Author Archives: Talia Rosen

Talia Rosen: 18 Years and 13,000 Games Later

How do you measure 18 years?  In my case, through the playing of 13,000 games.  I started logging my games played using BoardGameGeek in 2005 and somehow I find myself 18 years later still loving the hobby and the data. … Continue reading

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Talia Rosen: October Mini-Reviews

I’ve had the pleasure of playing a variety of games over the past two months so I thought I’d combine a few thoughts here into a collection of mini-reviews.  I’m splitting the games into three buckets: new-to-me, old favorites, and … Continue reading

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Talia Rosen: The Game That Launched 1,000 Emails

Living Forest is not a game that I expected to be writing about.  It’s a deck-building game, and I hate those, right?  I thought I did.  I was sure I did.  Of course I devoured Dominion when it came out … Continue reading

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Worldbreakers: Netrunning the Phoenixborn

What if you combined the economy of Netrunner with the creature-based combat of traditional collectible or living card games?  You’d get Worldbreakers: Advent of the Khanate that’s what would happen.  This debut design by Elli Amir is familiar in many … Continue reading

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OG’s Favorite Expansions from 2020-2021

We close out this retrospective week at the OG with a piece on our favorite expansions from the past couple years.  Some of us go hard for expansions, while others turn up their noses at the concept, but love ‘em … Continue reading

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OG’s Favorite 2020 Games

The end-of-year retrospective week continues at the OG with a further look back at 2020.  It’s often hard to try all of the games from a given year by the time that year ends, and it’s always valuable to have … Continue reading

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