryxelius Publisher:  Stronghold Games Artists:  Isaac Fryxelius Players:  1 – 5 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  90 – 120 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On Review Copy from the Publisher) Terraforming Mars is one of the hobby’s biggest … Continue reading

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Nimble (Game Review by Chris Wray)

  Designer: Peter Jürgensen Publisher: Stronghold Games; Edition Spielwiese Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 6 and Up Time: 1 – 5 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On Review Copy from Publisher) Nimble is a fast-paced reaction game in which players … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2018, Day 2: What’s Hot, and What I Played (Chris Wray)

Day two at Gen Con has always been, at least for me, considerably more relaxed than the first day.  I headed for the CMON booth early and grabbed Gizmos (for a buddy) and Railroad Ink, then did a final scan … Continue reading

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Fast Forward from Friedemann Friese – A Triple Review

  Designer: Friedemann Friese Publishers: 2F and Stronghold Games Players: 2-4 (Fear), 2-4 (Fortress), 1-4 (Flee) Time: 15 minutes (Fear & Fortress), 75-90 minutes (Flee) Ages: 12+ Games Played: 7 (Fear), 4 (Fortress), 3 (Flee)… all with review copies provided … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: Quick Thoughts on 10 More Essen Games

I’ll begin churning out reviews soon, but I’ve enjoyed playing more than 50 Spiel ’17 titles since the end of October.  I wrote a list a few weeks ago with quick thoughts on 10 Essen games, and this is a … Continue reading

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Flamme Rouge

Designer: Asger Harding Granerud Publishers: Lautapelit.fi & Stronghold Games Players: 2-4 Time: 30-45 minutes Ages: 8+ Games Played: 9 (with a review copy provided by Stronghold Games)   My ability to speak French is nicht sehr guht. Yes, I know … 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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Essen Day One: What was hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

As with my past coverage, I’ll be posting each night about (1) what’s hot, (2) what I played, and (3) general thoughts on the convention.  I didn’t get the chance to play many games today, but I did get 90+% … Continue reading

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