Category:  Reviews

“The Bar Has Been Set”

By Edward Bolme, January 31, 2013 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Mercante, Reviews

The Spiel did a lengthy—dare I say epic—review of Tempest as a world, a line, a toolbox, and a series of individual games. And it pleases me, as the developer, to see that they get the whole concept, tip to… Read More »

Courtier Reviewed in Dice Tower

By Edward Bolme, December 17, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Reviews, Tempest

Wherein Tom Vasel says various and sundry things like, “Wow, this is fun!” and “It’s fast, it’s easy to teach…” and “I like this game.” Check it out!

Love Letter One of the 10 Best

By Edward Bolme, December 5, 2012 Comments Off Love Letter, Reviews, Tempest

Matthew Baldwin of The Morning Post just named Love Letter one of the year’s 10 best in his annual Good Gift Games article!

Garrett’s Games on 3/4 of the Tempest Line

By Edward Bolme, November 27, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Love Letter, Mercante, Reviews

A fairly extensive review of Love Letter, Mercante, and Dominare in their most recent podcast.

Swooning Over Courtier

By Edward Bolme, November 9, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Reviews, Tempest

This Board Game Life has posted a lengthy and detailed review of Courtier, by Philip duBarry. “Courtier combined AEG’s Tempest world with Philip duBarry’s design skills which seemed like a natural win… and it was!” You can read the entire… Read More »

Love Letters

By Edward Bolme, November 6, 2012 Comments Off Love Letter, Reviews, Tempest

Love Letter was the belle of the ball at Essen, and as such has achieved the distinction of being well worth some good-natured mockery. For starters, blogger Martin G said, “There are so many ways this game shouldn’t work. It… Read More »

Love Letter’s First Award

By Edward Bolme, September 8, 2012 Comments Off Love Letter, Reviews

A small, 500-copy print run of Love Letter was released at the 2012 Spring Game Market trade show in Japan, at which John Zinser and Mark Wootton were fortunate enough to stumble across it. At each of the biannual Game… Read More »

Board Game Geek Previews Love Letter

By Edward Bolme, August 29, 2012 Comments Off Love Letter, Reviews

With a gratuitous discussion of whom Prince Arnaud of Temepst looks like. http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/12945/new-game-round-up-emanuele-ornella-self-publishes

Dominare Gets Its First Award

By Edward Bolme, August 27, 2012 Comments Off Dominare, Reviews

Although they consistently mispronounced the name, the fine gentlemen at This Board Game Life has nothing but good to say about Dominare, the epic game for the Tempest line, giving it a TBGL Gold Medal.