Author Archives: Chris Wray

100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe (Part IV: #26 to #1)

Today’s article is the conclusion of our 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe series. For the uninitiated, a board game cafe usually serves food and drink, with some being more like coffee shops and others more like bars. … Continue reading

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100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe (Part III: #50 to #26)

Today’s article is the second part of our 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe series, which we started on Monday.  For the uninitiated, a board game cafe usually serves food and drink, with some being more like coffee … Continue reading

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100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe (Part II: #75 to #51)

Today’s article is the second part of our 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe series, which we started yesterday.  For the uninitiated, a board game cafe usually serves food and drink, with some being more like coffee shops … Continue reading

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100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe (Part I: #100 to #76)

Gaming cafes are becoming more common. I’m from Kansas City, and a few years ago, our region’s first one (Pawn and Pint) opened. A few others have followed, with varying degrees of amenities. I had no experience with game cafes … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel Des Jahres and Kennerspiel Des Jahres – 2022 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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Congratulations to the 2022 Spiel des Jahres nominees!

The Spiel des Jahres jury announced their nominees and recommendations this morning. Congratulations to the nominees! We’ve listed the nominees below, but we’ve only put in the names of the German publishers (or what we assume is the German publisher). … Continue reading

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