Category Archives: Best Of

Tricks and Trumps #1: The Classics Before 1965

This is a relaunch of our long-lost trick-taking series, Tricks & Trumps. You can find the series introduction posted just before this article; I’d recommend reading it first, since it lists the methodology we used to select the games discussed … Continue reading

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Tricks and Trumps: Series Introduction (Or Reintroduction?)

Tricks and Trumps: Series Introduction (Or Reintroduction?)  This is the series introduction for a 13-part series featuring trick-taking games. And today marks the start of Trick-Taking Week here on The Opinionated Gamers.   If you’re a long time reader, this might … Continue reading

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Solo Gaming 2022: The End of the Year Edition

I started doing a lot of solo gaming when my oldest son (and chief gamer buddy) left for college in August 2019. Even with him home during the extended time of quarantine (March-August 2020), I continued playing solo games… and … Continue reading

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Best New (to me!) Games of 2022

For over ten years, I’ve intermittently published my Best New (to me!) Games list… and, when I missed a year or two, I added the missing lists to the most recent post. However, before we get properly started with my … Continue reading

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100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe (Part IV: #26 to #1)

Today’s article is the conclusion of our 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe series. For the uninitiated, a board game cafe usually serves food and drink, with some being more like coffee shops and others more like bars. … Continue reading

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100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe (Part III: #50 to #26)

Today’s article is the second part of our 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe series, which we started on Monday.  For the uninitiated, a board game cafe usually serves food and drink, with some being more like coffee … Continue reading

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