Category Archives: Interviews

Voices in Board Gaming: Interview with Greg Schloesser

Series Note:  Today we’re launching a new series on The Opinionated Gamers called Voices in Board Gaming.  Each article will feature a different gamer who (a) has been in the hobby for an extended period of time, and (b) can … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Interview with Wolfgang Warsch

I had never really known about Wolfgang Warsch prior to the Gathering of Friends 2018.  I mean, I had actually already played The Mind, but I never knew who designed it… During that week of gaming, I found that there … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Brief Interview with Dr. Cameron Browne

As part of this week’s posts, Dr. Browne was kind enough to entertain some questions that I had, and here’s what he had to say.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s series. What inspired the LUDI project?

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Dale Yu: Interview with Jeff Allers (and Bernd Eisenstein) – Designers of Order of the Gilded Compass

We have posted a review of the Order of the Gilded Compass today as well – here is an interview that I did with the designer discussing the development of this fun game! —- Dale Yu: Jeff, thanks for taking … Continue reading

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Funkenschlag at Fifteen: The Story of Power Grid

Game History by Chris Wray   This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of Funkenschlag, the first forerunner of Power Grid.  In a hobby that is often defined by the “cult of the new,” Power Grid (which is still called Funkenschlag … Continue reading

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The Art of Design: interviews to game designers #26 – Jason Matthews

It is a long time since my last interview. More than 2 years ago I got my last interview with Paolo Mori. It is also a long time I’m not writing reviews, most due to Play – The Games Festival, … Continue reading

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Tichu Turns 25: A Retrospective on the Hobby’s Favorite Card Game

Game History by Chris Wray, Tichu Tips by Mary Prasad This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Tichu’s publication.  In a hobby that is often defined by the “cult of the new,” Tichu is still a perennial favorite among gamers, … Continue reading

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Liga: review of The Mysterious Dragon Cave

Designers: Carlo Emanuele Lanzavecchia & Walter Obert Artist: Rolf Vogt Publisher: Drei Magier Spiele Players: 2−4 Age: 5+ Playing Time: 20 minutes The little dragon on a big treasure hunt wants to collect as much as treasure as possible, and … Continue reading

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Liga: review of Rush & Bash

Title: Rush & Bash Designer: Erik Burigo Publisher: Red Glove Age: 7+ Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 30 minutes Times played: a lot (more than 5) I’m really happy when I have the possibility to write about an Italian game that … Continue reading

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Liga: preview of Darkmoor RpG

In the recent years I started playing and mastering RPGs again. They were my main focus in my youth, before moving to boardgames. Beside the classic Dungeons & Dragons (I’m playing the 5th edition) and Pathfinder, I’m also moving to … Continue reading

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