FOR MEMBERS

Welcome!

 

GA Membership gives you 4 ISSUES of GA Report.

 

Here is a shortcut to the last 3!

 

Fall 2020 GA Report

 

Reviewed by Chris Kovac 1972: THE LOST PHANTOM (1 player, 30-90 minutes; www.juegosrollandwrite.com; Free) In these days of Covid lockdowns and social distancing, solitaire games have become more popular. Once ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy AQUALIN (Kosmos, 2 players, ages 8 and up, 20 minutes; $19.95) The sea is a wonderful place filled with all sorts of creatures. In Aqualin, a ...
Read More
SPIRIT OF '76 In the United States, when we speak of the "Spirit of '76", we generally refer to the birth of our nation which dates back to 1776. We ...
Read More
GAMING WHILE QUARANTINED by Eric Brosius Normally my gaming attention focuses on new games I’ve played, new games I want to try, and favorites I want to play more often.  ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy GLEN MORE II: CHRONICLES (Funtails, 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 90-120 minutes; $79.99) Sometimes, if you are lucky, a long out of print ...
Read More
[A decade ago, we travelled to Scotland (figuratively) and basked in the glory that was Glen More. With this issue, featuring Glen More II based on the original, here is ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
Reviewed by Chris Wray IWARI (Thundergryph Games, 2 to 5 players, ages 14 and up, 45 minutes; $59.99)   Few games deserve the title “modern classic” as much as Michael ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy PAN AM (Funko Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 60 minutes; $34.99) Ever since the Wright Brothers took to the skies in 1903, ...
Read More
Reviewed by James Davis SILENT VICTORY: U.S. SUBMARINES IN THE PACIFIC 1941-1945 (Consim Press/GMT Games, 1-2 players, ages 12 and up, 120-180 minutes; $55) Of all the branches of men ...
Read More
  [Back in 2018, we reviewed an excellent 2 player game that had eluded American shores for years: Targi. With the release of an expansion for the base game (featured ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy TARGI: THE EXPANSION (Kosmos, 2 players, ages 12 and up, 60 minutes; $19.95) Several years ago, a brilliant 2 player Euro game called Targi finally appeared ...
Read More
Reviewed by Kevin Whitmore THE GRAND TRUNK JOURNEY (Spielworxx, 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 60-120 minutes; $80)  The Grand Trunk Journey is the first published game by ...
Read More
Reviewed by Pevans THE MING VOYAGES (Surprised Stare Games, 1-2  players, ages 12 and up, 30-45 minutes; $22) Back in the early 1400s, during the Ming Empire, China’s great fleet ...
Read More
Reviewed by Greg J. Schloesser TRUFFLE SHUFFLE (AEG, 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up, 30 minutes; $19.99) NOTE:  Thanks to the social distancing caused by COVID-19, this review ...
Read More

Summer 2020 GA Report

 

