Category Archives: Commentary

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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The Opinionated Gamers Top 1000 Project

We are nothing if not opinionated.  One of the benefits of playing lots of games is that you form opinions about them that seem harsh or lukewarm by the light of day.  The Top 1000 is an attempt to give … Continue reading

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OP Mailbag – Game recommendation sought

Occasionally we get comments via email from readers of the blog.  Just this week, the following question was posed to us – and I thought it would be a good idea to run the question by the writers of the … Continue reading

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Guest Column – 1963 Game Diary – Sid Sackson – An Overview by Chris Kovac

From time to time, the Opinionated Gamers are happy to host writing from some noted gamers.  Chris Kovac is a good friend of mine, despite his Canadian-ness ;), who asked to contribute a piece on Sid Sackson.  This is a … Continue reading

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