Author Archives: Andrea "Liga" Ligabue

About Andrea "Liga" Ligabue

Andrea "Liga" Ligabue is a game expert contributing to many games related international projects including Gamers Alliance Report, WIN, ILSA Magazine and Boardgamenews. Member of the International Gamers Awards Committee is coordinator of PLAY: The Games Festival and founder of the project Ludoteca Ideale.

Game Preview: Hyperborea

Designer: Andrea Chiarvesio and Pierluca Zizzi Publisher: Asterion, Yemaia Players: 2-6 Ages: 12+ Time: 90 minutes Times played: many plays at different stages of development but this preview is about the final rules of the upcoming release The game release … Continue reading

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HP got games with Ventonuovo

I don’t know if this could be a new frontier of the print-and-play or just a singular event but I think it is something of interest to talk about. It was announced during last edition of PLAY: The Games Festival … Continue reading

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Game Preview: Galaxy Defenders operation strikeback

In the first chapters of the story the Terrains Agents mission after mission chase the Aliens and now is the time for the counterstrike! Thanks to a preview copy offered by Ares I was able to try something of the … Continue reading

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True Boardgames in Schools

Since we are on Opinionated Gamers I would like to offer my opinion about using real board-games in school’s activities, something I actively doing in the last 7 years, part for fun and part for job. I’m also teaching teachers … Continue reading

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Galaxy Defenders: The Earth Strikes Back

Tomorrow will start the kickstarter campaign for “The Earth Strikes Back”, the upcoming expansion of Galaxy Defenders. I decided to interview Nunzio Surace, one of the designers, about this new chapters of the Galaxy Defenders saga. [Liga] Hi Nunzio, Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Game Design: gioco e giocare tra teoria e progetto

Dear Gamers I’m proud to announce one of the novelty presented during the last edition of PLAY: The Games Festival. It is a book about Game Design I have contributed to realize inserting quotes from our The Art of Design: … Continue reading

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The Art of Design: interviews to game designers #25 – Paolo Mori

Here I’m again after a long stop. Organizing PLAY: The Games Festival becomes years after years more time demanding and dry up all my free time. I hope to be able to start post again with regularity on Opinionated Gamers. … Continue reading

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The Art of Design: Interviews to game designers #24 – Jeffrey D. Allers

Dear gamers, after a long silence here again with some new interviews to game designers. In the meanwhile I have to say that I used some pieces of my past interviews as important designers notes on an upcoming book about … Continue reading

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Liga: Review of Steam Park (Cranio Creations)

Steam Park Designer: Aureliano Buonfino, Lorenzo Silva, Lorenzo Tucci Sorrentino Publisher: Cranio Creations Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Duration: 45-60 minutes review by Andrea “Liga” Ligabue thanks to a review copy from the publisher What happen if you take a nice … Continue reading

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Father in The messe: our top 5

Dear gamers, this was the last report by me and Caterina from Essen. Tomorrow mornig we will leave for Modena. I hope to see some of you in Italy in April at PLAY: the games festival or next year here … Continue reading

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