Category Archives: Commentary

A Round-Robin Letter for 2020 Games and Gaming (and some Books and Music)

One of the joys of this time of year for me is reflecting back, in unnecessary detail, about the events of the last year. I’ve only sent out Christmas cards for maybe 4 of the last 17 years or so, … Continue reading

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That Time I Tried To Take All of the Fun Out of Strike

Before we get to my new degenerate Strike strategy, here’s a brief history of the other times I’ve tried to take the analytics approach to the childhood activities of little league baseball and gym class. To be clear, I was … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Three Games of October

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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Brandon Kempf – Three Games of Essen 2020 (A little bit heavier this time, but not a lot)

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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My Mind is Boggled: Which Edition of Boggle Should I Keep?

I own two versions of the word game Boggle, one from 1977 and the other from 2003. While continuing to whittle down my game collection to a more reasonable size (it once topped 1,000 games) and after consulting with my … Continue reading

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Opinionated Gamers Spiel Want Lists

October normally brings the excitement of new games from Spiel and Dale’s food lists but this year we will miss some of that. So let’s talk about SPIEL.digital and what might be found there. The Opinionated Gamers will present their … Continue reading

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