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Ender's Reviews: Comprehensive Pictorial Overviews
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Want to know what components you get with a game? What to know what a game looks like? What to know how it works? Want to learn the basic rules and flow of play?

In these reviews, I take a pictorial approach, by taking photographs of key components and gameplay, and organizing them with accompanying text in order to teach you how to play a game, and showcase what it is all about, along with some analysis. These reviews might prove helpful in making an informed decision before purchasing a game, or perhaps to have your friends read ahead of a game session to help them get a basic sense of how to play the game beforehand. I appreciate the diversity of reviewer styles on BGG, but for a short defence of my own reviewing style, see my post here.

This list is arranged alphabetically. To see my most recent reviews, click here.

If you are a game designer or publisher and would like me to consider your game for review, feel free to send me an expression of interest by GeekMail. Generally speaking I am only willing to commit the time to writing a review for games that I am personally enthusiastic about and consider to be worthwhile recommending to other gamers, so please contact me directly to help determine whether your game would be a suitable candidate for one of my reviews.

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201. Board Game: Strozzi [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1194]
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Ra, Ra, Ra, Knizia has a new auction game!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/364975

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202. Board Game: Sultan [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:3774]
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My Precious!!! A bidding/bluffing filler that plays well with 2-5
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/784343

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203. Board Game: Sumeria [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1722]
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Tigris & Euphrates meets Uncle John's Bathroom Reader
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/429902

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204. Board Game: Sumeria: 2-Player Expansion [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
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So you're wondering about the two-player version of Sumeria
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/435808

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205. Board Game: SWAT! [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:5085]
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Bring on the SWAT Team! Like Ra, but for kids
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/524480


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206. Board Game: Sylla [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:809]
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Arguably the best gamer's game of 2008 that hardly anyone noticed
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/383697

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207. Board Game: Take it Easy! [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1054]
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Bingo for people with brains - and over half a million copies sold!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/400420

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208. Board Game: Terakh: A Creative Strategy Game [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:6700]
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The Winner of the Most Unusual Components Award
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/348139

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209. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.21 Overall Rank:3]
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The quintessential civilization game for the modern euro gamer
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/386394

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210. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:33]
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So you're wondering about the revised edition of Tigris & Euphrates
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/376984

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211. Board Game: Tower Siege [Average Rating:5.26 Overall Rank:9217]
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A cross between Magic the Gathering & Runebound without being collectible
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/363492

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212. Board Game: Trains: Rising Sun [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:879] [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked]
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An excellent stand-alone deck-builder that surpasses its original
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1364907

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213. Board Game: Travel Blog [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2595]
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Tired of old, well-worn themes? Vlaada Chvátil brings us something genuinely new!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/698590

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214. Board Game: Triumvirate [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1371]
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An innovative and thematic trick taking game for two players that actually works!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/449803

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215. Board Game: Triumvirate [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1371]
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So you're wondering about the new edition of this 2-player trick-taking gem
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/573601

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216. Board Game: Troyes [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:47]
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Arguably the best gamers' game of 2010
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/600163

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217. Board Game: Tumblin-Dice [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:471]
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A worthy companion for Crokinole and PitchCar in the Dexterity Games Hall of Fame
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/559324

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218. Board Game: Turbo Taxi [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:2710]
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If you like doing real-time or simultaneous puzzles, you'll love this cousin of Ubongo and Ricochet Robots!
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/599867

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219. Board Game: Tuscany: Expand the World of Viticulture [Average Rating:8.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.67 Unranked]
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Innovation and quality make an already great game even better!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1358460

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220. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:1]
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A Hot Game about the Cold War
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1088254



NB: Since BGG's image server is still down and no new pictures can be uploaded, this week I've opted to post a concise review of BGG's #1 ranked game.
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221. Board Game: Ubongo [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:586]
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I-Bongo, U-Bongo, We-Bongo in the Congo - and how board games are helping me learn Swahili
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/496992

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222. Board Game: Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:350]
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The ultimate guide to an essential purchase for the Werewolf fan
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1077180

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223. Board Game: Village [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:73]
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A quintessential euro offering a fresh approach to a well worn genre
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/976688

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224. Board Game: Viticulture [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:150]
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The new second edition - turning a good game into something great!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1128733

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225. Board Game: What's My Word? [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:1971]
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A classy and clever Mastermind-style deduction game with words
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/611474

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