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Congratulations to Voodoo Prince, winner of the Trick-taking Guild’s 2017 “Golden Trickster” award!

A couple of months ago, I created the Trick-taking Guild on BoardGame Geek with the goals of (1) having a forum to discuss trick-taking games, (2) giving an annual award to the best trick taking games of that year, and … Continue reading

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50 Modern Classics: Statistics, Pre-1995 Classics, and What We Missed

We hope you enjoyed the articles!  Below are links to all 5 articles. After that, I wanted to highlight a few statistics and superlatives from the series, mention a quick list off pre-1995 classics, and give all of the OGers … Continue reading

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50 Modern Classics: #10-#1

This is our fifth and final entry in our list of 50 modern classics, those games we think hold up as shining examples of game design over the past two decades.  We discussed the aims of this list in our … Continue reading

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50 Modern Classics: #20-#11

This is our fourth entry in our list of 50 modern classics, those games we think hold up as shining examples of game design over the past two decades.  We discussed the aims of this list in our first entry, … Continue reading

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50 Modern Classics: #30-#21

This is our third entry in our list of 50 modern classics, those games we think hold up as shining examples of game design over the past two decades.  We discussed the aims of this list in our first entry, … Continue reading

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50 Modern Classics: #40-#31

This is our second entry in our list of 50 modern classics, those games we think hold up as shining examples of game design over the past two decades.  We discussed the aims of this list in our first entry, … Continue reading

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50 Modern Classics: #50-#41

Over five years ago, this site published its list of 138 games to play before you die, and last year, we published a list of 10 games we’d recommend new gamers play first.  But we’ve never published a list of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Playing 1,000 Games (And My Personal Top 50)

Reflections on Playing 1,000 Games (And My Personal Top 50) Article by Chris Wray I recently added it up, and I realized that I’ve played a thousand different games.  To many of my fellow Opinionated Gamers, that is a milestone … Continue reading

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My top 189 games of all time

For more than a decade now, I’ve made a tradition of ordering my favorite games – all games I rate an 8 or higher.  In spite of playing an ever increasing number of games – as I write this, I’ve … Continue reading

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Best New (to me!) Games of 2016

Top ten lists are difficult – especially when I don’t get to play some of the “big new games” for 6 months to a year after they’re released… so a few years back, I listed my Best New (to me!) Games … Continue reading

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