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10 Great Fillers

Games come in all sizes, lengths, and styles.  Sometimes, short and sweet is just what your group is looking for.  Maybe you want something quick to open up your gameday, or to provide a bracing closer before everyone departs.  Or … Continue reading

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10 Great Games from the 00’s

Here at the Opinionated Gamers, we love our new and shiny games.  But we also have plenty of older favorites.  Even some that are–dare we say it?–more than 10 years old!  So let’s see what we think are the best … Continue reading

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Larry Levy: Review of Marco Polo II

Marco Polo II: In the Service of the Khan Designers:  Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini Artist:  Dennis Lohausen Publisher:  Hans im Glück Players:  2-4 Age:  12+ Time:  60-120 minutes Times Played:  4, all online It’s no secret that I’m a big … Continue reading

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The Crew Wins a la carte’s Best Cardgame Award

The a la carte award is conducted annually by Fairplay magazine, with the goal of honoring the best card game of the year. It’s one of my favorite gaming awards and they’ve chosen a bunch of great designs since it … Continue reading

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Barrage is the IGA Game of the Year!

The International Gamers Awards (IGA) announced their Game of the Year selection during SPIEL.digital and the winner is Barrage! Barrage was designed by Simone Luciani and Tommaso Battista and published by Cranio Creations. The game received strong support from the … Continue reading

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Anno 1800 (Game Preview by Larry Levy)

Designer:  Martin Wallace Publisher:  Kosmos Players:  2-4 Ages:  12 and up Time:  2 hours My most anticipated release from the new Essen crop is Anno 1800, a strategy game based on the very popular Ubisoft PC game.  Kosmos, who has … Continue reading

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