Category Archives: Commentary

Congratulations to the 2019 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. Links are to our past reviews.

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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – 2019 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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Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in April 2019

This is the April 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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10 Great Games by Reiner Knizia (Article by Chris Wray)

Reiner Knizia is one of the most prolific and accomplished game designers of the modern era.  Many of his designs have achieved commercial success and critical acclaim, and he has several titles that are doubtlessly modern classics. He’s also a … Continue reading

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Games That Deserve a Reprint: Wrap-up

This is the final installment in our series called Games That Deserve a Reprint.  In the first four article this week, we walked through 20 games that we think deserve a reprint.  Here are the links: #20 to #16 #15 … Continue reading

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Games That Deserve a Reprint: #5 to #1

This is the fourth installment in our series called Games That Deserve a Reprint.  This article walks through #5 to #1.  These are the games with a high degree of consensus among us: in fact, it took at least 6 … Continue reading

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Games That Deserve a Reprint: #10 to #6

This is the third installment in our series called Games That Deserve a Reprint.  This article walks through #10 to #6.  In short, this project aims to highlight 20 games that we think deserve a reprint.  To make the list, … Continue reading

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Games That Deserve a Reprint: #15 to #11

This is the second installment in our series called Games That Deserve a Reprint.  This article walks through #15 to #11.  In short, this project aims to highlight 20 games that we think deserve a reprint.  To make the list, … Continue reading

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Games That Deserve a Reprint: #20 to #16

Games go in and out of print.  In today’s marketplace, where thousands of titles are released each year, most releases get one printing, then they’re done.  Of course, many of us are also constantly clearing shelf space, so the secondary … Continue reading

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Chris’s Trip to the Gathering of Friends: Wrap-up

The 30th Gathering of Friends ended tonight, though I left yesterday to head back to Missouri.  I wanted to do one final post about the Gathering, a sort of conclusion, with thoughts on the coming year in gaming and my … Continue reading

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