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Spiel ’13: Games that I want, but probably won’t buy. Yet. Or will I??

Here are some of the games from Spiel ’13 that I’m looking forward to. Four out of a massive amount candidates. I don’t know yet if I’m going to buy these at Essen (I have a very limited budget), wait until they arrive here in the Netherlands or never buy them at all, who knows.     Yunnan Designer: Aaron Haag Publisher: Argentum Verlag Number of Players: 2-5 Playtime: 90 minutes Each of you leads […]

Urbion Review

Designer: Shadi Torbey Publisher: Z-Man Games Number of Players: 1-2 Playtime: 15 minutes Price (approx.):  10 Euro Good and bad dreams live in harmony in the city of Equilibrion. You must keep it that way, but beware, chaos is lurking around the corner.  Overview: What you get for your money: The rules and 106 cards. How do you play the game: There are basically three types of cards in the base game: City, Dream […]

Tzolk’in: the Mayan Calendar Review

Designer: Simone Luciani & Daniele Tascini Publisher: Czech Games Edition, The Game Master Number of Players: 2-4 Playtime: 75-90 minutes Price (approx.): 45 Euro  Tzolk’in is a 260 day long calendar used by the Mayans. They combined 20 day names with 13 day numbers to create a calendar that was used in their daily life. Perhaps to determine the dates of harvest or some rituals? In this game you will represent a Mayan tribe […]

Maximum Throwdown Review

Designer: Jason Tagmire Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group Number of Players:2-6 Playtime: 20 minutes Price (approx.): 15 Euro Aliens fighting Dragons, fighting Samurai, fighting Demons, fighting Werewolves, fighting Pirates. Yes, you are eight years old again. Overview: What you get for your money: The rules and 106 cards: location cards, reference cards and cards you can throw on a table or on the floor. How do you play the game: Everybody takes a deck of […]

Among the Stars Review

The universe has been ravaged by a terrible war. Death and destruction were the rule rather than the exception. But peace is on the horizon. All major races have been united in the Alliance. The first task of that alliance is to repair what has been destroyed, starting with the many space stations. Overview: What do you get for your money? Lots of (square) cards, 152 to be precise. A score board, with 4 […]

King of Tokyo Review

Giant monsters, bunny robots, aliens from far, far away and the king himself are destroying Tokyo. Not Elvis, but a giant gorilla! Who will die and who will survive, who will be the King of Tokyo? Check it out in this dice-chucking game from Richard Garfield. Overview What do you get for your money? 6 Monsters and 6 monster boards, 66 cards, some energy cubes, 8 dice, a little board of Tokyo and some […]

Love Letter Recensie

In Love Letter, een minuscuul spelletje van Seniji Kanai en uitgegeven door 999 Games, probeer je de prinses, die doordat haar moeder gevangen is genomen erg verdrietig is, op te vrolijken door haar liefdesbrieven te sturen. Verschillende karakters aan het hof proberen je daarbij te helpen en diegene die de meeste brieven bij haar bezorgt is de winnaar van het spel.  Overzicht: Een korte uitleg: Het spel bestaat uit 16 kaarten. Op elke kaart […]

Love Letter Review

Betrayal in the city state of Tempest! Queen Marianna is captured. Her gorgeous daughter, Princess Annette, is very sad.Her mother is her life. She locked herself in her tower and she does not want to see anyone. A knock on the door. “Your Highness! I’ve got something for you…” Overview What you get for your money? Love Letter comes in a beautiful red velvet bag (at least if you have the AEG ‘Tempest’ version) […]