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About gschloesser

Greg Schloesser is the founder of the Westbank Gamers and co-founder of the East Tennessee Gamers. He is also a prolific reviewer of games and a regular contributor to numerous gaming publications and websites, including Counter, Knucklebones, Boardgame News, Boardgame Geek, Gamers Alliance and many others. Greg has been a gaming enthusiast his entire life, growing up in our hobby mainly on the war game side. His foray onto the internet exposed him to the wonderful world of German and European games and now nearly all of his gaming time is devoted to this area of our hobby. He travels to several gaming conventions each year and is the co-founder of Gulf Games, a regional gaming get-together held in the Southern USA. Greg was born in 1961 and lived his entire life in New Orleans before moving to East Tennessee in 2005. He is married and has one daughter (now married.)

Counter Magazine Issue #69

Counter Magazine Issue #69 (July 2015) is now available for download from the BoardGameGeek store: http://boardgamegeekstore.com/products/counter-magazine-issue-69-july-2015 Here is a peek at the brilliant cover, designed by Timothy Weaver: Issue #69 is jam-packed with 100 pages of articles, reviews and commentary … Continue reading

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Time Barons

Design by Jon Perry & Derek Yu Published by Quibble Games 2 Players, 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser The subject of time travel has always fascinated me, and several attempts have been made to utilize this theme in board … Continue reading

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Counter Magazine Issue #68 available for download

Counter Issue #68 is available for download from the BoardGameGeek website. Issue #68 is jam-packed with 110 pages of articles, reviews, convention reports and commentary.  You’ll also enjoy the full-color graphics and photos! Several of the Opinionated Gamers are regular contributors, … Continue reading

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Korrigans

Design by Arnaud Urbon & Ludovic Vialla Published by Matagot 2 – 5 Players, 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser What family with young children wouldn’t be attracted by the theme of leprechauns scurrying across the lush fields and … Continue reading

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Madame Ching

Design by Bruno Cathala, Ludovic Maublanc & Vincent Dutrait Published by Hurrican 2 – 4 Players, 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Set sail for rich treasures and high adventure, hoping to learn new skills and impress the infamous … Continue reading

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Patchwork

Design by Uwe Rosenberg Published by Mayfair Games / Lookout Games 2 Players, 20 – 30 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Early in his career, Uwe Rosenberg developed a reputation for designing highly creative and sometimes quirky games.  These … Continue reading

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Phantom of the Opera

Designed by Bruno Cathalla & Ludovic Maublanc Published by Hurrican Games 2 Players, 30 – 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Back in 2006 designers Bruno Cathalla and Ludovic Maublanc teamed to create Mr. Jack, a delightful, atmospheric and … Continue reading

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Lady Alice

Design by Ludovic Gaillard Published by Hurrican 3 – 5 Players, 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser Sherlock Holmes, the famous London detective, remains a popular figure both literature and cinema. Countless books, movies and television series have centered … Continue reading

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Francis Drake

Design by Peter Hawes Published by Eagle Games / Kayal Games 2 – 5 Players, 1 ½ – 2 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser History lesson time. Francis Drake is best known as the scourge of the Spaniards, operating … Continue reading

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San Juan

Design by Andreas Seyfarth Published by Alea / Ravensburger 2 – 4 Players, 45 minutes – 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser Puerto Rico by award-winning designer Andreas Seyfarth is widely recognized as one of the best boardgames ever … Continue reading

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