Category Archives: Commentary

海外ゲームの翻訳の話

(日本語全く話さないし、読み書きしない私がどうやって英訳してるかについての話。昔ドイツゲームを輸入して翻訳してた人たちに響いて欲しいと願っています。) [Today’s post will be slightly different than you were expecting.  My friend Yuto Fujikawa (https://twitter.com/YutoFujikawa) has graciously translated this article into Japanese, and we wanted to share. The original post in English is available at this link.] 私の家の吹き抜けに草間彌生の絵が飾ってあります。それは雑誌の切り抜きをフレームに入れたもので家族や友人ではない人物の唯一の写真です。(ちょっと変に思われるかもしれませんが、私はぜElvis や … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 24

Over the next few months, instead of going with my Three Games articles, I am going to take a look at my collection and try to discuss why certain titles survived the great purge of 2019. During this process I … Continue reading

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OG Writers React to the SdJ and KedJ Nominations

Below are our reactions to the Spiel des Jahres (SdJ) and Kennerspiel des Jahres (KedJ) nominations.  The awards were announced this morning, and the complete list of nominated and recommended games can be found here.

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Congratulations to the 2020 Spiel des Jahres nominees!

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

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 23

Over the next few months, instead of going with my Three Games articles, I am going to take a look at my collection and try to discuss why certain titles survived the great purge of 2019. During this process I … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – 2020 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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10 Great Deduction Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Deduction games have long been a part of the hobby, and a prominent one at that.  Classic deduction games include Clue (1949), Scotland Yard (1983), Code 777 (1985), and countless others.  Many of us at The Opinionated Gamers absolutely love … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 22

Over the next few months, instead of going with my Three Games articles, I am going to take a look at my collection and try to discuss why certain titles survived the great purge of 2019. During this process I … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in April 2020

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

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Brandon Kempf – Three Games of April

What a really weird month, right? April 2020 will be a month that we all will likely remember, or more likely try to forget. Since March 24th I have been in this house, with my two kids and my wife. … Continue reading

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