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Winter 2022 GA Report

 

20 YEARS OF CARCASSONNE: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION by Chris Wray Few games achieve the commercial and critical acclaim of Carcassonne. Following its 2001 Spiel des Jahres win, Carcassonne and ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy ANNO 1800 (Kosmos, 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 120 minutes; $69.95) The Industrial Age was an age of transformation as societies moved from ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy ART DECKO (Rio Grande Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 30-60 minutes; $44.95) The art world has often ben the subject of games, ...
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Reviewed by James Davis ASSASSIN'S CREED: BROTHERHOOD OF VENICE (Triton Noir, 1 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 30-90 minutes; $239) If you are a major geek like myself, ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy BLANK SLATE (USAopoly, 3 to 8 players, ages 8 and up, 20-35 minutes; $24.99) What do you do when you have more than the customary four ...
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Reviewed by Chris Kovac THE BUILDERS: MIDDLE AGES & THE BUILDERS: ANTIGUITY (Asmodee, 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, 30-45 minutes; $17.99 each) The Builders: Middle Ages and ...
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TWENTY + 2 + 2 + 4U Let's face it: the last year - actually the last TWO years - have been awful (to say the least)! The worldwide pandemic ...
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[In this issue, we feature the latest design from Glenn Drover: Lizard Wizard. This game revisits the land of Astoria, replacing finance with fantasy in a semi-sequel to Drover's previous ...
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Reviewed by Kevin Whitmore LISBON TRAM 28 (MEBO Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up, 45-60 minutes; €29.95) Lisbon Tram 28 is a 2021 game released by MEBO ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy LIZARD WIZARD (Forbidden Games, 1 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, 90 minutes; $49.99) Welcome to Astoria, a land of magic! But all is not ...
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Reviewed by Greg J. Schloesser MINI GOLF DESIGNER (Thematic Games, 1 to 5 players, ages 12 and up, 90-120 minutes; $50) I have always been enamored by mini-golf.  I have ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy MOONRAKERS (IV Games, 1 to 5 players, ages 14 and up, 60-120 minutes; $65) In the future, space will be populated by mercenaries competing for dominance ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy MYSTIC PATHS (R&R Games, 2 to 6 players ages 12 and up, 20-45 minutes; $39.99) Have you ever wanted to be an apprentice in a school ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy TIGER STRIPES: THE CARD GAME (Flying Meeple, 2 to 4 players ages 7 and up, 15 minutes; $15) The transition between child and adult can be ...
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Reviewed by Robert Marti VENICE (Braincrack Games, 1 to 5 players, ages 12 and up, 30-90 minutes; £55) Are you up for an adventure?  Then come with me and explore ...
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Reviewed by Andrea "Liga" Ligabue WITCHSTONE (R&R Games/HUCH!, 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 60-90 minutes; $49.99) Martino Chiacchiera is probably best known in the World of Games ...
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Fall 2021 GA Report

 

