Category Archives: Commentary

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – Apr 2018

By: our resident Aussie   Legacy games have been running triumphant this month. After a rough start with some tough smack-downs, our Pandemic Legacy Season 2 has come good. We’ve been careful and thoughtful with our spend, concentrating on long … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day Gaming News (Chris Wray)

  In honor of April Fool’s Day, here are a few highlights of gaming news.  All of this is meant in jest and good fun! Chris Wray

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – Mar 2018 (Part 1)

  Today we delve into first impressions on the two big legacy games in our current world. You’ve got to love and admire the inspirational drive that goes into the making of these, where it’s not enough to just provide … Continue reading

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10 Trick Taking Games I’d Love to See Reprinted (Commentary by Chris Wray)

I love trick taking games; it is probably my favorite game genre.  But finding old ones can be tricky (no pun intended): this is a genre of games that tends to be printed in small print runs, and several excellent … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – Feb 2018

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – Feb 2018 The downside of having kids of driving age is that every other week there seems to be a new unexplained (or “it wasn’t my fault”) minor dingle on the car somewhere. The upside … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in February 2018

Last month, I started a new series on my BGG blog where I post five games I enjoyed playing in past month. This new series come towards the end of the month or the start of the next month, and … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – Jan 2018

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – Jan 2018 After working with the Electoral Commission on three different elections over the last 6 months, where time was not my own, gaming time is gradually returning to normal. When last we met, my … 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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The Opinionated Gamers “Best Of” 2017

    Well, another year has passed, and there is much to be thankful for.  The writers here on the blog have taken some time to write about their favorites for the year.    It’s been a busy year for … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2017 IGA Nominees!

The nominations for the 2017 International Gamers Awards were recently announced.  Congratulations to these games, designers, and publishers!   The IGA is awarded annually by a jury of prominent gamers from around the world, with a stated goal “to recognize … Continue reading

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