Reviews written by WadeMonnig

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May 14, 2019
Board Game Reviews 
 
4.0

Yellow & Yangtze is easily one of the best titles I've played from 2018. It is more than worthy to be mentioned in the same sentence as Tigris & Euphrates and that is no small feat. If eyes-narrow and sly smiles come across the faces of your gaming group when “vicious strategy games” are mentioned, take your chance to sell your buddies down the twin rivers.

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WadeMonnig
May 03, 2019
Rating 
 
3.0

Crosswind, Tailwind, Headwind are exactly what I've come to expect with the expansions for Flamme Rouge: subtle changes in a game filled with subtle strategy. Wet is the wildcard, the Sprinteur plowing directly into the apple cart and upsetting it. It's a low-priced expansion that worth it for the addition of the rain condition alone.

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WadeMonnig
May 03, 2019
Rating 
 
3.5

The strategy improvements of Peloton are just as subtle as the strategy found in the original release. I'll wager that if the timing, slip-streaming, and final burst mechanisms didn't entice you in the base game, the delicate additions found here well also fail to set the hook. They don't “fix” anything from the original release, but they do go far in enhancing it. And everything in this release is supported in the Flamme Rouge Companion App I mentioned in the original review. So, if you took my advice and are playing with it, your tour just got grander. ...

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WadeMonnig
April 30, 2019
Board Game Reviews 
 
3.5

The strategy improvements of Peloton are just as subtle as the strategy found in the original release. I'll wager that if the timing, slip-streaming, and final burst mechanisms didn't entice you in the base game, the delicate additions found here well also fail to set the hook. They don't “fix” anything from the original release, but they do go far in enhancing it. And everything in this release is supported in the Flamme Rouge Companion App I mentioned in the original review. So, if you took my advice and are playing with it, your tour just got grander.

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WadeMonnig
April 28, 2019
Rating 
 
4.0
Board Games
The red flag recieves a green light for excellent

It doesn't matter if you have watch every leg of the Tour de France or your only exposure to bikes is Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Flamme Rouge is accessible fun for two to four players. Even if you the only one keying on slip streaming or end race card management, everyone will still have a great time...despite your eight year old niece occasionally passing you like you have training wheels on.

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WadeMonnig
April 26, 2019
Board Game Reviews 
 
4.0
Board Game Reviews

It doesn't matter if you have watch every leg of the Tour de France or your only exposure to bikes is Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Flamme Rouge is accessible fun for two to four players. Even if you the only one keying on slip streaming or end race card management, everyone will still have a great time...despite your eight year old niece occasionally passing you like you have training wheels on.

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WadeMonnig
April 26, 2019
Rating 
 
4.0
Board Games

King of New York is the "power-up" version of King of Tokyo. While the additional layers of complexity may not elevate it above it's predecessor, it still stands strong as an alternate take on crushing, crumbling and chomping.

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WadeMonnig
April 26, 2019
Rating 
 
3.5
Is “Just as good” not good enough?

In this generation of “Is 'X' game a 'Y' Killer?” mentality, and the perceived nature of the battle for shelf space, Is “Just as Good as it's predecessor” good enough to earn a title a place in your collection? Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig is a great interweaving of the aspects from Between Two Cities and The Castles of Mad King Ludwig but it doesn't exceed or “replace” either title. It is a good game that I anticipate seeing plenty of times on my table but if the core audience for this release are fans of one...

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WadeMonnig
April 25, 2019
Board Game Reviews 
 
3.5

In this generation of “Is 'X' game a 'Y' Killer?” mentality, and the perceived nature of the battle for shelf space, Is “Just as Good as it's predecessor” good enough to earn a title a place in your collection? Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig is great interweaving the aspects from Between Two Cities and The Castles of Mad King Ludwig but it doesn't exceed or “replace” either title. It is a good game that I anticipate seeing plenty of times on my table but if the core audience for this release are fans of one or both titles,...

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WadeMonnig
April 23, 2019
Rating 
 
5.0
Board Games

earlier this year was my first chance to experience Inis and, after purchasing the game, it has consistently hit the table over and over, always providing a thoroughly entertaining night. And you know what? My wife loves this game. Sure, she will grimace and endure playing Kemet and will quietly trounce me in Cyclades but she actually adores playing Inis. From casual to ultra-competitive, everyone I have introduced it to has enjoyed the experience.

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