Category Archives: Sessions

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2020 (Part 6)

So, here we are in uncertain times. Gatherings (outside immediate family) in my part of the world have been limited to yourself and one other person for the foreseeable future. All face-to-face gaming has come to a crushing halt; as … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2020 (Part 5)

My hits of Essen (Die Crew, Maracaibo, and Expedition to Newdale) have all seen significant play over the last two months, and I’m still very happy with them. They’ve been reducing the number of new games played though compared to … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2020 (Part 1)

As a new year commences, perhaps it’s timely to ruminate on the journey that junkie gamers take. In your introduction to the hobby, every game is amazing, your eyes are opening up to a world of endless possibilities, every game … Continue reading

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Happy 2020! The Opinonated Gamers Final Quick Looks at SPIEL 2019 games

So last year, we did a fun thing where we asked our writers to give short comments on games as they play them, and many of our readers felt this was a great way to read about the games.  These … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 28)

Playing games at an Essen weekend is like Gump’s box of chocolates. It’s easy to get roped into games that other people are interested in, bypassing all your usual self-selective-bias security alerts, often with alarming results.

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 27)

At time of writing, I’ve just finished our Essen weekend here in Sydney with 100 of my closest gaming friends (here’s a shoutout to the glorious Advent Games for organising and hosting), which means I have a bank of snapshots … Continue reading

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