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138 Games: From Samurai to Battle Cry

The 138 Games series closes out the 1990s today after spending 6 weeks presenting the 30 games from the decade that you absolutely must try.  But we’re not done yet.  We’ve still got 56 games to cover from the 2000s, … Continue reading

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138 Games: From Frisch Fisch to Quacksalbe

This week the 138 Games series rolls on through the late 1990s with a handful of more obscure games.  In contrast to last week’s Medici, Settlers, and Bohnanza, this week we’ve got five games for you that you may not … Continue reading

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138 Games: From Inspeaquence to Bohnanza

In the 138 Games series today we bring you several heavy hitters, including a landmark auction game, a pervasive card game, and the game that started it all.  But here at The Opinionated Gamers we’re not just about the obvious … Continue reading

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138 Games: From RoboRally to High Society

This week’s entry in the 138 Games series takes us from frenzied robot programming to ostentatious auctions for the rich and famous.  The theme for a game that you must play can clearly be anything.  It might even be based … Continue reading

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138 Games: From Timbuktu to Manhattan

We’re on to part 10 of our 138 Games series now, which mean Andreas Seyfarth’s Manhattan is game #50.  The game that won the Spiel des Jahres in the year before Settlers of Catan is often overlooked, but not by … Continue reading

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138 Games: From Fast Food Franchise to Schnapp

We’re squarely into the 1990s now in our 138 Games series and will be for some time with 36 games from the decade to recommend to you.  This week we’ve got games from masters like Lehmann, Knizia, and Garfield.  But … Continue reading

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138 Games: From Scoozie to Tichu

We finally reach the early 1990s as we progress through the 138 games to play before you die.  Part 8 of the series provides quite a wide range of gaming options to suite any taste.  There’s a classic deduction game, … Continue reading

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138 Games: From Blood Bowl to Liar’s Dice

This week 138 Games brings you five games from the mid-1980s that you’ve just got to try.  There are several sports games, including a football game, a bicycle racing game, and the blood sport that is Werewolf.  Then you’ve got … Continue reading

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138 Games: From Scotland Yard to Code 777

The 138 Games series rolls on this week with a Spiel des Jahres winner, a puzzle game, an obscure game, a deduction game, and a board game that really stretches the limits of what we call a game.  This entry … Continue reading

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138 Games: From Can’t Stop to Borderlands

It’s time for the 80s.  It appears the Opinionated Gamers have a soft spot for the 80s as there will be a few entries in our 138 Games series with nothing but 80s games, starting with Can’t Stop from 1980 … Continue reading

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