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[26 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Merchants of Amsterdam

Amsterdam in 1600 was a booming town for trade and exploration. Dutch merchants traveled the world looking for valuable goods. The game features a special auction clock to support the use of the traditional Dutch auction.

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[21 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey (Video Review)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is an exciting all-new co-operative game of adventure in which you join Bilbo Baggins and his thirteen Dwarven companions on their journey through the Lonelands and Misty Mountains, encountering Goblins, Trolls, and other dangers that seek to put an end to their adventures. Traverse your way through two boards, each more difficult than the last, with the goal of coming out alive and prepared for the dangers that lie ahead. Your accumulated points at the end of the game will be your personal mark for …

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[31 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Battle Line (Video Review)

Battle Line is a two-player card game built around the theme of warfare during the age of Alexander the Great.

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[11 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]
Tigris & Euphrates (Video Review)

Regarded by many as Reiner Knizia’s masterpiece, the game is set in the ancient fertile crescent with players building civilizations through tile placement.

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[7 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Priests of Ra (Video Review)

The game spans 1500 years of Egyptian history.

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[17 Oct 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Qin iOS Review

A quick look at the game of Qin released in cardboard and digital form.

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[5 Oct 2012 | 16 Comments | ]
The Long View: Tigris & Euphrates

The Long View

In this episode of The Long View, I’m joined by Martin Griffiths, or qwertymartin as he’s known on BGG, as we discuss the Reiner Knizia classic, Tigris & Euphrates. Join us as we try to discern what makes this game a timeless classic, and what could possibly be done to make it even better. Along the way, we discuss the optimum number of players, and if this may indeed be the perfect three player conflict game.
Thanks to www.2d6.org for their continued support and hosting of The Long View, thanks to …

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[10 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Three totally different games – three different playthroughs.
Hannibal versus Rome is a 30-minute two-player game depicing the initial struggle for supremacy between Rome and Carthage, which finally established Rome as the leading power in the Mediterranean. It draws on the events of the Second Punic War, during which Hannibal crossed the Alps with his elephants, and defeated Rome in the battle of Cannae. The Roman general Scipio succeeded in moving the fighting away from Italy, into Spain and Africa, where he defeated the Carthaginians at Zama.
The map covers the Western Mediterranean. …

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[10 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
High Society (Video Review)

It is one thing to be the richest family on the block… it’s quite another to flaunt it successfully. High Society pits you against your neighbors in a race to reveal the most blue-blooded family in your midst. To win, you must acquire all the trappings of great wealth, avoid as many of the pitfalls as you can and still walk away with a huge pile of cash at the end of it all. This Reiner Knizia classic makes a great travel game and an easy one to introduce to …

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[10 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Great Wall of China (Video Review)

Only the most cunning will win! In China, in the 1st century BC, the great Emperor Shi Huang Ti has unified the formerly warring Chinese provinces under his stern rule. He has hordered the building of a Great Wall to protect his fledgling empire from raiding Mongols. You will take the role of a regional noble, eager to impress the fearsome ruler. Whichever player contributes the most to the building and manning of the Great Wall will earn the Emperor’s favor. Will you use honor and ingenuity to build the …