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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: Heroes of Graxia [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:10153]
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A Dominion-style deck-building game with MtG-style player-vs-player combat
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/617367

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102. Board Game: High Society [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:766]
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Knizia! Auctions! Super filler! New edition!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/378813

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103. Board Game: Highland Clans [Average Rating:5.63 Overall Rank:9214]
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Seriously, this Scottish-themed game doesn't have one single review yet?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/772102

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104. Board Game: Homesteaders [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:403]
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A hot time in an old town with an heir to Puerto Rico's throne
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/775191

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105. Board Game: Hot Potato [Average Rating:5.24 Overall Rank:11408]
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Hey quick, pass it on, it's another hot card game from Cambridge Games Factory!
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/653926

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106. Board Game: I'm the Boss!: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:6692]
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Sid Sackson joins the Gryphon Games Bookshelf series
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/993356

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107. Board Game: Ice Flow [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1769]
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Frogger the board game - with tons of theme and great bits
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/388142

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108. Board Game: Igloo Pop [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:2270]
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If Monty Python made a board game skit it would be something like Igloo Pop
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/461499

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109. Board Game: Incan Gold [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:575]
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So you're wondering about the new Gryphon Games edition of Incan Gold
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/401937

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110. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:241]
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So you're wondering about the innovative new card game from the designer of Glory to Rome
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/528778

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111. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:241]
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2 Golden Geek Nominations! (plus a pictorial look at the official release)
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/580528

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112. Board Game: Julius Caesar [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:598]
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The newest kid on the Columbia Games block, with the newest blocks for the Columbia Games kid
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/573238

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113. Board Game: Kamisado [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:961]
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Blokus and Hive, make way for the new king of colorful family-friendly abstracts!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/369070

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114. Board Game: Karesansui [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:3537]
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The cut-throat auction game about zen gardens
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1148098

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115. Board Game: King's Kilt [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:6770]
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Gaming where no men in kilts have gone before
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1680058

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116. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:396]
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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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117. Board Game: Kingdom of Solomon [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:1808]
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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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118. Board Game: Kingdom of Solomon: Chronicles of the King [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.83 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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119. Board Game: The Kingdoms of Crusaders [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:8462]
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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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120. Board Game: Krakatoa [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:11029]
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A very unique dexterity dice game
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1651388

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121. Board Game: Last Will [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:274] [Average Rating:7.27 Unranked]
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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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122. Board Game: Launch Pad [Average Rating:5.70 Overall Rank:9595]
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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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123. Board Game: Lemonade Stand [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:4693]
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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/952098

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124. Board Game: London [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:221]
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A stunningly beautiful eurogamer's dream of a game
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/677333/

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125. Board Game: Looting London [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:4869]
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Another decent Knizia entry in the Gryphon Games series
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/489525

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