Category Archives: Best Of

2015 Year In Review

With 2015 now over, your intrepid Opinionated Gamers are taking a look back to answer the question on everyone’s mind about this time of year – what was the best game of 2015?  Of course, all being opinionated, we can’t … Continue reading

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Goblin Magnifico: Wir Sind das Volk! won the award

After the recent birth of Gioco dell’Anno, Lucca Comics & Games award for the best gateway/family game that substituted Best of Show and the passing of Ludoteca Ideale, we miss a real award for gamers in Italy. We have one … Continue reading

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Golden Geek Madness

BoardGameGeek announced the winners of the Golden Geek awards last week, including the Game of the Year – Splendor.  The Opinionated Gamers unsurprisingly have diverse opinions about Splendor.  But we thought, why stop there?  Let’s share our opinions about all … Continue reading

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The Half Dozen (or is it more?) Decent Essen Games

Nearly twenty years ago now, Mike Siggins wrote in one of his excellent Essen wrap-ups in Sumo: “What is certain is that on the evidence of Essen, the German hobby is still a hundred times more active than our own, … Continue reading

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Italian Games of the Year announced

And the winner is … Just a little break in the endless rush of Essen preview/review to announce the best Italian award … Two years ago Italian publishers and Lucca Comics & Games staff had a meeting concerning the evolution … Continue reading

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Feld Madness

Stefan Feld can be a polarizing game designer.  Many love his games; many love to hate his games.  The Opinionated Gamers recently came together to rate all of Feld’s games that we had played over the years on our classic … Continue reading

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2013 Meeples Choice Awards: Final Results

The Spielfrieks user group has completed its voting for the Meeples Choice Awards and the winners are: RUSSIAN RAILROADS BORA BORA CONCORDIA Russian Railroads dominated the voting.  The race for the last two spots, however, was very tight and Nations … Continue reading

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Nominees for 2013 Meeples Choice Awards

Well, we’ve completed the first stage of voting for the Meeples Choice Awards on the Spielfrieks User Group ( and have come up with 27 excellent nominees for the award.  Now, everyone picks their three favorites of the group and the … Continue reading

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2013 Meeples Choice Awards Have Begun!

Just a reminder that the voting for the first round of the Meeples Choice Awards have begun on the Spielfrieks User Group (  Right now, we’ve got a list of 200 games.  Everyone gets to vote for their 10 favorites, … Continue reading

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Meeples Choice Awards Getting Started

Just a note that at the Spielfrieks user group, we’re beginning the Meeples Choice Award process. Every year, we select the three games that we think are the best from the previous calendar year and we’ll be doing it again for … Continue reading

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