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All Fun and Games

I play games to have fun. The problem with that statement, of course, is that having fun means different things to different people.  What might be fun for me might not be fun for others; further, as Wei-Hwa notes, maximizing … Continue reading

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Culling a Collection

Warning, ramblings ahead. I wanted to document what it was like for me over the year of 2019 to massively shrink my collection of games to a far more manageable and playable amount. Some of this will resonate with some … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2018 (Cabinet of Curiosities)

I was recently overseas checking out some royal digs.  I found it interesting that people were in the habit of collecting various knickknacks of interest and putting them in a private collection to show off to the “in” crowd.  DaVinci … Continue reading

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Posting pics on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter to see pics from the Gathering of Friends! @opinionatedgmrs

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Interested in going to PAX Unplugged next weekend in Philly? #PAXUnplugged

PAX Unplugged 2017 , the first tabletop-only PAX, will take place November 17-19, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. We have been given ten 3-day passes to the event to distribute to our readers.  There is no monetary cost.  In return for … Continue reading

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Fairplay. 1400 Saturday 

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Friday report from the ravensburger event 

  This year, Ravensburger offered the first lunch and play event. It was quite nice, and they went out of their way to be helpful to us “non speaking” journalists.  Two big pieces of news so far.  1) Knizia was … Continue reading

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The real first day. Thursday 

Well, it’s just around noon here. Managed to already make one trip back to the hotel. Trying something new, and I’m planning to make more frequent trips back to the hotel. The weight will be lighter and frankly my body … Continue reading

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Essen Day Zero

Wow…. I left the halls a several hours ago for dinner and am still fairly speechless. (That’s a good time to write some things up, yes?) Here are today’s acquisitions:

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Weds first news from Essen 

Well, setup day is always hectic. Everyone is still too busy to talk. The Japon brand booth still empty… The good news is that I just heard that the games were cleared thru customs so there should be a happy … Continue reading

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