Author Archives: Mark "Fluff Daddy" Jackson

About Mark "Fluff Daddy" Jackson

follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor, boardgamer, writer, Legomaniac, Disneyphile, voted most likely to have the same Christmas wish list at age 57 as he did at age 7

Memoir ’44: The Chattanooga Open

In late May 2004, I had the privilege of assisting the Days of Wonder team in doing the first public demo of their newest game, Memoir ’44 at KublaCon. I was so smitten with the game that I begged Mark … Continue reading

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Key To The Kingdom: A “I Never Played The Beloved Original and That’s Not A Problem” Review

By the time the original Key to the Kingdom came out in 1990, I had already spent 3 years as a DM (that’s Dungeon Master for those who’ve never played and/or watched Stranger Things), played pretty every stand-alone board game … Continue reading

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Mark’s Top 100 Games: A Recap

Every couple of years (or so) I blog through my top 50 or top 100 games over on my personal blog, akapastorguy. This time around, I decided to share that list with our ever-so-wonderful Opinionated Gamers readership… along with some … Continue reading

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Solo Gaming 2022: The First Four Months

I’ve written a good bit about my solo gaming over the last couple of years, both for the Opinionated Gamers and for my personal blog… …so I decided that I’d continue that trend into 2022 by doing a solo gaming post every four … Continue reading

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First Impressions Can Be Mistaken

Every once in a while, we here at the Opinionated Gamers like to compile our thoughts on a gaming topic – not just to fill up space (though that doesn’t hurt) but hopefully to provoke interesting discussion amongst ourselves and … Continue reading

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“I Was Victorious” – A Return to Dark Tower Review

“…the fact that my son & I played it five times in the first 2 1/2 days ought to tell you something…” Just over two years ago, I wrote a lengthy blog post about my history with (but mostly without) … Continue reading

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