Over at Boardgame Geek, our friend Seth Brown had this to say about Barenpark: If you want a well-paced, attractive, accessible game that's some light-medium fun for 3-4p, Barenpark is a snap to teach and satisfying to play with the tiles.
John Kaufeld has given The Colonists the once over for our friends at Game Trade Magazine, he says: "With its innovative twists on worker placement, its design filled with mechanics on top of mechanics, and multiple layers of randomization, The Colonists will give you a fresh play experience for many years to come."
Our friend Keith Law reviewed Barenpark over at Paste Magazine and here's a bit of what he had to say: Bärenpark is a lightweight tile-placement game along the lines of Patchwork, both of which take the basic concept of Tetris—take a tile, possibly with a weird shape, and place it on your board, with the goal of filling all the open spaces—and turn it into a multiplayer game.
Our friend Shannon Applecline of RPG.net has reviewed The Colonists and had this to say: The Colonists is a big game. A really big game. You need to be able to commit 2-8 hours to play it, either all at once, or in up to four chunks of time. If you can, it'll be one of the deepest and densest games you've played, with truly evolutionary play along the way.
Our friends at Gameosity have played Barenpark and they like (almost) everything about it!
"Barenpark is an abstract tile-layer. That they went with such a fun, if paper-thin theme is delightful. And yeah, it’s essentially multi-player solitaire, but that fits the weight-class just fine – the simple race that Barenpark represents is perfectly suited to its filler-class length and depth."
Our friends at Sahm Reviews gave Portal of Heroes a look and here's (in part) what they had to say: Portal of Heroes is the second game from Mayfair Games we’ve discovered that has a huge amount of game value in a small box. Oh My Goods ranked up there as one of the most complex small-box games we’ve ever encountered, and Portal of Heroes will also stay in our game bag as one that is easy to teach, yet offers much more than a standard game of Hearts or Rummy.
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The place is the south coast of the English Channel, in the Normandy region of France. Here rests the magnificent port of Le Havre, gateway to Europe. In Uwe Rosenberg’s classic board game, Le Havre™, each player is vying to become the preeminent shipping magnate, outshining their competitors.
The game takes place over several years and players will need to acquire materials, build ships and buildings, and feed their workers.
The player with the most money wins!
As we reported earlier, Isle of Skye was nominated for one of the most prestigious prizes in tabletop gaming, the Kennerspiel des Jahres, given each year to "expert" or complex board games with a great deal of depth. Well today we can proudly announce that Isle of Skye won its category!