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Dale Yu: Review of Chinatown

Chinatown Designer: Karsten Hartwig Publisher: Z-Man Games, 2014 Ages:14+ Players: 3-5 Time: 60 minutes Z-Man games continues their series of reprints of classic games – the newest entry into this line is Chinatown.  Originally released in 1999 by Alea, this … Continue reading

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Abluxxen Wins Austria’s Spiel der Spiele Award

Unhappy with the results of the SdJ award?  Maybe you’ll feel better about an announcement made a little south of Germany. The Spiel der Spiele, which is Austria’s national game of the year prize, was awarded a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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2013 Meeples Choice Awards: Final Results

The Spielfrieks user group has completed its voting for the Meeples Choice Awards and the winners are: RUSSIAN RAILROADS BORA BORA CONCORDIA Russian Railroads dominated the voting.  The race for the last two spots, however, was very tight and Nations … Continue reading

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Nominees for 2013 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 27 excellent nominees for the award.  Now, everyone picks their three favorites of the group and the … Continue reading

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Now less blurry

For wem

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Live from origins

Ok. More later. But breaking news here. New promo for dominion secretly released by RGG.

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2013 Meeples Choice Awards Have Begun!

Just a reminder that the voting for the first round of the Meeples Choice Awards have 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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True Boardgames in Schools

Since we are on Opinionated Gamers I would like to offer my opinion about using real board-games in school’s activities, something I actively doing in the last 7 years, part for fun and part for job. I’m also teaching teachers … Continue reading

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Meeples Choice Awards Getting Started

Just a note that at the Spielfrieks user group, we’re beginning the Meeples Choice Award process. 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 for … Continue reading

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How Acquire Became Acquire

(The following article is based upon research I recently had the opportunity to complete at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY.  I am indebted to Julia Rossi and Nicolas Ricketts at the museum for their tremendous help, … Continue reading

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