Author Archives: Chris Wray

Chris Wray: My Essen 2019 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2019 is at the end of next week, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’19 Preview Tool on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2019 IGA Nominees!

The nominations for the 2019 International Gamers Awards were just announced.  Congratulations to these games, designers, and publishers! The IGA is awarded annually by a jury of prominent gamers from around the world, with a stated goal “to recognize outstanding games and … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2019, Days 3 and 4: What’s Hot, and What I Played (Chris Wray)

That’s a wrap on Gen Con 2019! This is my conclusion post, with (1) a brief discussion of what was hot at the convention, (2) snap reviews, and (3) my winners and losers list of Gen Con 2019. The above … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2019, Day 2: What’s Hot, and What I Played (Chris Wray)

Day two at Gen Con has always been, at least for me, considerably more relaxed than the first day.  I didn’t arrive until after the exhibit hall opened. I looked around, did some more shopping, had a few meetings, then … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2019, Day 1: What’s Hot, and What I Played (Chris Wray)

The first day of Gen Con 2019 is a wrap.  This year’s event marks the 52nd anniversary of the convention, and so far, 2019 seems a bit more muted than the news-making conventions of the last two years. There doesn’t … Continue reading

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Silver (a.k.a. Silver Amulet) (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: > 10 (And More on the App) Silver is a fast-playing card game designed by Ted Alspach. Based on the system from Cabo, Silver is a hand … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2019 Spiel des Jahres winners!

The Spiel des Jahres jury just announced their winners, and it was Just One for SdJ and Wingspan for KedJ. Congratulations to the winners!

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Chris Wray: My Gen Con Most Anticipated List (2019)

We’re less than two weeks away, and I’m excited for Gen Con 2019. This will be my fifth year at the event, and my now-annual tradition of scrolling through Eric Martin’s amazing BGG preview tool is complete.  As I say … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – 2019 Edition Final Guesses

For the past few years, our group of gamers has taken their best guess at trying to read the minds of the Spiel des Jahres jury members.  The nominations for the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres were announced … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in May and June 2019

This is the May and June entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in the past month that I didn’t have time to do full reviews of.  As always, I limit it to five titles, … Continue reading

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