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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2021 (Part 11)

‘Tis the season for lists. Here are the 10 games I’ve spent the most time playing since I started tracking back in 1999 (just because …):   Lord of the Rings: The Card Game –mostly 3p, but also the only … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel Des Jahres and Kennerspiel Des Jahres – 2021 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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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2021 (Part 10)

Sydney’s just gone into lockdown again because our moat isn’t being enforced hard enough and we keep importing the friggin’ thing. *sigh* Anyway, from this series’ perspective it means no face-to-face gaming for a while and new games will be … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2021 (Part 6)

Yes, I really am about to rate Carnegie the same as ToeShamBo. Hmm. Nonetheless, integrity demands it. Games I’ve played for the first time recently include …  

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Congratulations to the 2021 Spiel des Jahres nominees!

The Spiel des Jahres jury announced their nominees and recommendations this morning. Congratulations to the nominees! We’ve listed the nominees below, but we’ve only put in the names of the German publishers (or what we assume is the German publisher). … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – 2021 Edition

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 will be … Continue reading

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