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Chris Wray: My Essen 2018 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2018 is a little more than two weeks away, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’18 Preview on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2018 IGA Nominees!

The nominations for the 2018 International Gamers Awards were just announced.  Congratulations to these games, designers, and publishers! The IGA is awarded annually by a jury of prominent gamers from around the world, with a stated goal “to recognize outstanding games and … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – Final Guesses of 2018 Edition

    For the past few years, our group of gamers has taken their best guess at trying to read the minds of the Spiel des Jahres jury members.  The nominations for the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers (Try To) Predict the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres – 2018 Edition

For the past few years, our group of gamers has taken their best guess at trying to read the minds of the Spiel des Jahres jury members.  The nominations for the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres will be … Continue reading

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Chris’s Trip to the Gathering of Friends: Saturday/Sunday

This is my second year at the Gathering of Friends, and I figured I’d do quick reviews of games I played, plus write a bit about the experience.  I’ve played a number of new games over the past couple of … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: Quick Thoughts on 10 Essen Games

We’re a little over two weeks past Spiel ‘17, and I’ve played about 40 new titles.  So has my game group: every year, I invite everybody I regularly game with in Kansas and Missouri to a small get-together (called “Essen … Continue reading

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Essen Day 2: What is hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

For me, Friday at Essen means more time playing games and less time shopping.  This posts covers several topics: (1) what’s hot, (2) the International Gamers Award ceremony, and (3) what I played.

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Chris Wray: My Essen 2017 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2017 is less than two weeks away, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’17 Preview on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The Opinionated Gamers … Continue reading

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