Category Archives: Commentary

Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in March 2019

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

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Dale/JaNate: Roll With It – the Opinionated Gamers’ Roll and Write Decathlon

As some of you may have seen on Twitter, this past weekend, Dale and James Nathan brought together a wacky idea that actually ended up with a pretty darn good result…  James Nathan had been toying with the idea of … Continue reading

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Voices in Board Gaming: Interview with James & Sheila Davis

About Today’s Guests: This is the sixth interview in our “Voices in Board Gaming” series here on The Opinionated Gamers.  Today’s guests, Sheila & James Davis, are among the kindest people you’ll ever meet in the hobby. A husband and … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 7)

In the 20 years I’ve been tracking games and plays, these are the games I’ve played 100 times or more: 1 Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (685) 2 Hanabi (261) 3 Bluff (242) 4 Zirkus Flohcati (202) 5 … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 6)

When you look at the games you’ve played the most compared to those which you’ve spent the most time playing, you’d expect the list to be filled by your best fillers and shorter-length games. When you have a group who … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in February 2019…

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

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 5)

I keep a log of all my game plays in an Access database, and have done since I re-caught the gaming bug in 1999. Being able to *know* things rather than guess them (like how many times have I played … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in Recent Months

This is the November, December, and January entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in the past month that I didn’t have time to do full reviews of.  Even though I’m covering three months, I’m still just … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2019 (Part 2)

We’re well into our Essen Review weekend now, where there are no clocks in the room nor windows to the outside world, only windows into our souls. And our souls here are saying if you want to consistently play good … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 1)

This year [2018] I played 721 games in 311 titles, 187 of which were new to me (beating my previous record of 150). Slightly over 60%. The big hitters were:Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (55)Gloomhaven (35)Mystic Vale (33) … Continue reading

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