Tag Archives: Alea

Brandon Kempf – Two Plays and Done Gen Con 2019 Edition

I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Gen Con Most Anticipated List (2019)

We’re less than two weeks away, and I’m excited for Gen Con 2019. This will be my fifth year at the event, and my now-annual tradition of scrolling through Eric Martin’s amazing BGG preview tool is complete.  As I say … Continue reading

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Essen 2018: Quick Thoughts on 5 Games (Mini Reviews by Chris Wray)

Spiel ’18 (a.k.a. Essen) starts on Thursday, so our coverage here on The Opinionated Gamers begins in the next few days.  Several of us will be at the fair, and I’ll be in town from Tuesday to Monday. I’ll be … Continue reading

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The Rise of Queensdale (Spoiler Free Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Inka Brand & Markus Brand Publisher: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH Players: 2-4 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 45-60 Minutes Times Played: 20 (Entire Campaign) The Rise of Queensdale is a competitive legacy game from famed design duo Inka and … Continue reading

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The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game

Designer: Stefan Feld Publisher:  alea / Ravensburger Players:  1 – 4 Ages:  12 and Up Time:  30-60 Minutes Times Played:  3 A Card Game Version of Stefan Feld’s 2011 Hit This year marks the fifth anniversary of Stefan Feld’s The … Continue reading

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Broom Service

Design by Andreas Pelikan & Alexander Pfister Published by Alea / Ravensburger 2 – 5 Players, 1 – 1 1/4 hours Review by Greg J. Schloesser Since its founding way back in 1999, Alea has earned a much-deserved reputation for … Continue reading

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San Juan

Design by Andreas Seyfarth Published by Alea / Ravensburger 2 – 4 Players, 45 minutes – 1 hour Review by Greg J. Schloesser Puerto Rico by award-winning designer Andreas Seyfarth is widely recognized as one of the best boardgames ever … Continue reading

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Vegas

Design by:  Rüdiger Dorn Published by:  Ravensburger / Alea 2 – 5 Players, 30 minutes Review by:  Greg J. Schloesser Dice have been with us since before recorded history.  The oldest dice discovered thus far were excavated in Iran and … Continue reading

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