Aug 28, 2016
Shelley and I finally get a chance to play the 3rd nominee for the 2016 Spiel des Jahres, then try out a Michael Schacht card game with cool mechanisms but bad graphic design.
Imhotep by Phil Walker-Harding from Kosmos
Crimson Crush by Michael Schacht from White Goblin
Aug 21, 2016
Ted Alspach, Scott Caputo, Joe Huber, Matt Leacock, and Susan McKinley Ross join the gamers around the table for a discussion of the SdJ and KdJ winners, then we delve into where the sparks and ideas for designs come from.
It's Meeplefest time once again!
Aug 14, 2016
Shelley and I spend time playing through the new version of Medici from Grail Games (which includes a great 2-player game), as well as two of the new Target-exclusive releases - Ticket to Ride: First Journey and Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City.
Medici by Reiner Knizia and from Grail Games
Ticket to Ride: First...
Aug 7, 2016
Shelley and I tackle the BIG new game from Okazu (and forthcoming from TMG), then race through the woods while avoiding bears and hopefully heading in the right direction!
Yokohama by Hisashi Hayashi from Okazu Brand and Tasty Minstrel Games
Bear Valley by Carl Chudyk from Stronghold Games
Aug 1, 2016
Shelley and I head back to the 2014 Kennerspiel des Jahres winner Istanbul to play its Mocha and Baksheesh expansion, then we try out the new and, yes innovative deck builder Mystic Vale and its 'card building' mechanism.
Istanbul Mocha and Baksheesh by Rudiger Dorn from AEG and Pegasus
Mystic Vale by John D. Clair...