WIN The Games Journal 515 Feb 2018

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CONTENTS: WIN 515 February 2018

Feature:

As d’Or 2018

Review:

After the Virus – Cooperative deck building game for 1-3 players, ages 10+, by Jacob Fryxelius at FryxGames 2017, ca. 60 min

Charterstone – Legacy Worker Placement for 1-6 players, ages 14+, by Jamey Stegmaier at Feuerland Spiele 2017, ca. 60 min per game

Darwinning – Development/Trick taking game for 3-6 players, ages 8+, by Tiinaliisa, Timo and Vainö Multamäki at Dragon Dawn Productions 2018, ca. 75 min

Photosynthesis – Abstract placement game for 2-4 players, ages 8+, by Hjalmar Hach at Blue Orange Games 2017, ca. 60 min

Queendomino – Tile placement game for 2-4/8 players, ages 8+, by Bruno Cathala at Pegasus Spiele 2017, ca. 30 min

Presentation:

3 Secrets – Cooperative deduction for 2-8 players, ages 14+, by Martino Chiacchiera and Pierluca Zizzi bei Abacusspiele 2017, ca. 15 min

A Handful of Stars – SciFi Epos for 2-4 players, ages 13+, by Martin Wallace at Treefrog Games 2017, ca. 120 min

Black Jacky – Card betting/risking for 2-6 players, ages 10+, by Johannes Krenner at Ravensburger 2018, ca. 45 min

Black Stories Investigation – Communicative deduction for 2-4 players, ages 12+, by Liesbeth Bos at moses. Verlag 2017, ca. 30 min

Blurble – Association game for 2-12 players, ages 7+, by Grant Bernard at HCM Kinzel 2017, ca. 30 min

Bunny Kingdom – Drafting and deveklopment game for 2-4 players, ages 12+, by Richard Garfield at Iello 2017, ca. 45 min

Café Melange Herr Ober, die Rechnung bitte! – 1st expansion for Café Melange for 2-4 players, ages 10+, by Stephan Riedel at Clicker Spiele 2017, ca. 45 min

Dark Moon Shadow Corporation – Expansion for Dark Moon for 3-7 players, ages 12+, by Evan Derrick at Stronghold Games 2017, ca. 75 min

Das kunterbunte Igelrennen – Roll & move game for 2-4 players, ages 4+, by Anna Oppolzer and Stefan Kloß at Schmidt Spiele 2017, ca. 15 min

Deadland – Zombie survival game for 2-6 players, ages 12+, by Sergio Roncucci at Stratelibri / Giochi Uniti 2017, ca. 60 min

Destination X – Geographical deduction game for 2-10 players, ages 10+, by Kristian A. Østby and Bård Tuseth at Aporta Games 2017, ca. 20 min

Die Bunte Bande – Shape placement game for 2-4 players, ages 4+, at Noris Spiele 2017, ca. 15 min

Die Gefährten des Marco Polo – 1st expansion for Auf den Spuren des Marco Polo for 2-5 players, ages 12+, by Daniele Tascini and Simone Luciani at Hans im Glück 2017, ca. 150 min

Djinn – Trick-taking card game for 2-4 players, ages 10+, by Sen-Foong Lim and Jay Cormier at HUCH! 2018, ca. 45 min

Drops – Card game for 3-5 players, ages 10+, by Abdulaziz Balm at Game Key 2017, ca. 20 min

Druids – Card collecting game for 3-5 players, ages 10+, by Günter Burkhardt and Wolfgang Lehmann at Amigo Spiele 2017, ca. 45 min

Emoji Twist – Reaction game for 2-6 players, ages 8+, by Arno Steinwender at Ravensburger 2017, ca. 15 min

Escape Room Das Spiel Murder Mystery – Expansion for Escape Room Das Spiel for 2-5 players, ages 16+, at Noris Spiele 2017, 60 min

Fast Forward: Flucht – Cooperative Fast Forward game for 1-4 players, ages 12+, by Friedemann Friese at 2F-Spiele 2017, ca. 15 min

Funkelschatz – Collecting game for 2-4 players, ages 5+, by Lena & Günter Burkhardt at Haba 2017, ca. 15 min

Grimaffen – Memo and mimicking game for 2-6 players, ages 4+, by Reiner Knizia at Pegasus Spiele 2017, ca. 10-20 min

Grumpf – Set collecting game for 2-6 players, ages 8+, by Pierre Compain at La Boîte de Jeu / Blackrock Games 2017, ca. 15 min

Imhotep Eine neue Dynastie – Expansion for Imhotep for 2-4 players, ages 10+, by Phil Walker-Harding at Kosmos 2017, ca. 50 min

John Company – Economics simulation for 1-6 players, ages 12+, by Cole Wehrle at Sierra Madre Games 2017, ca. 90-180 min

Karuba das Kartenspiel – Tile/card placement game for 2-6 players, ages 8+, by Rüdiger Dorn at Haba 2017, ca. 15 min

Katarenga – Conquest game for 2 players, ages 8+, by David Parlett at Huch! 2017, ca. 20 min

