Forgotten Waters Review

Forgotten Waters Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2020 Players: 3-7 Playing Time: 120-240 Minutes  Forgotten Waters is a game that is trying to be

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Russian Railroads Review

Russian Railroads Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2013 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 90-120 Minutes  Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a dense,

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Sushi Go Party Review

Sushi Go Party Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2016 Players: 2-8 Playing Time: 20 Minutes  If I ever want to remember the value of

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Mysterium Review

Mysterium Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2015 Players: 2-7 Playing Time: 42 Minutes  The Balance of Ambiguity When I play Mysterium, I see something

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Ethnos Review

Ethnos Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2017 Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 45-60 Minutes  Ethnos burst onto the scene with some fanfare, in large part

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Captain Sonar Review

Captain Sonar Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2016 Players: 2-8 Playing Time: 45-60 Minutes Captain Sonar – The Premise Captain Sonar is an audacious,

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Tsuro of the Seas Review

Tsuro of the Seas Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2012 Players: 2-8 Playing Time: 30 Minutes The Premise Like its predecessor, Tsuro, you start

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Codenames Review

Codenames Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2015 Players: 2-8 Playing Time: 15 Minutes  Codenames – The Premise Two teams and a 5×5 tableau of

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Seasons of Inis Review

Seasons of Inis Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2019 Players: 2-5 Playing Time: 90 Minutes  I’m a huge fan of Inis; it might be

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Project Dreamscape Review

Project Dreamscape Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2015 Players: 1-4 Playing Time: 30 Minutes  Theme & Concept It’s easy for card games to get

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Inis Review

Inis Review A masterpiece of a game By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2016 Players: 2-4 (2-5 w/expansion) Playing Time: 60-90 Minutes Normally I break down

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Pretense Review

Pretense Review MetaMicroGaming By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2015 Players: 2-12 Playing Time: 60-360 Minutes The Premise Pretense is a game that happens concurrently with

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Secrets Board Game Review

Secrets Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2017 Players: 4-8 Playing Time: 15-35 Minutes Secrets – The Premise Secrets is an elaborate shell game, the

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Red Dragon Inn Review

Red Dragon Inn Review Drinking without the camaraderie By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2007 Players: 2-4 (more with expansions) Playing Time: 45 Minutes Red Dragon

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Cockroach Poker Review

Cockroach Poker Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2004 Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 20 Minutes The Premise You get a bunch of cards that are

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Cartographers Review

Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2019 Players: 1-100 Playing Time: 30-45 Minutes The Premise Cartographers is a recent entry

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Tournay Board Game Review

Tournay Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2011 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 30-60 Minutes Tournay – The Premise Fans of the game will push back

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Carcassonne Review

Carcassonne Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2000 Players: 2-5 Playing Time: 30-45 Minutes Carcassonne – The Premise You draw a tile, then place the

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Beyond Baker Street Review

Beyond Baker Street Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2016 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 20 Minutes The PremiseThe next in an endless string of Sherlock

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World’s Fair 1893 Review

World’s Fair 1893 Board Game Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2016 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 35-45 Minutes World’s Fair 1893 – The Premise The

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Azul Board Game Review

Azul Review An existential relationship crisis in a box By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2017 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 30-45 Minutes Azul – The Premise

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Stratego Review

Stratego Review An old warhorse, and many gamers’ intro to wargaming By MARK WILSON An older copy, likely from the 80’s Year Published: 1946 Players:

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My Gaming Review Criteria

My Gaming Reviews Criteria, preferences and other considerations By MARK WILSON Knowing a reviewer’s tendencies and biases is important to gauge whether or not you

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Council of Verona Review

Council of Verona Review An underappreciated filler By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2013 Players: 2-5 Playing Time: 20 Minutes If I were given to subjective

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