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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.

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101. Board Game: Karesansui [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:3386]
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The cut-throat auction game about zen gardens
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1148098

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102. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:330]
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Another Spiel des Jahres award winner from the designer of Dominion
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/973335

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103. Board Game: Kingdom of Solomon [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:1409]
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Successfully bringing the excellence of Caylus-style worker placement to Bible times
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/766112

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104. Board Game: Kingdom of Solomon: Chronicles of the King [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
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A welcome addition for a well-themed worker placement game
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1096259



Also just posted - a series of four articles that research the Biblical data behind the theme of the game Kingdom of Solomon:

The Biblical background behind Kingdom of Solomon - Part 1: The Temple
The Biblical background behind Kingdom of Solomon - Part 2: Fortune cards
The Biblical background behind Kingdom of Solomon - Part 3: Buildings
The Biblical background behind Kingdom of Solomon - Part 4: Events
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105. Board Game: The Kingdoms of Crusaders [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:6807]
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Hey, it's a great Russian take on Battle Line & Lost Cities (sort of)
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/712728

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106. Board Game: Last Will [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:234]
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An amusing race to bankruptcy - possibly my favourite game from the last couple of years
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/948581

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107. Board Game: Launch Pad [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:7904]
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Didn't Mama always want you to be a rocket scientist?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/588387

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108. Board Game: Lemonade Stand [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:3956]
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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/952098

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109. Board Game: London [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:170]
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A stunningly beautiful eurogamer's dream of a game
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/677333/

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110. Board Game: Looting London [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:4305]
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Another decent Knizia entry in the Gryphon Games series
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/489525

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111. Board Game: Machi Koro [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:401]
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The next big thing from Japan since Love Letter
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1171073

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112. Board Game: Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
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One of last year's most popular games gets even better
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1354679

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113. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:121]
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Magic as an affordable way to have fun with a family? Affordable Option #1: Theme Decks
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/359860

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114. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:121]
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Magic as an affordable way to have fun with a family? Affordable Option #2: Drafts
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/382910

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115. Board Game: Make Five [Average Rating:5.20 Unranked]
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A fun word game that happens when you combine Scrabble with elements of Bingo
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/707082

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116. Board Game: Maori [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1192]
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Mario Kart the board game and Carcassonne the arcade game
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/452228

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117. Board Game: Mare Balticum [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:3713]
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Isn't this the game with incredible artwork made of modeling clay?
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/768953

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118. Board Game: Martian Dice [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1324]
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Making alien abductions popular since 2011
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/944850

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119. Board Game: Masters Gallery [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1267]
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Artist Knizia gives us Modern Art - The Card Game
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/404682

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120. Board Game: Mirror, Mirror [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:7033]
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Imagine playing Stratego with mirrors!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/707360

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121. Board Game: Money! [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1012]
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So you're wondering about the new Gryphon Games edition of Money, one of Knizia's best card games
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/491036

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122. Board Game: Montage [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:2593]
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A holy grail among word games gets a welcome reprint
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/709503

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123. Board Game: Montego Bay [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:2458]
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Another good family game with overproduced components from Queen Games
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/458903

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124. Board Game: Musée [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:3654]
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Beautiful art in a beautiful game that scratches your Lost Cities itch
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1393768

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125. Board Game: Musketeers [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:3665]
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All for one and one for all - a semi-cooperative musketeering filler that's a fast and fun surprise!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/698952

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