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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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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – 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 will be … Continue reading

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50 Modern Classics: #10-#1

This is our fifth and final entry in our list of 50 modern classics, those games we think hold up as shining examples of game design over the past two decades.  We discussed the aims of this list in our … Continue reading

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50 Modern Classics: #20-#11

This is our fourth entry in our list of 50 modern classics, those games we think hold up as shining examples of game design over the past two decades.  We discussed the aims of this list in our first entry, … Continue reading

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50 Modern Classics: #30-#21

This is our third entry in our list of 50 modern classics, those games we think hold up as shining examples of game design over the past two decades.  We discussed the aims of this list in our first entry, … Continue reading

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50 Modern Classics: #40-#31

This is our second entry in our list of 50 modern classics, those games we think hold up as shining examples of game design over the past two decades.  We discussed the aims of this list in our first entry, … Continue reading

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