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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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Ben’s Gathering Wrap-Up

This year’s Gathering of Friends has come to a close for me.  As happened last year, the the beginning of the week featured long, leisurely days of gaming and socializing.  Those days quickly disappeared toward the end of the week, replaced … Continue reading

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Counter Magazine Issue #68 available for download

Counter Issue #68 is available for download from the BoardGameGeek website. Issue #68 is jam-packed with 110 pages of articles, reviews, convention reports and commentary.  You’ll also enjoy the full-color graphics and photos! Several of the Opinionated Gamers are regular contributors, … Continue reading

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Ben’s Gathering Day 2

Today has been an oddly unproductive day, so this update should be quick. I only managed two games in the first 7 hours and then finished with a leisurely dinner and a lot of small games that I didn’t take … Continue reading

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Ben’s Gathering Day 1

After a longer-than-anticipated day of travel, I made it to Niagara Falls last night.  My good intentions of providing multiple daily updates quickly proved to be harder than anticipated, as I jumped from game to game quickly.  For less extensive … Continue reading

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Friday morning.

A somewhat restful night of sleep here at the Sheraton. Once I got to sleep, things were great.  However, there was some sort of nocturnal construction which made my original room far too noisy. So after a 1am room switch, … Continue reading

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