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Winter 2021 GA Report

 

Reviewed by Joe Huber 18EU (DEEP THOUGHT GAMES, 3 to 6 players, ages 14 and up, 4 to 6 hours, Free) 18xx games, for anyone not familiar, are complex economic ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy BEYOND THE SUN (Rio Grande Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 90-120 minutes; $74.95) The next two hundred years have not been kind ...
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Reviewed by Eric Brosius BLUE SKIES (Rio Grande Games, 2 to 5 players, ages 14 and up, 30-60 minutes; $39.95) Commercial aviation is an intriguing subject - and it’s a ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy DROP SQUAD: THE ESCAPE! (Bush League Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 5 and up, 15-30 minutes; $49.99) One of the most successful game shows on ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy DWELLINGS OF ELDERVALE (Breaking Games, 1 to 5 players, ages 14 and up, 60-150 minutes;  Standard edition $99.99, Deluxe edition $149.99, Legendary edition $199.99) While the ...
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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE... Did someone say tunnel? ...
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Reviewed by Pevans FORGOTTEN WATERS (Plaid Hat Games, 3 to 7 players, ages 14 and up, 2 to 4 hours; $59.95) I do like games that are experiences, where things ...
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GAME CLASSICS: KRETA [Europe and America are separated by thousands of miles. When it comes to gaming, however, that distance often melts away. Throughout the years, many games first published ...
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THE GAMER'S BOOKSHELF: HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT by Erik Arneson (Tiller Press, softcover, 171 pages, $15.99) Games are an interactive medium. Most of the time, to get those ...
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GOING RETRO: ESCAPE & SURVIVE:  A LOOK AT A CLASSIC: SURVIVE & ESCAPE FROM ATLANTIS by Chris Kovac Survive!, also known as Escape from Atlantis, is a 2-4 player family ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy LOST RUINS OF ARNAK (Czech Games Edition, 1 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 30 minutes per player; $59.95) Ever since Indiana Jones hit the ...
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[During this pandemic, many of us have found the time to renew our acquaintance with games from the recent past that, for one reason or another, did not appear in ...
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Reviewed by Herb Levy ROME & ROLL (PSC Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 60 minutes; £35) Roll and Writes are a relatively recent entry into the ...
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Reviewed by Selwyn Ward VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE - HERITAGE (Nice Game Publishing, 2 to 4 players, ages 18 and up, 45-90 minutes; $139.95) Vampire: The Masquerade began its undead life ...
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Reviewed by James Davis VERSAILLES 1919 (GMT Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 13 and up, 60-120 minutes; $89) On June 28th, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian heir, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.  ...
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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 ...
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[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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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  [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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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[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 ...
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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 ...
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     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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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