Chris Wray

Chris Wray is a frequent reviewer of board and card games, writing dozens of reviews each year.  In addition to writing for the Opinionated Gamers, he also writes for the Counter Magazine and posts reviews on BoardGameGeek.

Chris’s favorite topic is the history of games.  He previously wrote the history of the Spiel des Jahres winners dating back to 1979.  He is currently writing a series for Counter on the history of the International Gamers Awards.

Board and card games were a big deal in his family, and he grew up on the classics.  His first experience with Eurogames was with Settlers of Catan back in 2004, and since then he’s gone down the rabbit hole.  His favorite board games are Agricola, El Grande, Power Grid, Ticket to Ride, and TZAAR.  His favorite card games are 7 Wonders, Hanabi, Seven, Sticheln, and Tichu.  He loves (and collects) both trick taking games and social deduction games (especially Werewolf).

You can find Chris at various conventions, including BGG.CON, Geekway to the West, Gen Con, or Spiel (Essen), and he often blogs while at the conventions.

Chris lives in Jefferson City, MO and works in government.