Category Archives: Site News

Warning – under construction for a few weeks… Sorry for all the ads. Should be better now.

OK, as many of you have noticed, and some of you have complained to me – whether in person or email – the WordPress ads have become increasingly intrusive… Much more so in the past 60 days or so. The … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – time to be thankful for… the start of Essen reviews!

For the Americans here – it’s Thanksgiving – a national holiday to give thanks that we’re not Canadian.  No, actually, it’s maybe to give thanks that we’re not British?  Though the original settlers who celebrated the first Thanksgiving still were … Continue reading

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Game Award Chart (Finally) Updated!

Well, it’s still not perfect, but we finally got the Game Award Chart updated. And, by we – I really mean Craig. We’ll try to do a better job of keeping this updated as the awards roll in this year… … Continue reading

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Italian Game of the Year (Gioco dell’Anno): nominations

After months of careful judgments, the Italian Game of the Year (Gioco dell’Anno) committee, officiated by Roberto Genovese with Beatrice Parisi, Fabrizio Paoli (coordinator), Luca Bonora, Riccardo Busetto, Massimiliano Calimera, Fabio Cambiaghi, Paolo Cupola and Caterina Ligabue, nominated this 5 … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers Preview Essen SPIEL 2016

As we do every year, the writers of the Opinionated Gamers will preview some of the new games to be presented at the SPIEL fair in Essen, Germany.  Sadly, as the number of games at the show rises every year, … Continue reading

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July is for Re-dos, Repeats, Rethemes, Re-releases, Re-prints and more!

As we move into the hot summer months, I took a look at my stack of review games and noticed that there are a lot of second comings out right now – whether that be re-releases, re-themes, sequels, re-prints, etc. … Continue reading

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TBLYP: Throw back leap year post

Well, this is only the second leap year post we’ve ever had, and I thought it would be funny to make it be the same one – so let’s take a look back at what we were talking about 4 … Continue reading

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Gathering of Friends Coverage

As some of you may know, the 2015 Gathering of Friends kicks off this week.  As usual, the OG will have plenty of coverage.   This will be my second year attending and I will be attempting to provide more … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the Opinionated Gamers

Well, we’ve made it through another (calendar) year – and thanks to everyone who continues to read our little blog…  We’re not quite yet to our fourth birthday though – that will be 1/24/2015. When I founded the blog in … Continue reading

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Italian Games of the Year announced

And the winner is … Just a little break in the endless rush of Essen preview/review to announce the best Italian award … Two years ago Italian publishers and Lucca Comics & Games staff had a meeting concerning the evolution … Continue reading

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