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Lost Cities

Design by Reiner Knizia
Published by Kosmos
2 Players, 30 mintues
Review by Greg J. Schloesser

Lost Cities was first published back in 1999.  I vividly remember my first encounter with the game, which was that same year at Gulf Games 3 in New Orleans.   1,712 more words


SdJ Re-Reviews #30: Keltis

  • Designer:  Reiner Knizia
  • Publisher:  ABACUSSPIELE, Rio Grande, Z-Man Games, Others
  • Players:  2 – 5
  • Ages:  8 and Up
  • Time:  45 Minutes
  • Times Played:  > 5…
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Samurai You Win, Samurai You Lose

I’d open with a historical anecdote, but unfortunately my knowledge of pre-20th century Japan basically boils down to the Total War series and that one time I read the first quarter of James Clavell’s Shōgun. 970 more words

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Samurai is Making a Comeback!

Jess: Ohaiyo gozahiimas everybody!

There’s exciting news on the feudal Japan board game front! Fantasy Flight is reprinting Reiner Knizia’s Samurai. The area control game for 2-4 players has everyone competing as daimyo to control Japan through lesser lords, peasants, religious leaders, and of course, Samurai. 185 more words


Writing a Compact Majority Game

Small games are obviously the big trend in game design right now.  The Love Letter effect is still rippling across the tabletop industry.  Publishers want a compact game with deep play and designers want to sell it to them. 821 more words

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Age of War Review | COG Gaming

Year Published: 2014
Designer: Reiner Knizia
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Players: 2-6
Playtime: 20-60 minutes

One Sentence Synopsis: An exercise in randomness with no end in sight.  828 more words

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Rock the Cradle of Civilization

Sometime in the 23rd or 24th century BCE, things weren’t looking great for the Sumerians. Over hundreds of years they’d built multiple city-states along the alluvial plains of the violently unpredictable Tigris and Euphrates rivers, formed a powerful religion with priest-kings and mudbrick temples as their bases of authority, and even had time left over to develop writing somewhere along the way. 1,516 more words

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