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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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Thursday night

After dinner, time for more new games. We tried to translate the rules to Tschakka Lakka, another complex (not) game from Rudiger Dorn. It’s a dice rolling, sorta push your luck game where you try to collect the most of … Continue reading

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Larry Levy: Designer of the Decade

Last month, an article appeared in Fortress: Ameritrash (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FortressAmeritrash/~3/ycZvKTSjzlI/4988-corey-konieczka-best-designer-of-the-last-ten-years) in which the author, Gary Sax, makes the case that Corey Konieczka, one of Fantasy Flight Games’ leading designers, is the greatest game designer of the past 10 years.  It’s certainly … Continue reading

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60 Years of Designer of the Year Awards

The folks who have been following my Designer of the Year articles over the years know that I’ve actually taken the awards all the way back to 1955.  Last year, after I posted my article, a few readers asked if I … Continue reading

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Larry Levy: 2014 Designer of the Year Award

As you probably know, they just announced the winners of the Golden Geek awards over on the Geek.  I hope a lot of you participated in the voting.  This year, Aldie and his merry crew added even more categories.  So … Continue reading

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Last Year’s Notable Notables

Last year Larry Levy and Tom Rosen wrote a series of articles called Notable Notables.  They looked at each of the last 20 years and listed the five most notable games released during each of those periods.  They also did … Continue reading

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Princes of Florence – What if it had been an Essen 2014 release?

Assertion: Princes of Florence would have been a middle of the pack game if it had been released at Essen 2014. Agree or disagree? Imaginary review of a new game called Princes of Florence: PoF has tons of auctions, and … Continue reading

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