Tag Archives: Codenames

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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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 4

Over the next few months, instead of going with my Three Games articles, I am going to take a look at my collection and try to discuss why certain titles survived the great purge of 2019. During this process I … Continue reading

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10 Great Games of the 2010s (Article by Chris Wray)

The 2010s were a monumental time period in tabletop gaming.  The industry and hobby grew exponentially, with tens of thousands of new games hitting the market and hundreds of thousands of new players entering the fold.  It was a decade … Continue reading

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Codenames Duet (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers:  Vlaada Chvátil, Scot Eaton Publisher:  Czech Games Edition Players:  2 (or more) Ages:  11 and Up Time:  15 Minutes Times Played:   > 9 Codenames Duet is the cooperative, two-player version of Vlaada Chvátil’s Codenames, winner of the 2016 Spiel … Continue reading

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Chris’s Gathering: Sunday

Sunday was the best day yet for me at the Gathering.  I met several new people and tried several cool games and prototypes.  Here’s my summary of today’s experience, plus a quick overview of what I played. What games are people playing? … Continue reading

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Essen Day One: The Convention So Far, Plus the Morning Haul (Chris Wray)

A picture is worth a thousand words, so this will be a short post, mostly to update on what is hot so far at the convention.  I also crack open the 2016 DSP Goodie Box below. By 10:30, the convention … Continue reading

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Codenames Pictures (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer:  Vlaada Chvátil Publisher:  Czech Games Edition Players:  2 – 8 Ages:  10 and Up Time:  10-20 Minutes Times Played:   > 5 Codenames Pictures is the much-anticipated follow-up to Vlaada Chvátil’s Codenames, winner of the 2016 Spiel des Jahres.  Czech … Continue reading

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