Author Archives: Talia Rosen

OG 2013 – What You Missed

There’s been a lot of great content posted on the OG in the past year, so we just wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the most viewed articles in case you missed them the first time around.  … Continue reading

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Revisiting 2013

It’s that time of year for a look back at the past twelve months of gaming.  Last year I wrote up a 2012 retrospective that discussed my most played games of the year and in previous years I’ve made charts … Continue reading

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Essen Second Impressions

I initially reported on my Essen first impressions a couple weeks ago and I’m back to update those with my Essen second impressions.  This is based on the new games I tried while at BGG.CON as well as the games … Continue reading

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Essen First Impressions

Every October the Essen game fair dumps hundreds of new games on us and every year there are good, mediocre, and poor games scattered throughout the new releases.  Some folks subscribe to the notion that there are particularly good or … Continue reading

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138 Games Finale: From January to September

Last week we reached the final regular entry in the Opinionated Gamers series on 138 Games to Play Before You Die.  We started the series back in January working chronologically forward from Go and finished last week with the slightly … Continue reading

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138 Games: From Telestrations to Love Letter

All good things must come to an end and so it is with the 138 Games series.  This is the final regular entry in the series with five more games that we recommend for everyone to try out.  With this … Continue reading

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138 Games: From King of Siam to Summoner Wars

We’re nearing the finish line now in our 138 Games series.  This week we bring you a handful of newer games that you’ve just got to try.  There are a couple in here that you’ve likely already experienced, but others … Continue reading

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138 Games: From Through the Ages to Galaxy Trucker

This week the 138 Games series brings you five games from 2006 to 2007 that the Opinionated Gamers recommend everyone try at least once.  This entry is sandwiched with two preeminent designs by the esteemed Vlaada Chvatil.  Vlaada has designed … Continue reading

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Netrunner Diaries

Android: Netrunner arrived on the scene almost a year ago in September 2012.  Little did I know at the time that it would dramatically reshape how I spent my board game playing time.  I’d learned the original Netrunner a couple … Continue reading

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138 Games: From Nexus Ops to Vegas Showdown

After taking the month of July off, we’re back with a brand new entry in the 138 Games series.  As you can tell from the title, this entry is sandwiched with a pair of 2005 Avalon Hill games that have … Continue reading

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