Category Archives: Commentary

Voices in Board Gaming: Interview with Bill Corey Jr.

About Today’s Guest: This is the third interview in our “Voices in Board Gaming” series here on The Opinionated Gamers.  Today’s guest, Bill Corey Jr., is one of my favorite voices in the hobby, and his live YouTube show, The Cubist, … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2018 (Part 16)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2018 (Part 16) (Let’s move to a new naming convention for this ongoing series so we can move articles around the calendar without hassling about title changes. World-changing, I know.) We happened to pull out … Continue reading

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Voices in Board Gaming: Interview with Talia Rosen

About Today’s Guest: This is the second interview in our “Voices in Board Gaming” series here on The Opinionated Gamers.  We’re starting the series with a couple of writers from this site.  Longtime readers will be familiar with today’s guest, Talia … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Voodoo Prince, winner of the Trick-taking Guild’s 2017 “Golden Trickster” award!

A couple of months ago, I created the Trick-taking Guild on BoardGame Geek with the goals of (1) having a forum to discuss trick-taking games, (2) giving an annual award to the best trick taking games of that year, and … Continue reading

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Voices in Board Gaming: Interview with Greg Schloesser

Series Note:  Today we’re launching a new series on The Opinionated Gamers called Voices in Board Gaming.  Each article will feature a different gamer who (a) has been in the hobby for an extended period of time, and (b) can … Continue reading

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

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – October 2018 (Part 1) When I returned to Sydney in early 2000 with the gaming bug in tow (picked up during a one year sojourn in Auckland), it felt like there were only a handful … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 International Gamers Awards!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 International Gamers Awards, Rajas of the Ganges and Codenames Duet!  The jury announced their decision this morning. In the multi-player category, the winner was Rajas of the Ganges, designed by Inka & Markus Brand … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in September 2018

This is the September 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.  As always, I limit it to five titles, of which … Continue reading

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An Overview and Appreciation of the Games of Cole Wehrle

An Overview and Appreciation of the Games of Cole Wehrle By Simmy Peerutin With the interest shown in designer Cole Wehrle’s latest game, Root, at Gencon this year it seems a good time to look back at some of his … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Increasing Rules Clarity (Article by Chris Wray)

In preparing yesterday’s article on rules quality, I glanced through dozens if not hundreds of rules threads on BoardGameGeek.  I noticed some common themes, so as a follow-up to yesterday’s article, I’m posting my thoughts here on what publishers and … Continue reading

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