Coal Baron – Working in the Coal Mine, Goin’ Down Down

Coal Baron - Working in a Coal Mine, Going Down Down

“Working in the Coal Mine, Goin’ Down Down…” Coal Baron is a medium-light worker placement game in which your goal is to become the richest Coal Baron. To accomplish this you’ll need to acquire and fulfill orders for specific combinations of four types of coal: yellow, brown, grey and black. I’d never thought about there being different types of coal until I […]

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Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island – A Cooperative Game Filled with Euro Game Goodness

Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island - A cooperative game filled with Euro goodness

Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island is a cooperative, worker-placement game that I’d had my eye on for over a year. When it finally released in the U.S. in August 2013, we were one of the few stores to get the full quantity we preordered. Probably because I preordered it so early. In Robinson Crusoe, there are so many […]

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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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Five Tribes – Journey to the World of Arabian Nights

Five Tribes - Journey to the World of Arabian Nights

In the land of the Arabian Nights, oracles foretold of strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes of Viziers, Elders, Builders, Merchants and Assassins to gain influence over the legendary city-state Naqala in their bid to become Sultan. Some will even call on the powerful Djinn for help. In Five Tribes, your goal is to become the new Sultan by acquiring […]

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Tuscany Expands the Game of Viticulture in Myriad Ways

Tuscany Expands the Game of Viticulture in Myriad Ways

Tuscany: Expand the World of Viticulture does just that with a collection of 12 expansions for Viticulture designed to be uncorked one at a time, Risk Legacy-style, and added to the game. There are three tiers of expansions, plus materials and rules for a solo-play experience. The designers recommend starting with the Tier 1 expansions, adding them one at a […]

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Viticulture – A Game of Growing Grapes and Making Wine

Viticulture - a Game of Growing Grapes & Making Wine

Viticulture, designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone of Stonemaier Games, is all about the planting, harvesting and crushing of grapes to make wine. Four types of wine, in fact: red, white, blush and sparkling wine. To accomplish this, players utilize their limited work force (yes, it’s a worker placement game) over the course of a year broken down into […]

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