Tag Archives: Stronghold Games

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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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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Chris Wray: My Gen Con Most Anticipated List

I’ll arrive in Indianapolis later today, and I’m excited for Gen Con 2017 to get started.   This will be my third year at Gen Con, and thanks to Eric Martin’s amazing new BGG preview tool, I’m better prepared this … Continue reading

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Terraforming Mars Hellas & Elysium (Expansion Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Jacob Fryxelius Publisher:  Stronghold Games Artists:  Isaac Fryxelius Players:  1 – 5 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  90 – 120 Minutes Times Played: > 6 (On Review Copy from the Publisher) Terraforming Mars has been one of the hottest … Continue reading

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Geekway to the West 2017 (Convention Report by Chris Wray)

I look forward to Geekway to the West every year.  Held in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Geekway is a staple of the gaming scene in the Midwest, especially among us Missourians.  This year’s convention sold out in record time, and … Continue reading

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5 Questions About Fields of Green (Game Review)

Designer: Vangelis Bagiartakis Publishers: Artipia Games/Stronghold Games Players: 2-4 Time: 45 minutes Ages: 12+ Games Played: 5 (with a review copy)   Q: Farming? Again?! Yes, farming. At least it’s not zombies and/or a nearly themeless business engine-building game. (I’m … Continue reading

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La Granja: No Siesta! (Game Review)

  Designers: Andreas “ode” Odendahl Publishers: Stronghold Games Players: 1-4 Time: 30-45 minutes Ages: 10+ Times Played:5 (with review copy provided by Stronghold Games)   I wanted to start this review by making some kind of sweeping pronouncement about the … Continue reading

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