Tag Archives: Z-man

Essen 2018: Quick Thoughts on 5 Games (Mini Reviews by Chris Wray)

Spiel ’18 (a.k.a. Essen) starts on Thursday, so our coverage here on The Opinionated Gamers begins in the next few days.  Several of us will be at the fair, and I’ll be in town from Tuesday to Monday. I’ll be … Continue reading

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GenCon 2017 Mega Rundown – H to Z

Post number 2 of my main 2017 convention coverage. Once again I cover games, in rough alphabetical order by publisher, that inspired me enough to snap a few photos. *As always standard disclaimers apply. After learning the gist of the … 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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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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Gen Con Day One: What’s Hot, and What I Played

The first day of Gen Con 2016 is in the history books, and below I discuss four games that impressed me on the first day, but I want to first offer some general thoughts on the convention and what is … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Chimera

Chimera Publisher: Z-Man Games/Filosofia Editions Designers: Ralph Anderson Artists: Philippe Guérin, Chris Quilliams Players: 3 Ages: 14+ Playing Time: 45min Languages: English/French MSRP $19.99 Release: Q3 2014 Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Prototype Copy Number of Plays: 3 … Continue reading

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Review: Hansa Teutonica East expansion

Designer:  Andreas Steding Publisher:  Argentum Verlag; Z-man games # of players: 2-5 Ages: 12 and up Time: 60-90 mins Review by: Valerie Putman At the 2009 Spiel in Essen I picked up a nice looking Eurogame now affectionately referred to … Continue reading

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Earth Reborn Review: Mayhem Evolved

Earth Reborn  Designer: Christophe Boelinger Publisher: Z-Man Games, Ludically Players: 2-4 Ages: 13+ Time: 30 minutes-3 hours Times Played: 6x Mostly 2-player MSRP: $80 Reviewer: Frank Branham Disclaimer: I have a business relationship with Z-Man games who is publishing my … Continue reading

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Kris Hall’s First Impressions: Merchants and Marauders, Dominant Species, 7 Wonders

Like many gamers, I got to try several new games over the Christmas and New Year holidays.  Here are some of my thoughts of these new games: Dominant Species (Chad Jensen, GMT), 7 Wonders (Antoine Bauza, Repos/Asmodee), and Merchants and … Continue reading

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Game Review: Norenberc

Designer: Andreas Steding Publisher: White Goblin / Z-Man (announced) Players: 2 to 5 Ages: 12+ Time: 90 minutes Overview Let me start with a little fan girl confession; I love, love, love, love Hansa Teutonica.  I will probably write a … Continue reading

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