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Euphoria on Gamers Alliance Report Spring 2014 Issue

My review of Euphoria was just published on the Spring 2014 issue of Gamers Alliance Report, probably the most followed and known board games magazine in US.

Are more than 4500 backers and more than $300,000 pledged enough to say that Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia, designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone, a good game? I got Jamey Stegmaier’s Viticulture and I was well impressed by its core mechanics but not satisfied about balancing so I was a little worried about Euphoria. The rules seemed good and solid but, of course, you can’t really judge a meal by the recipe, you need to test it. So, after several session, can I say Euphoria is “well cooked”? In this review, I’ll try to point out the strong points and weaknesses of this game.
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Ascending Empires on Gamers Alliance Report Spring 2012 Issue

Sci-fi is one of the great gold veins where designers and publishers dig out endless games. In the last years I was impressed by many good titles. Eclipse, Race for the Galaxy, Battlestar Galactica, Earth Reborn, Claustrophobia, Galaxy Trucker, Alien Frontiers are all in the BGG top 100 joined by a new edition of Dune (renamed REX), Nexus Ops, Cosmic Encounters, the long awaited Merchant of Venus and the never ending Twilght Imperium. Finally, there are other titles of great success but with a narrower audience like High Frontier, Eminent Domain (also reviewed this issue), Space Empire 4X, Sector 41 and Ascending Empires, the game I’m going to review today.
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