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The Opinionated Gamers predict the 2015 Spiel des Jahres

Opinionated Gamers Predict the 2015 Spiel des Jahres (Roundtable) Now that the short list has been revealed for the 2015 Spiel 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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Results of 2014 Meeples Choice Awards

The Spielfrieks user group has completed its voting for the 2014 Meeples Choice Awards and the winners are: ROLL FOR THE GALAXY CASTLES OF MAD KING LUDWIG SPLENDOR The first two games were well ahead of the pack, but the … Continue reading

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Nominees for 2014 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 26 excellent nominees for the award.  Now, everyone picks their three favorites of the group and the … Continue reading

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The 2014 Meeples Choice Awards Have Begun!

Just a reminder that the voting for the first round of the Meeples Choice Awards has 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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The Meeples Choice Award Voting Is Starting Up!

Just wanted to mention that we’re beginning the Meeples Choice Award process on the Spielfrieks user group.  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 … Continue reading

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Epoch: Early Inventors

Epoch: Early Inventors by Martyn F Prototype: Currently on Kickstarter 2 – 4 players 75-120 minutes Non-compensated Preview by Jonathan Franklin   I really enjoy games with technologies, modular boards, and a narrative arc integrated into the game, so when … Continue reading

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Larry’s Gathering Report: Prototypes

This is the last segment of my impressions of the games I played at the Gathering.  It’s always fun to try prototypes and I was quite favorably impressed this time around.  I will only discuss games that are expected to … Continue reading

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Larry’s Gathering Report: “New to Me” Games Segment

Sorry it’s taken me so long to get the next segment in this series posted.  I hate it when real life gets in the way! Anyway, as I mentioned in my first Gathering article, one of my goals during the … Continue reading

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Larry’s Gathering Report: 2015 Games Segment

This is my second report on the games I played at this year’s Gathering of Friends.  Today I’ll talk about the 2015 titles I tried. Even though the vast majority of new Euros appear at Essen, there’s always some that … Continue reading

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Larry’s Gathering Report: TL;DR Segment

I came back home Sunday after nine glorious days at Alan Moon’s Gathering of Friends.  I’ve been going to the Gathering for a dozen years or so and they just keep getting better.  The best part about it is that … Continue reading

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