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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel Des Jahres and Kennerspiel Des Jahres – 2022 Edition Final Guesses

For the past few years, our group of gamers has taken their best guess at trying to read the minds of the Spiel des Jahres jury members.  The nominations for the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres were announced … Continue reading

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10 Great Games from the Past 2 Years (Article by Chris Wray)

Gaming largely went on a “pause” for the past two years. There were fewer releases of new games. Conventions were less well-attended — or canceled. Game groups temporarily disbanded.  But as the hobby continues its effort to reconnect, we here … Continue reading

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Best New (to me!) Games of 2021

For the last decade or so, I’ve intermittently published my Best New (to me!) Games list each year… and, when I missed a year or two, added the missing lists to the most recent post. Best New (to me!) Games … Continue reading

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A Round-Robin Letter for 2021 Games and Gaming (and some Music)

It’s the time of year when we think back on what we played, a bit about what we didn’t play, and make lists and rankings and what not. I’m not much of a “best of” person, though I can admit … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers Top Games of 2020 pt 1

Everyone has to have their Top whatever lists done in January. That’s just the way it rolls in the board gaming world. If you release a list of your favorite games of 2020 in July of the following year? Forget … Continue reading

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Best New (to me!) Games of 2020

For the last decade or so, I’ve intermittently published my Best New (to me!) Games list each year… and, when I missed a year or two, added the missing lists to the most recent post. Best New (to me!) Games … Continue reading

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