Author Archives: Chris Wray

Chris’s Trip to the Gathering of Friends: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

I wrote about my first couple of days at The Gathering, and this is the next installment in that series. Whereas my first post discussed specific games, this post is primarily commentary about what seems popular and some other random … Continue reading

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Chris’s Trip to the Gathering of Friends: Saturday/Sunday

This year is the 30th Gathering of Friends, though it is only my third year attending.  The event, held annually in Niagara Falls, is an invitational convention hosted by Alan R. Moon.  Many attendees started arriving on Thursday/Friday, and it … Continue reading

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Fast Forward: Fortune (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Friedemann Friese Publisher: 2F-Spiele, Stronghold Games Players: 3 – 5 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 20 (On Review Copy from Publisher) Fortune is the fourth game in the Fast Forward series by Friedemann Friese. … Continue reading

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10 Great Roll ‘n Writes (Article by Chris Wray)

The “roll ‘n write” genre is having a moment.  Though the mechanic has existed for quite some time — I’d (perhaps controversially) describe Yahtzee as a roll ‘n write — the number of new title available has exploded in the … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in March 2019

This is the March 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, of which … Continue reading

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One Night Ultimate Super Villains (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach, Akihisa Okui Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 3 – 10 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 10 Minutes Times Played: > 10 I’m a big fan of social deduction games and the “One Night Ultimate Werewolf” series in particular. … Continue reading

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Voices in Board Gaming: Interview with James & Sheila Davis

About Today’s Guests: This is the sixth interview in our “Voices in Board Gaming” series here on The Opinionated Gamers.  Today’s guests, Sheila & James Davis, are among the kindest people you’ll ever meet in the hobby. A husband and … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in February 2019…

This is the February 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, of which there’s a … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in Recent Months

This is the November, December, and January 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.  Even though I’m covering three months, I’m still just … Continue reading

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Voices in Board Gaming: Interview with Brandon Kempf

About Today’s Guest: This is the fifth interview in our “Voices in Board Gaming” series here on The Opinionated Gamers.  Today’s guest, Brandon Kempf, is one of the most prolific gaming voices I know, and one of the finest.  He previously … Continue reading

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