Tag Archives: Z-Man Games

Brandon Kempf – Three Games of July

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. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading

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Surviving the Purge: Ginkgopolis (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Xavier Georges Artist: Gael Lannurien Publisher: Pearl Games Players: 1-5 Time: 45-60 minutes Times Played: 49 Greg Schloesser also reviewed Ginkgopolis on the Opinionated Gamers, way back in 2013. Dale Yu also took an early look at Ginkgopolis in … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 2

Over the next few months, instead of going with my Three Games articles, I am going to take a look at my collection and try to discuss why certain titles survived the great purge of 2019. During this process I … Continue reading

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Hadara (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designers: Benjamin Schwer Artists: Dominik Mayer Publisher: Hans im Glück, Z-Man Games(Gen Con Release) Players: 2-5 Time: 45-60 Times Played: 4 “This is all in German, so it will truly be like building a civilization from scratch.” -Me Hadara is … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf: Three Games – Three In My Quiver (Travel Games)

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. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading

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Chris’s Trip to the Gathering of Friends: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

I wrote about my first couple of days at The Gathering, and this is the next installment in that series. Whereas my first post discussed specific games, this post is primarily commentary about what seems popular and some other random … Continue reading

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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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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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