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The Opinionated Gamers predict the 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres

Opinionated Gamers Predict the 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres (Roundtable) Now that the short list has been revealed for the 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres, it’s time for us to discuss the three finalists and predict who we think will win from … Continue reading

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2015 Spiel des Jahres lists announced!

For Spiel des Jahres – the list is: Colt Express Machi Koro The Game   The recommended list includes: Cacao Looney Quest Patchwork Simsala…Bumm? (Abraca… wha?) Ugo Vollmondnacht (One Night Ultimate Werewolf)

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The OG tries to predict the 2015 Spiel des Jahres award!

OK – so it’s time for the annual attempt of the Opinionated Gamers to show just how wrong we can be in trying to prognosticate the annual Spiel des Jahres winner.   As you likely know, the Spiel des Jahres in … Continue reading

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Alan Moon to release a country music album

In another surprising turn, multiple SdJ winner Alan R. Moon has announced that he’s going into the recording studio to record a selection of country music covers.  Looking to become the second “Man in Black” of country music, it remains … Continue reading

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Friedemann Friese returns from seclusion to design more games

BREMEN, GERMANY – After being relatively silent for the past two months, Friedemann has finally emerged from his seclusion.  In an email conversation with me, he let me know that he had been engaged in some serious in-depth counseling.  As … Continue reading

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Stefan Feld retires from Boardgame Design

Stefan Feld has announced today that he is going to retire from the boardgame design industry and turn his attentions to writing.  Always known as one of the most cerebral of game designers, Herr Feld has also gained traction as … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Asmodee to buy BGG!

Dallas, TX – Aldie just announced this morning that Boardgamegeek.com is being bought out by Asmodee.  Final terms are still being hammered out.  In an exclusive Google Hangout interview with yours truly, Aldie reassured me that he would still be … Continue reading

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Five & Dime: A Fond Farewell

After 15 years of publishing the Five & Dime lists (both on my personal blog & here on the Opinionated Gamers website), it’s time for me to let the Five & Dime “go gentle into that good night.” There are, … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers Top 2500 Project

Well, I was convinced to throw the whole monty out there A few brave souls amongst us went ahead and ranked the top 2500 Here is the spreadsheet.  Space has been left for you to join in the fun… You … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers Top 1000 Project – Introduction

A few months ago, one of our writers, Patrick Brennan, sent along a self-congratulatory message proclaiming that he had just figured out that he had rated (and therefore played) 700 of the top 1000 ranked games on BGG.  After a … Continue reading

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