Category Archives: Commentary

Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 21

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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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 20

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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10 Great Card Games (Article by Chris Wray)

When we tell people we’re into “board games,” what we often mean is “board and card games.”  If you just say card games, people often think of the standard deck of 52, but if you just say board games, people … Continue reading

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Ten 2020 Titles I’m Eagerly Anticipating (Article by Chris Wray)

There’s a bit of a down feeling about the hobby these days: everybody is understandably worried about Gen Con and Essen being cancelled, and a few games are being delayed. But I’m feeling pretty confident that this is going to … Continue reading

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An Interview with Chad DeShon of BoardGameTables.com

Series Note: This is the first in a series of interviews I’m doing with publishers and designers. With many game conventions cancelled, and the number of new releases already declining, I’m asking questions about what is coming out in the … Continue reading

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10 Great 2-Player Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Two-player games have a special place in our hobby.  Not only are they historically significant — many of the classics like Chess to Go are for pairs of players — but they are also especially relevant for those of us … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 19

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 Pandemic is Changing What We’re Playing (Article by Chris Wray)

I recently pulled data from BGG for all games that had more than 500 logged plays in February 2020 (before many of the shutdowns started) and March 2020 (when many of the shutdowns started).  I compared the number of logged … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 18

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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Resources for Gamers in the Era of Social Distancing (Article by Chris Wray)

Social distancing is interrupting countless game nights and events, and with an uncertain end date, many of us gamers are finding new ways to enjoy the hobby we love.  I wanted to write some of my discoveries and observations.   Dale … Continue reading

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