Category Archives: Interviews

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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Apokalypseinc Games: a new Italian publisher

I got in touch with a new Italian publisher that will attend in Essen presenting “The Producer”, a deep strategic game I’ll write about as soon as I’ll be able to play it. I decided to ask Manlio, the designer … Continue reading

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Liga: Hexemonia preview with some designer’s notes

Designer: Fabio Attoli Publisher: Pendragon Games Studio Players: 2-4 Time: 45 minutes Ages: 13+ Rules will be soon available on Pendragon Game Studio web-site Once upon a time there was hexes: every game with the ambition to be something more … Continue reading

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The Art of Design: interviews to game designers #25 – Paolo Mori

Here I’m again after a long stop. Organizing PLAY: The Games Festival becomes years after years more time demanding and dry up all my free time. I hope to be able to start post again with regularity on Opinionated Gamers. … Continue reading

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The Art of Design: Interviews to game designers #24 – Jeffrey D. Allers

Dear gamers, after a long silence here again with some new interviews to game designers. In the meanwhile I have to say that I used some pieces of my past interviews as important designers notes on an upcoming book about … Continue reading

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