Tag Archives: 10 Great Series

10 Great Trick Taking Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Trick taking is a favorite mechanic of ours here at The Opinionated Gamers.  Though we never finished our Tricks and Trumps series, we do cover a lot of the games on this site.   And over on BGG, I run the … Continue reading

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10 Great Tile Placement Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Tile placement games are a prominent part of the hobby, even if the mechanic is a bit difficult to define.  Perhaps because of that vaguess, it isn’t really a mechanic that, at least in my experience, inspires a lot of … Continue reading

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10 Great Animal Games (Article by Chris Wray)

I’m from a family of people who love nature.  Since theme can draw non-gamers into games, I tend to buy a lot of games featuring animals.  I know it isn’t the most popular theme, but it is one with broad … Continue reading

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10 Great Deduction Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Deduction games have long been a part of the hobby, and a prominent one at that.  Classic deduction games include Clue (1949), Scotland Yard (1983), Code 777 (1985), and countless others.  Many of us at The Opinionated Gamers absolutely love … Continue reading

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10 Great Card Games (Article by Chris Wray)

When we tell people we’re into “board games,” what we often mean is “board and card games.”  If you just say card games, people often think of the standard deck of 52, but if you just say board games, people … Continue reading

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10 Great 2-Player Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Two-player games have a special place in our hobby.  Not only are they historically significant — many of the classics like Chess to Go are for pairs of players — but they are also especially relevant for those of us … Continue reading

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10 Great Worker Placement Games (Article by Chris Wray)

Worker placement games have a prominent place in the gaming hobby, but the mechanic is only about 15 years old.  Caylus, designed by William Attia of France and released at Spiel 2005, is commonly referred to as the first “worker … Continue reading

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10 Great Ticket to Ride Maps (Article by Chris Wray)

Alan R. Moon’s Ticket to Ride is one of the favorite games among writers of this site.  It was #1 on our list of 50 Modern Classics, and it was #1 on our list of games to play first when … Continue reading

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10 Great Games by Reiner Knizia (Article by Chris Wray)

Reiner Knizia is one of the most prolific and accomplished game designers of the modern era.  Many of his designs have achieved commercial success and critical acclaim, and he has several titles that are doubtlessly modern classics. He’s also a … Continue reading

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