A GLOOMHAVEN SAGA  by Selwyn Ward Since its first emergence back in 2017, Gloomhaven hasn’t been so much a game as a phenomenon. Published by Cephalofair and launched on Kickstarter, ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy CARNIVAL OF MONSTERS (Amigo Games, 2 to 5 players, ages 12 and up, 45 minutes; $34.99) In a different world, the Royal Monstrological Society holds an ...
Read More
WHAC-A-MOLE Whac-a-Mole. You ever play that game? Years ago, when I was just a kid, I would go to Coney Island, hit the arcade and pump lots of coins into pinball ...
Read More
Reviewed by Joe Huber ESSEN: THE GAME SPIEL '13 (Geek Attitude Games, 2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, 75 minutes; out of print) Actually, while I’ll get to ...
Read More
Reviewed by Kevin Whitmore FIRE! (Stronghold Games/2F-Spiele, 1-2 players, ages 10 and up, 25 minutes; $19.95) Fire! by Friedemann Friese is a one or two-player game, released in 2019 from ...
Read More
[Back in the Summer 2015 issue of Gamers Alliance Report, we ran a review of a different kind of baseball game: Baseball Highlights 2045. With its designer, Mike Fitzgerald, returning ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2052 (Eagle-Gryphon Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 9 and up, 45-60 minutes; $44.95) We can expect lots of changes as the 21st century ...
Read More
     GAMES ON THE TABLETOP (SIMULATOR)  by Chris Kovac Tabletop Simulator is a computer game system designed to bring the tabletop boardgame experience into the online world.  In these ...
Read More
Reviewed by Pevans GENTES (Spielworxx/Tasty Minstrel Games, 1 to 4 players ages 12 and up, 90 minutes; $59.95) I do like a civilisation-development game and Gentes designed by Stefan Risthaus ...
Read More
Reviewed by Greg J. Schloesser IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD (La Boite de Jeu/Lucky Duck Games/Ori Games, 1 to 5 players, ages 14 and up, 45 minutes; $44.99) The world has ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy MANIACAL (Eagle-Gryphon Games, 1 to 5 players, ages 8 and up, 60-120 minutes; $74.99) Life is not just about heroes; it's also about super VILLAINS! And ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy NEVADA CITY (Rio Grande Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 90-120 minutes; $69.95) It's 1849 and the western part of the United States ...
Read More
Reviewed by James Davis ON MARS (Eagle-Gryphon Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 60-120 minutes; $119.99) Wasn’t the launch of the SpaceX crewed Falcon 9 rocket on ...
Read More
Reviewed by Chris Wray PICTURES (PD-Verlag/Rio Grande Games, 3 to 5 players, ages 8 and up, 30 minutes; $44.95) Pictures by designers Christian and Daniela Stöhr was released at Spiel ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy REAVERS OF MIDGARD (Grey Fox Games, 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, 90 minutes; $69.99) The life of a Viking is not easy. You have to ...
Read More

Spring 2020 GA Report

 

Reviewed by Greg J. Schloesser CAT LADY (AEG, 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 15-30 minutes; $24.99) Full confession:  I am not a big cat fan.  I am ...
Read More
Reviewed by James Davis D-DAY DICE: 2ND EDITION (Word Forge Games, 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, 45 minutes; £45/$60) D-Day, the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s ...
Read More
GOING VIRAL There's nothing like a worldwide pandemic to get your attention. The Coronavirus, aka Covid-19, has, as I am writing this, hit at least 177 countries (at last count) ...
Read More
[In this issue, we feature Humboldt's Great Voyage which uses the gameplay of Mancala as its primary moving force. But this is not the only game to successfully appropriate that ...
Read More
[Taverns, beer and good times often serve as the inspiration for games, particularly those from designers steeped in the European way of life. Although the emphasis in this issue is ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy HEROPATH: DRAGON'S ROAR (Unique Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 60-120 minutes; about $49) A Dragons is terrorizing the land. But a bunch ...
Read More
[Dungeons & Dragons opened the floodgates of fantasy gaming to the world at large through the medium of roleplaying in the 1970s.  It took over a decade though, for Milton ...
Read More
[By 2004 Hasbro had already acquired Milton Bradley. At a showcase for new games soon to be released in their upcoming line, Hasbro unveiled a new game, certainly reminiscent of ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy HUMBOLDT'S GREAT VOYAGE (R & R Games/Huch!, 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, 45-60 minutes; $39.99) Human beings share at least one trait: they ...
Read More
Reviewed by Pevans TAPESTRY (Stonemaier Games, 1 to 5 players, ages 12 and up, 90-120 minutes; $99) The most striking thing about Tapestry when you open the box is the ...
Read More
Reviewed by Herb Levy THE TAVERNS OF TIEFENTHAL (North Star Games, 2 to 4 players ages 12 and up, 60 minutes; $49.99) In the thriving German town of Tiefenthal, the ...
Read More
[In this issue, we feature Humboldt's Great Voyage which uses the gameplay of Mancala as its primary moving force. But this is not the only game to successfully appropriate that ...
Read More
Reviewed by Peter Sbirakos UNDER FALLING SKIES (Tomas Uhlir/Web published, 1 player, ages 8 and up, 20-40 minutes; Free ) For some reason, playing Under Falling Skies evoked Cavafy’s famous ...
Read More
Reviewed by Chris Kovac VAST: THE MYSTERIOUS MANOR (Leder Games, 1-5 players, ages 13 and up, 60-120 minutes; $75) Vast: The Mysterious Manor is the second game in the Vast ...
Read More

 

Facebook Feed