Category Archives: Selections from the Web

Congratulations to the 2017 IGA Nominees!

The nominations for the 2017 International Gamers Awards were recently announced.  Congratulations to these games, designers, and publishers!   The IGA is awarded annually by a jury of prominent gamers from around the world, with a stated goal “to recognize … Continue reading

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Abluxxen Wins Austria’s Spiel der Spiele Award

Unhappy with the results of the SdJ award?  Maybe you’ll feel better about an announcement made a little south of Germany. The Spiel der Spiele, which is Austria’s national game of the year prize, was awarded a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2014

June 6th, 2014 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings, better known to many as D-Day. It remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, mounting up huge numbers of casualties on both sides. In honor of those who … Continue reading

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OG Reader – Jan 28

Well, to be truthful, I haven’t been doing too much reading this past week as I’ve been readying myself for a trip to Germany! I’m taking a long overdue vacation to Bavaria this week, and my wife was a little … Continue reading

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OG Reader – New “regular” feature

Like most of you, I end up spending a lot of time surfing the Internets looking for things that interest me.  A lot of times, I’m lead to an interesting story because it is shared with me on social media … Continue reading

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2011 Meeples Choice Award Results

Here are the results of the final round of voting for the 2011 Meeples Choice Awards.  The three winners are: The Castles of Burgundy Ora et Labora A Few Acres of Snow There were some surprises as always.  Eclipse, which … Continue reading

Posted in Selections from the Web | 15 Comments Readers’ Choice Awards

In addition to being a periodic contributor to The Opinionated Gamers, I write about board games and card games for This is the second year I’m taking part in the Readers’ Choice Awards, which are designed to highlight … Continue reading

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The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design

I thought you guys might like to see my new book from Open Design, The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design. The essayists include our own Dale Yu, as well as James Ernest, Richard Garfield, Andy Looney, Steve Jackson, and … Continue reading

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The 2010 Meeples Choice Award Voting

Way back in 2001, well known gamer (and now successful designer) Stephen Glenn got an inspired idea:  why not let the members of the Spielfrieks user group vote on their game of the year?  (Okay, it was a lot more … Continue reading

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