Category Archives: Commentary

Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in Recent Months

This is the November, December, and January entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in the past month that I didn’t have time to do full reviews of.  Even though I’m covering three months, I’m still just … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2019 (Part 2)

We’re well into our Essen Review weekend now, where there are no clocks in the room nor windows to the outside world, only windows into our souls. And our souls here are saying if you want to consistently play good … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 1)

This year [2018] I played 721 games in 311 titles, 187 of which were new to me (beating my previous record of 150). Slightly over 60%. The big hitters were:Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (55)Gloomhaven (35)Mystic Vale (33) … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 19)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 19) {Editor’s note – we are sticking with the new numbering system which we finally started to use in November – Next year, we’ll do it right and start with 2019, Part 1.} Now that I’ve finished managing my most recent election, it’s back to real life. Meaning games! These actually managed to get done in the odd spare times between bouts of democracy wielding, … Continue reading

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Voices in Board Gaming: Interview with Brandon Kempf

About Today’s Guest: This is the fifth interview in our “Voices in Board Gaming” series here on The Opinionated Gamers.  Today’s guest, Brandon Kempf, is one of the most prolific gaming voices I know, and one of the finest.  He previously … Continue reading

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Opinionated Gamers – Quick Takes, Part Deux…

Well, we’re back for round 2.  A lot of the Opinionated Gamers have had a chance to play more games, especially those who had a chance to go to BGG.con.  This is our second round of quick comments on the … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 18)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 18) Have I mentioned recently how much love Gloomhaven generates around here. It’s still going strong. Replay on Pulsar 2849 has confirmed my liking, and my Thursday night crew have declared it the best … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2018, Part 17

Oh yes, yes, yes, there’s been some quality goodness found over the last fortnight. Let’s jump straight in … [Editor’s note – due to scheduling issues on my part – we are changing the numbering system of these snapshots and … Continue reading

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Voices in Board Gaming: Interview with Chad DeShon

About Today’s Guest: This is the fourth interview in our “Voices in Board Gaming” series here on The Opinionated Gamers.  Today’s guest, Chad DeShon, wears many hats in this hobby and industry.  He runs BoardGameTables.com.  He designs games, most notably the … Continue reading

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Essen ’18 Days Three & Four: What’s was hot, and thoughts on the year in gaming… (Chris Wray)

Essen 2018 is now complete!  I’m taking a brief break from packing to write this blog post.  Many of the Opinionated Gamers left today (Sunday), but I don’t fly out until Monday morning.   Below I talk about what was hot … Continue reading

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