Category Archives: Commentary

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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Essen ’18 Day Two: What’s hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

For me, Friday at Essen means more time chatting and playing games and less time shopping.  This post includes overall convention thoughts so far, plus an analysis of what’s hot, and mini-reviews of several games I’ve been playing. The Convention … Continue reading

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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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