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Gathering Memories: Prototypes

This is the last of my articles summarizing the games I played during last month’s Gathering of Friends. This time I’ll talk about the prototypes I played, at least those that I have permission to discuss. I always look forward … Continue reading

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Gathering Memories: New-To-Me Games

In my last column, I talked about the newly published games I played at the recently completed Gathering of Friends. This time, I’ll comment on the new-to-me games released in the past couple of years. Not all of these games … Continue reading

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Gathering Memories: New Games

Well, another Gathering of Friends has come and gone and, as usual, I had an amazing time. Thanks so much to Alan Moon and all the other folks who do such a terrific job of providing good gaming and good … Continue reading

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2016 Designer of the Year Award

It seems we live in perilous times and each day they keep getting perilouser. In such an age, I’ve heard it said that what we really need is something steady and reliable. Something that’s been with us for years, that … Continue reading

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7 Wonders: Duel wins a la carte award!

I know we’re all excited about the goings on at Essen.  But this is the time of year in which Fairplay announces the winner of the a la carte for the best card game of the year, so I wanted … Continue reading

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2015 Designer of the Year Award: Upon Further Consideration…

As most regular readers of this website know, every February I post my Designer of the Year article, in which I choose the person who I feel created the best collection of games during the previous calendar year.  One of … Continue reading

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2015 Meeples Choice Award Winners

The voting for the Meeples Choice Awards has ended.  30 games were nominated during the preliminary round and during the final round, the following three games were chosen: CODENAMES FOOD CHAIN MAGNATE THE VOYAGES OF MARCO POLO Codenames was the … Continue reading

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Nominees for 2015 Meeples Choice Awards

Well, the Spielfrieks user group just finished the first round of voting for the 2015 Meeples Choice Awards (using our spanking new voting application).  There was a 7-way tie for 24th, so we wound up with 30 nominated games.  It’s a … Continue reading

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The 2015 Meeples Choice Awards Voting Have Begun!

Just a reminder that the voting for the first round of the Meeples Choice Awards has begun on the Spielfrieks User Group (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/spielfrieks/).  Right now, we’ve got a list of 195 games.  Everyone gets to vote for their 10 favorites, with … Continue reading

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Larry’s 2016 Gathering Adventure

Once again, the Gathering proved to be a week-long extravaganza of gaming and great fellowship.  It’s always the highlight of my year and I can’t thank Alan Moon and all the other folks who work hard to make it happen … Continue reading

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