Reviewed by Andrea “Liga” Ligabue
BARRAGE (Cranio Creations, 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 120 minutes; $89.99)
Published by Cranio Creations in 2019 (thanks to a kickstarter campaign with more than 4.000 backers), Barrage, from Simone Luciani (who has given us great designs like Tzolki’n: The Mayan Calendar and The Voyages of Marco Polo) and Tommaso Battistas, is actually in the top 100 for strategic games and in the top 200 in BGG overall. Barrage takes place in a dystopic 1930 where hydroelectric energy provided by the rivers is the best source. Players compete to access water and use it to work their powerhouse.