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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 (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/spielfrieks/) 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 (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/spielfrieks/).  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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Dale Yu: Spiel des Jahres lists announced

The short list and recommended games for the German Game of the Year award (Spiel des Jahres) were announced earlier today.  Spiel des Jahres Camel Up Concept Splendor Kennerspiel des Jahres Concordia Istanbul Rococo Kinderspiel des Jahres Flizz & Miez … Continue reading

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Designer of the Year Awards: 1955-2013

As you know, I posted my annual Designer of the Year award article last week.  Because a couple of folks asked for the whole list as a Geeklist, I decided to work one up and I’ve just posted it on … Continue reading

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Larry Levy: 2013 Designer of the Year Award

My goodness, do you realize that this is my tenth Designer of the Year article?  That goes back to when I was writing for the Boardgame News website (the one that Rick Thornquist originated) and even a little earlier.  I … Continue reading

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Best New (to me!) Games of 2013

Top ten lists are difficult – especially when I don’t get to play some of the “big new games” for 6 months to a year after they’re released… so a couple of years ago, I listed my Best New (to … Continue reading

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Games of the Years: 2003-2013

Last week Larry and Tom worked their way backwards through the past 20 years to pick the most notable board games of the past two decades in the Notable Notables series, and yesterday they began working their way forwards through … Continue reading

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