Kikkasai – Dice game for 2-4 players, ages 8+, by Takahiro Shinozaki at Shinojo / Japon Brand 2017, ca. 15 min

Kingdom Builder Harvest – Expansion for Kingdom Builder for 2-4 players, ages 8+, by Donald X. Vaccarino at Queen Games 2017, ca. 45 min

Krass Kariert – Card game for 2-5 players, ages 10+, by Katja Stremmel at Amigo Spiele 2018, ca. 30 min

Massive Darkness – Cooperative miniature adventure for 1-6 players, ages 14+, by Raphael Guiton, Jean-Baptriste Lullien and Nicolas Raoult at CMON / Asmodee 2017, ca. 120 min

Memo-Palace – Narrative memo game for 2-4 players, ages 5, by Don Ullmann at  Piatnik 2017, ca. 25 min

Misch Masch – Card shedding game for 2-6 players, ages 6+, by Bettina Katzenberger at Zoch Verlag 2017, ca. 20 min

Nonaga – Abstract placement game for 2 players, ages 10+, by Viktor Bautista i Roca at Steffen Spiele 2017, ca. 15 min

Pirate 21 – Card game for 2-6 players, ages 14+, by Jeremy Commandeur and Franklin Kenter at Indie Boards & Cards 2017, ca. 15 min

Pit – Swapping game with a stock exchange topic, for 3-8 players, ages 6+, at Hasbro 2018, ca. 30 min

Pot de Vin – Card game for 3-6 players, ages 14+, by Warny Marcano and Fel Barros at Thundergryph Games 2017, ca. 30 min

Probieren oder Verlieren – Drinking game for 2-6 players, ages 8+, at Hasbro 2017, ca. 20 min

Pummeleinhorn Der Kekfe Marathon – Roll, move and memo game for 2-5 players, ages 6+, by Reiner Knizia at Pegasus Spiele 2017, ca. 15 min

Schollen Rollen – Collecting game using dice, for 2-8 players, ages 8+, by Reiner Knizia at Amigo Spiele 2017, ca. 20 min

Stack-a-Biddi – Stacking game for 2-4 players, ages 8+, by Grzegorz Rejchtman at Game Factory 2017, ca. 30 min

Terraformer – Development game for 2-3 players, ages 10+, by Andrew Komissarov at Rightgames RBG / Mosaicum 2017, ca. 60 min

The Cousin’s War – Conflict simulation for 2 players, ages 12+, by David A. Mortimer at Surprised Stare Games 2017, ca. 30 min

Time Arena – Conflict within a time frame, for 2 players or teams, ages 10+, by Fabrice Lamouille at Blam! / Blackrock Games 2017, exactly 10 min

Tybor der Baumeister – Card game for 2-4 players, ages 10+, by Alexander Pfister and Dennis Rappel at Lookout Spiele 2017, ca. 90 min

Ubongo Solo – Area filling game for 1 player, ages 8+, by Grzegorz Rejchtman at Kosmos 2018, variable playing time

Viral – Area control game for 2-5 players, ages 10+, by Gil d’Orey and Antonio Sousa Lara at Corax Games / Mesaboardgames 2017, ca. 90 min

Wild Shots – Card game for 2-4 players, ages 8+, by Dennis Kirps and Christian Kruchten at Piatnik 2017, ca. 30 min

Würfelland – Dice game for 2-4 players, ages 8+, by Andreas Spies and Reinhard Staupe at nsv 2017, ca. 20 min

Gallery:

Black Stories Junior Christmas Stories – Communication and guessing game for 2 or more players, ages 8+, by Adrea Köhrsen at moses. Verlag 2017, ca. je 10 min

EXIT – Das Spiel Der Tote im Orientexpress – Live Escape Game at Level Profis for 1-4 players, ages 12+, by Inka and Markus Brand at Kosmos 2017, ca. 60 min

Hol‘s der Geier – Auction game with cards for 2-5 players, ages 8+, by Alex Randolph at Amigo Spiele 2018, ca. 20 min

King of Tokyo Monster Pack 01 Cthulhu – Supplement for King of Tokyo / New York for 2-6 players, ages 10+, by Richard Garfield at Iello 2017, ca. 20 min

Lucky Lachs Blue – Speed and reaction game for 3-6 players, ages 8+ by Ken Gruhl and Quentin Weir at Kosmos 2018, ca. 5 min

NMBR9 Startplättchen – Supplement for NMBR9 for 1-4 players, ages 8+, by Peter Wichmann at Abacusspiele 2018, ca. 30 min

Qwixx Characters – Supplement for Qwixx for 2-5 players, ages 8+, by Steffen Benndorf at nsv 2017, ca. 30 min

Schwarz Rot Gelb Extreme – Card placing game for 2-6 players, ages 8+, by Günter Burkhardt at Amigo Spiele 2017, ca. 20 min

Stau-Mau Mau – Tile shedding game in the Series Reisespiele, for 2 or 3 players, ages 5+, at Haba 2017, ca. 10 min

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