Author Archives: Talia Rosen

Talia Rosen: Kickstarter Curmudgeon?

I’ve always thought of myself as a Kickstarter curmudgeon, but then I woke up one morning recently and realized that I was awaiting about a dozen games from recent Kickstarter campaigns.  It seems that I’ve changed my tune in just … Continue reading

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Talia Rosen: Raising A Game Geek

I’ve spent the last five years raising a game geek, I mean child, and I’m here to share what’s worked and what hasn’t worked for me.  Obviously every child is completely different, so your mileage may (and almost certainly will) … Continue reading

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Talia Rosen: First Monday in October

Today is the first Monday in October. That means it’s time for the U.S. Supreme Court to begin a new term, just as they have for centuries. It’s time for a handful of black-robed jurists to hear the most complex, … Continue reading

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OG Roundtable: Traditional Card Games

After Brandon Kempf’s recent analysis of the top ranked games on BGG that he had not played, lots of Opinionated Gamers got interested in running the same thought experiment.  Unsurprisingly, this led to a lot of good old-fashioned qualms with … Continue reading

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Talia Rosen: Player Count Cubes

I’ve long been focused on (some might say obsessed with) figuring out my favorite number of players for each game that I own.  My goal is to own games that are good at every player count and for every duration, … Continue reading

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Talia Rosen: An Award For All Seasons

As the summer comes to a close, along with the board game industry award season, and as we ramp up for a new year in gaming that begins with the slew of new releases timed to the Essen game fair … Continue reading

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