Aton – One of my favorite two-player games

Aton - One of my favorite two-player games!

Aton is an abstract strategy game with an Egyptian theme. I’m not usually a fan of abstract strategy games, but for this one, I make an exception. With four ways to win, you have to watch your opponent with a hawk’s eye, while also trying to further your own strategy. The rulebook can be a bit confusing until you learn […]

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Glass Road: Lighter Strategy Fare by Agricola’s Designer

Glass Road: Lighter Strategy Fare by Agricola's Designer

Glass Road, designed by Uwe Rosenberg (best known for Agricola and other worker-placement Euro strategy games), commemorates the 700-year-old tradition of glass-making. The Glass Road is a 150-mile path through the Bavarian Forest near the border to the Czech Republic, a remnant and reminder of the great days of glass production. In the game Glass Road, your job, should you […]

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Edo – It’s Certainly Not King of Tokyo!

Edo – It’s Certainly Not King of Tokyo!

Edo is the ancient name of Tokyo. It’s also the name of this interesting, action-selection, worker-placement board game. While Edo may have the same setting as King of Tokyo (recently reviewed here on The Glass Meeple), Edo is absolutely nothing like King of Tokyo as you’ll soon see. I originally wrote this review in June 2013. In Edo, you assume […]

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6 nimmt! – A Deceptively Simple Card Game

Many awesome games never make it across the water to the United States, despite being in print for 20 years or more in Germany. Among those classic, well-loved games is the 6 nimmt! series of card games by Amigo Spiel. 6 nimmt! has been winning awards since 1994! So, to help celebrate its 20th anniversary, let me tell you about 6 nimmt!. […]

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