Author Archives: Chris Wray

The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel Des Jahres and Kennerspiel Des Jahres – 2021 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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OG Reactions to the SdJ Nominations

Below are the reactions of some of our writers to the SdJ nominations. Chris Wray:  When I heard the nominees this morning, I was struck by how much the SdJ has changed since I started following it several years ago.     … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2021 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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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – 2021 Edition

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 will be … Continue reading

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Faiyum (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Friedemann Friese Publisher:  2F-Spiele Artist:  Harald Lieske Players:  1 – 5 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  120 Minutes Plays: 3 (On Review Copy) Faiyum, the latest game from Friedemann Friese and 2F-Spiele, is set in ancient Egypt, with players … Continue reading

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Maglev Metro (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Ted Alspach Publisher:  Bezier Games Artists:  Alanna Kelsey, Ollin Timm Players:  1 – 4 Ages:  14 and Up Time:  90 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On Review Copy from Publisher) In Maglev Metro each player acts as a modern … Continue reading

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