Tag Archives: Z-Man Games

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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Pandemic Iberia (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers: Matt Leacock, Jesus Torres Castro Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: 5 (with 2-5 Players) Pandemic Iberia made its debut at Essen 2016, receiving a much wider release in … Continue reading

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Castellion

Design by Shadi Torbey Published by Z-Man Games 1 – 2 Players, 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser I am generally not attracted to solitaire games as I honestly do not have the opportunity often enough to play them. … Continue reading

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A Feast for Odin (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Uwe Rosenberg Publisher:  Feuerland Spiele, Z-Man Games Artist: Dennis Lohausen Players:  1 – 4 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  30 Minutes Per Player Times Played: 5 (With 1, 2, and 3 Players) Uwe Rosenberg’s latest design, A Feast for … Continue reading

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Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Chuck D. Yager, Based on Pandemic by Matt Leacock Publisher:  Z-Man Games Artists:  Chris Quilliams, Atha Kanaani, Philippe Guérin Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  About 40 Minutes Times Played: 4 I first played Pandemic: Reign … Continue reading

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Beyond Baker Street (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Robin Lees, Steve Mackenzie Publisher:  Z-Man Games Players:  2 – 4 Ages:  13 and Up Time:  20 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 I was drawn to Beyond Baker Street when I heard it compared favorably to Hanabi —  which … Continue reading

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GenCon 2016 Mega Rundown – G to Z

  Time to head into part two of the 2016 Mega Rundown.  Yes, we did A to G yesterday, and today we do G to Z.  There’s a lot of G’s around, OK?  More photos to scroll by until you pass … Continue reading

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GenCon 2016 Mega Rundown – Kids Games

I was able to attend GenCon for a couple days this year.  As a gamer with children (and a writer for GamerDad.com) I have a special place in my heart for games I can play with my kids.  The following … Continue reading

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