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. In addition to showcasing what a game looks like and what it is all about, I also provide my analysis of the game. These reviews can help readers make an informed decision before purchasing a game, or could help fellow-gamers get a basic sense of how to play a game before a session.

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

In addition to reviews of games, I also write detailed pictorial reviews of playing cards, which I post on a separate list 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, or via email. 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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101. Board Game: Gauntlet of Fools [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:3547]
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Munchkin meets Galaxy Trucker - Donald X. Vaccarino's secret lovechild
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/969410

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102. Board Game: Gem Dealer [Average Rating:5.55 Overall Rank:11226]
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Another auction gem from Knizia, or is Ivanhoe better?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/380833

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103. Board Game: Get The Cheese! [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:8196]
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A clever filler from hot Japanese designer Hisashi Hayashi
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1796171

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104. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:137]
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Is this the game that Race for the Galaxy wanted to be?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/371582

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105. Board Game: Going, Going, GONE! [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:2466]
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Scott Nicholson's fast, fun, light, and noisy party game with simultaneous auctions
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1202791

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106. Board Game: Gold Mine [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:8028]
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Best Meeples Ever!
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/588032

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This is another of my favourite series, with some classic fillers and lighter games that only take 30-45 minutes and are ideal for social gameplay with non-gamers. For a brief synopsis on all the games in the series, and my thoughts on their relative merits, see this list: The Gryphon Games bookshelf series: collect 'em all? Here are direct links to all the different reviews I've written about each game in the series:

Review: 1. Money
Review: 2. Roll Through the Ages
Review: 3. Gem Dealer
Review: 4. For Sale
Review: 5. High Society
Review: 6. Incan Gold
Review: 7. Looting London
Review: 8. Birds on a Wire
Review: 9. Masters Gallery
Review: 10. Cornucopia
Review: 11. Botswana
Review: 12. I'm The Boss! The Card Game
Review: 14. Wyatt Earp
Review: 15. Sleuth
Review: 16. Musee (NEW)
Review: 17. Xenon Profiteer (NEW)

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This series of six quick-playing fillers from Gryphon Games consists of small card games, three by Reiner Knizia. All games in this series come in a tin box container, with an attractive felt style insert. Here are direct links to all the different reviews I've written about each game in the series:

Review: 1. Musketeers
Review: 2. Desperados
Review: 3. Swat!
Review: 4. Yin Yang
Review: 5. Fzzzt
Review: 6. Stoplights

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This series of titles from Gryphon Games features games exclusively for two players. The component quality is excellent, so if you're looking for a unique game to play head-to-head with a partner or friend, these are definitely worth checking out. Here are direct links to the individual reviews I've written about each game in the series:

#1. Review: En Garde
#2. Review: 2 de Mayo (original edition)
#2. Review: 2 de Mayo (second edition)
#3. Review: What's My Word?
#4. Review: Mirror, Mirror

For a brief synopsis on all the games in the series, and my thoughts on each, see my article:

Great Two Player Games: Introducing a series from Gryphon Games

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110. Board Game: Haggis [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:652]
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Introducing a Tichu-inspired Haggis You Won’t Want to Hurl!
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/631128

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111. Board Game: Happy Birthday! [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:8766]
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North Star's fun new party game about giving funny gifts
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1156318

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112. Board Game: Happy Salmon [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1078]
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The most fun you'll ever have in a two-minute game
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1740714

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113. Board Game: Harald [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:5673]
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A satisfying meaty filler for gamers
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1688213

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114. Board Game: Heroes of Graxia [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:11403]
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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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115. Board Game: High Society [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:835]
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Knizia! Auctions! Super filler! New edition!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/378813

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116. Board Game: Highland Clans [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:10494]
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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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117. Board Game: Homesteaders [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:462]
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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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118. Board Game: Hot Potato [Average Rating:5.22 Overall Rank:12536]
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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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119. Board Game: I'm the Boss!: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:7067]
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Sid Sackson joins the Gryphon Games Bookshelf series
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/993356

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120. Board Game: Ice Flow [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1939]
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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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121. Board Game: Igloo Pop [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:2434]
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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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122. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:268]
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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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123. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:268]
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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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124. Board Game: Isaribi [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:6263]
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A pickup-and-deliver game with stunning Japan-themed artwork
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1878252

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125. Board Game: Julius Caesar [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:677]
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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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