Reviewed by Joe Huber

GOODS MAKER (Studio GG, 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 20-40 minutes; 2420¥ [about $23)]


While there are a number of very interesting games coming out of Japan (just as is the case elsewhere), there are particular designers to look for.  Hisashi Hayashi has perhaps had the greatest success; he has been releasing multiple games every year with a significant number picked up for larger printings.  Kenichi Tanabe hasn’t quite managed the level of international success but still is a designer I keep an eye out for.  Kuro has designed a truly impressive range of designs and with a level of output most game designers can only marvel at.  And then there is Shun Taguchi, a.k.a. Shun.

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