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Viticulture 6-Player Follow-Up Review

Last night, I taught five other people how to play Viticulture. Here are the things that stood out: 6-plays works very well in this game. The only issues were that spaces ran out on the wake-up track and on the board filled up quite a bit. Note that…

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Viticulture Game Review

Viticulture by Stonemaier Games is a worker placement game where players plant grapevines, harvest the grapes, make wine, and sell wine. Rules and Gameplay Summary Players in Viticulture first take turns picking a player order during the Spring season; this is their “waking” order. This fairly innovative feature…

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The Randomness of Raccoon Tycoon

Raccoon Tycoon is a board game usually played with between 2 and 4 players. The Fat Cat expansion provides all of the materials needed to play with 6 players. I this post, I’m going to talk about the game’s randomness and how it is overcome, not by providing…

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Automation Empire: First Impressions

Automation Empire is a computer game where you create a production system to drill or mine resources and then sell them or refine and combine them into more profitable materials. I’ve spent about 8 hours, an hour or two at a time over the last week playing this…

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A Review of “Fleet”, a Card Game

“Fleet is an exciting, strategic card game with in-depth decisions and thrilling game play that new and experienced gamers can enjoy! In Fleet, you’ll acquire licenses, launch boats, and fish the great briny blue. The player who best manages his resources and acquires the most VP via fish, licenses, and…

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Pax Pamir Second Edition Just Arrived

UPS delivered the game a day early. That doesn’t make up for me being at the end of the list at the distribution center but it helps. I had Pax Pamir on my Christmas List last year and by the time my mom looked at the list, the…

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Barrage Board Game First Impressions

Barrage is a worker placement (euro) game where players compete to product power from hydroelectric power plants. In this review, I will describe my first impressions of the game starting with unboxing and finishing with me stopping a game against myself (me vs. me) at the end of…

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Playing Pipeline (a board game)

First, I want to apologize for not taking pictures of the actual games. I usually end up posting some image I “borrowed” from the internet and it’s time I stopped doing that so you can see just how great or terrible my games can go. Pipeline is a…

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Tokyo Metro – First Impressions

I played Tokyo Metro for the first time last night with two friends. I need writing practice so here’s my first impression of the game. Tokyo Metro is a worker placement game with some automated train movement and a stock-based economic feature. The game is played in rounds…

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