Category Archives: Commentary

10 Great Trick Taking Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Trick taking is a favorite mechanic of ours here at The Opinionated Gamers.  Though we never finished our Tricks and Trumps series, we do cover a lot of the games on this site.   And over on BGG, I run the … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Three Games of August

I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading

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Solo Gaming in the Time of Covid-19

I started doing a lot of solo gaming when my oldest son (and chief gamer buddy) left for college in August 2019. Even with him home during this extended time of quarantine, I’ve still been playing solo games. And with … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – The Top 10 games (at least according to BGG) That I Have Not Played

As board gamers, we seem to put a lot of stock in the Top 100 games as “voted” on by BoardGameGeek users and the arguments constantly thrown around by the pundits. We even discuss them quite often here on the … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in July & August 2020

This is the July and August entry for my 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, there’s a combination of old and … Continue reading

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10 Great Tile Placement Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Tile placement games are a prominent part of the hobby, even if the mechanic is a bit difficult to define.  Perhaps because of that vaguess, it isn’t really a mechanic that, at least in my experience, inspires a lot of … Continue reading

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