Category Archives: Gathering of Friends

Gathering Memories: New Games

Well, another Gathering of Friends has come and gone and, as usual, I had an amazing time. Thanks so much to Alan Moon and all the other folks who do such a terrific job of providing good gaming and good … Continue reading

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Chris’s Gathering: Wrap-up

I have a work commitment on Wednesday, so I’m flying back home tonight, though the Gathering doesn’t end until Sunday.  I wanted to do one final post about the Gathering, a sort of conclusion, with thoughts on the coming year … Continue reading

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Chris’s Gathering: Monday

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were about non-stop gaming, mostly of released titles, but today I made a point of playing several prototypes and playing with several different groups. As I did for the past couple of days, here’s my summary … Continue reading

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Chris’s Gathering: Sunday

Sunday was the best day yet for me at the Gathering.  I met several new people and tried several cool games and prototypes.  Here’s my summary of today’s experience, plus a quick overview of what I played. What games are people playing? … Continue reading

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Chris’s Gathering: Friday/Saturday

This is my first year at the Gathering of Friends, and I figured I’d do quick reviews of games I played, plus write a bit about the experience.  I’ve played a number of new games over the past couple of … Continue reading

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Czech it out – 2016 Edition

Each year, at the Gathering of Friends, the nice guys from Czech Games Edition arrive in the States with their newest prototypes.  We here at the Opinionated Gamers have developed a tradition where we outline the upcoming releases based on … Continue reading

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Ben’s Gathering Wrap-Up

This year’s Gathering of Friends has come to a close for me.  As happened last year, the the beginning of the week featured long, leisurely days of gaming and socializing.  Those days quickly disappeared toward the end of the week, replaced … Continue reading

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Ben’s Gathering Day 6

Very little gaming today, as I decided to go outside and enjoy the weather.  I opened the day with another game of CGE’s word-game prototype.  It is still in the early stages, so I am limited in what I can … Continue reading

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Ben’s Gathering Day 5

The Gathering of Friends is a strange kind of event at times.  You often find yourself playing games you never expected to with people you never expected to.  That was kind of the theme yesterday, as I opened the day … Continue reading

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Ben’s Gathering Day 4

Another day of short descriptions and few pictures, I’m afraid, as a large portion of the day was committed to unpublished, unsigned prototypes.  Great day all around, however.  It began with a third play of Elysium.  This is the third … Continue reading

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