Category Archives: Commentary

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

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – August 2018 (Part 1) Gloomhaven and Pandemic Legacy Season 2 continue apace, unfazed by any competition that new games might throw up. Spirit Island continues to hit the table – I’ve played all bar one … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – Final Guesses of 2018 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 … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Gen Con Most Anticipated List (2018)

We’re less than two weeks away, and I’m excited for Gen Con 2018 to get started.   This will be my fourth year at Gen Con, and thanks to Eric Martin’s amazing BGG preview tool, I’m well prepared this year. … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – July 2018

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – July 2018 In non-virginal gaming, a number of recent 8’s have been seeing good replay and confirming their credentials for me, including A Feast For Odin, Spirit Island, Lisboa, and Anachrony. All really good games … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in June 2018

This is the June entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in past month that I didn’t have time to do full reviews of.  As always, I limit it to five titles, of which there’s … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – June 2018 (Part 2)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – June 2018 (Part 2) I’ve been recently thinking about the preponderance of 7’s in my world. I started euro-gaming in 1999 when new-game junkies like myself just had to suck up whatever came, the good … Continue reading

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

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – June 2018 (Part 1) The clear winner from our first batch of Yucata new games has been Mystic Vale, with daily outings for quite a while. Now that we’ve explored different strategies and we’re more … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – May 2018

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – May 2018 Without further ado, my new games this month include … ALCHEMISTS The historical knock on all deduction games is their fragility. Worst is if one player’s mistake hurts other people (a la Black … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Yucata Game Snapshots – Apr 2018

Patrick Brennan: Yucata Game Snapshots – Apr 2018 A few years back now I used to play on Yucata, nearly always with gaming buddies I knew, during periods we knew we could finish it together in much the same timeframe … Continue reading

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50 Modern Classics: Statistics, Pre-1995 Classics, and What We Missed

We hope you enjoyed the articles!  Below are links to all 5 articles. After that, I wanted to highlight a few statistics and superlatives from the series, mention a quick list off pre-1995 classics, and give all of the OGers … Continue reading

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