Category Archives: Commentary

International Table Top Day is next weekend – are you ready?

International Table Top Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 5th, 2014.  The goal is to get people playing games and raising awareness of our hobby.  It is being spearheaded by the folks at Geek&Sundry. International TableTop Day is a celebration … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: A Gamer Looks at Forty (Part Two)

As I approach the hump of middle age, I am trying to take a step back and look at what I’ve managed to do (and what I plan to still accomplish).  I’ve been playing games for over half of the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: A Gamer Looks at Forty (Part One)

  As I approach the hump of middle age, I am trying to take a step back and look at what I’ve managed to do (and what I plan to still accomplish).  I’ve been playing games for over half of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Travel Gaming (circa 2012)

Dale Yu: Traveling with Games (for the Kids)  [Note from editor – this piece was written back in the summer of 2012… and somehow, the Draft was never published!  So, the piece is 2 years old, and sadly, the pictures … Continue reading

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OG Reader #3

More misc. links collected by the OG writers that caught our eye – I will admit that I’m not sure how long this series will keep going… Why?  Well, the geniuses at BGG have come up with their own internal … 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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Dale Yu: Ways of Choosing Who Goes First

One of my favorite things to do is to read the rules to a new game and see what the rule is for determining the starting player. In the most recent crop of Essen games, here are some of the … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM BERLIN #61: I Got Rhythm

The author enjoys creating rhythms with instruments such as the cajón and also with board games. Music has always been an important part of my life, especially when it has a strong rhythm that quite literally moves me. Chill-out tunes … Continue reading

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Notable Notables: 1993-1996

All good things must come to an end and so it is with the Notable Notables series.  20 years seemed like a good round number so that’s how far we decided to go back, plus it brought us back to … Continue reading

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Notable Notables: 1997-2000

Welcome back for Day 4 of Notable Notables week here at the OG.  Today we’re picking the most notable titles from 1997 to 2000.  We’ll kick things off today with the fairly obvious Carcassonne, but by the time we get … Continue reading

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