ADVENTURES WITH D&D by Selwyn Ward My history with Dungeons & Dragons is long but discontinuous. I was first introduced to the game in the 1970s when TSR’s A5 white ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy ATHENEUM: MYSTIC LIBRARY (Renegade Game Studios, 2-5 players, ages 10 and up, 30-45 minutes; $45) I have a love for games and books. Both are able ...
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Reviewed by Chris Kovac CARNEGIE (Tesla Games/Quined Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 3 to 4 hours; $160) Carnegie is a two to four player worker placement ...
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Reviewed by Eric Brosius CAT IN THE BOX (Ayatsurare Ningyoukan, 3 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, 30-45 minutes;  2500¥/about $22.50) Cat in the Box is a card game ...
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BY, BUY, BYE Despite the title of this Editorial, we are not going to revisit an NSYNC hit from 2000. No, the "by, buy, bye" of this Editorial is not ...
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Reviewed by Andrea "Liga" Ligabue FURNACE (Arcane Wonders, 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 30-60 minutes; $39.99) Players take on the roles of 19th-century capitalists building their industrial ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy LOST CITIES: ROLL AND WRITE (Kosmos, 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and up, 30 minutes; $14.95) It seems an inescapable fact that if a game ...
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Reviewed by Joe Huber LUZ (Korokorodou/Big Cat Games, 3 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, 30-45 minutes; $35) One of the most popular game design challenges is coming up ...
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Reviewed by Greg J. Schloesser SANTA MONICA (AEG, 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up; 45-60 minutes; $39.99) While I have traveled to California several times, I have not ...
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Reviewed by James Davis STORM ABOVE THE REICH (GMT Games, 1 to 2 players, ages 12 and up, 30-60 minutes; $95) The United States Eighth Air Force deployed to England ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy SUPER MEGA LUCKY BOX (Gamewright, 1 to 6 players, ages 8 and up, 20 minutes; $15.99) This is a time of year when the Holiday Gift-Giving ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy TEN (AEG, 1 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, 15-30 minutes; $19.99) Push-your-luck games have always found an audience and luck, nerve and a bit ...
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Reviewed by Chris Wray TERRAFORMING MARS: ARES EXPEDITION (Stronghold Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 45-60 minutes; $40) After its 2016 release, Terraforming Mars (Summer 2017 Gamers ...
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Reviewed by Robert Marti THE MAGNIFICENT (Aporta Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 60-90 minutes; $60) Last time we explored Trickerion, a heavy Euro-style game where you ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy WHIRLING WITCHCRAFT (AEG, 2 to 5 players, ages 14 and up, 30 minutes; $39.95) As this issue goes to press, Halloween is just around the corner: ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy WOLFWALKERS - MY STORY (Value Add Gamers, 2 players, ages 8 and up, 25 minutes; $23.99) Sometimes a TV series or film will inspire the creation ...
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Summer 2021 GA Report

 

Reviewed by Chris Kovac AUTOMOBILES (Alderac Entertainment Group [AEG], 10 and up, 2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, 45-75 minutes; $49.99) Automobiles is a bag builder (building up ...
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Reviewed by Andrea "Liga" Ligabue DUAL POWERS: REVOLUTION 1917 (Thunderworks Games, 1-2 players, ages 13 and up, 45 minutes; $39.95) When We, the People was published late in 1993 (featured ...
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SO HIGH, SO LOW Not much good has come out of the year and a half or so that the Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged the world - and, while we ...
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[In this issue, we feature Red Rising, a new game from Jamey Stegmaier and Alexander Schmidt. In their designer notes, they reference the influence that Fantasy Realms had on the ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy JURASSIC PARTS (25the Century Games, 2 to 5 players ages 13 and up, 30-40 minutes; $30) Even before the discovery of King Tut's tomb, even before ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy LIONS OF LYDIA (Bellweather Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 13 and up, 30-60 minutes; $39.99) Anyone who has ever seen Cabaret knows that "money makes ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy MANDALA STONES (Board & Dice, 2 to 4 players, 30 minutes, ages 10 and up; $40) Abstract games are a game category unto itself. While many ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy NIDAVELLIR (GRRRE Games/Hatchette Boardgames, 2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, 45 minutes; $39.99) There's always something. Here you are living in a peaceful and ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy OHANAMI (Pandasaurus Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up, 20 minutes;  $14.99) When Cherry Blossoms bloom, their stunning color and vibrancy makes it a ...
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Reviewed by Chris Wray PALEO (Hans im Glück/Z-man Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, 45-85 minutes; $59.99) Many games try to evoke the feeling of exploration, but ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy RED RISING (Stonemaier Games, 1 to 6 players, ages 14 and up, 45-60 minutes; $40, collector's edition $60) The dystopian future world postulated in the novels ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy SUBASTRAL (Renegade Games Studio, 2 to 5 players ages 10 and up, 15-30 minutes; $21.99) The planet we share is a beautiful thing. If you take ...
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Reviewed by Greg J. Schloesser TRAILS OF TUCANA (Matagot/Aporta Games, 1 to 8 players, ages 8 and up, 15-30 minutes; $21.99) I have always been intrigued by exploration, finding the ...
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In this issue, we welcome Robert Marti to our pages ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy UNFORGIVEN: THE LINCOLN ASSASSINATION TRIAL (Green Feet Games, 2 players, ages 13 and up, 25 minutes; $34.99) It's been said that the last casualty of the ...
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Reviewed by James Davis ZERO LEADER (Dan Verssen Games [DVG}, 1 player, ages 12 and up, 45-120 minutes; $109.99) In high school, while I was blissfully happy playing games, Dan ...
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