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Showing posts from January, 2014

Sip-reviews of newish Board Games I tried for the first time in 2013

Since the deadline for wishing people a Happy New Year here in France is not before 24h00 the 31st of January, I figured I would take the opportunity to try to jot down some musings on some of the new board games I have encountered last year before the month is up… I’ll kick off with the seven that I enjoyed the most. The Start of a Dominant Species Game... Or Candy Evolution Saga? (If the franchise was in other hands...) Darwin on Ice The very first new board game I tried in 2013 (according to my rather flaky board game geek-logging - and a little bgg scraping script ) was the fabulous Dominant Species . Pros: Excellent theme(!), and relatively fast paced gameplay. Cons: A potential flaw is that maybe a bit too many points are scored at the very end of the game - something that can potentially lead to Analysis Paralysis when it is nigh… Still early in Love Letter. But someone knows already something about someone. Velvet Bluffing One of many Japanese game-discoveries