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Talia Rosen: Kickstarter Curmudgeon?

I’ve always thought of myself as a Kickstarter curmudgeon, but then I woke up one morning recently and realized that I was awaiting about a dozen games from recent Kickstarter campaigns.  It seems that I’ve changed my tune in just … Continue reading

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Feed the Kraken (Game Preview by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Maikel Cheney, Dr. Hans Höh, Tobias Immich Publisher:  Funtails Artists: Hendrik Noack, James Churchill Players:  5-11 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  45-90 Minutes Feed the Kraken is a big box social deduction game that is launching on Kickstarter tomorrow.  … Continue reading

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Joe’s Bookshelf – How to Host a Game Night

Written by Erik Arneson and published by Tiller PressISBN 978-1-9821-5047-1 (ebook ISBN 978-1-9821-5048-8)Review based upon a review copy provided by the publisher Erik is, of course, one of the Opinionated Gamers writers (if possibly one even less prolific here than … Continue reading

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Barrage is the IGA Game of the Year!

The International Gamers Awards (IGA) announced their Game of the Year selection during and the winner is Barrage! Barrage was designed by Simone Luciani and Tommaso Battista and published by Cranio Creations. The game received strong support from the … Continue reading

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Simmy Peerutin’s Final Days at – Report from South Africa

DAY 3   For me, it ended with a whimper, not a bang. At about 9.50pm local time (I’m in South Africa) I found myself visiting various gaming tables to find I was the only person there and typing into … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: New York Zoo in 36 hours (First Impressions, Unboxing, etc)

New York Zoo Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Publisher: Capstone Games/Feuerland Players: 1-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-60 minutes Played on review copy provided by Capstone Games   So, SPIEL week is always an exciting time – so many new games to see … Continue reading

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