Tag Archives: Sticheln

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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Stick ‘Em (2020 Capstone Version of Sticheln) (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Klaus Palesch Publisher: Capstone Games Players: 3 – 6 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: > 20 It took nearly three decades, but Sticheln — one of my favorite card games — has finally received an … Continue reading

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Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 16

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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Brandon Kempf: Sturgeoning My Board Game Collection

So, if we go by Sturgeon’s Law that 90% of everything is crap, what are the 10% in your game collection that you think aren’t crap? Yes, I realize that this is a bad usage of Sturgeon’s Law. In truth, … Continue reading

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10 Trick Taking Games I’d Love to See Reprinted (Commentary by Chris Wray)

I love trick taking games; it is probably my favorite game genre.  But finding old ones can be tricky (no pun intended): this is a genre of games that tends to be printed in small print runs, and several excellent … Continue reading

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Tricks and Trumps #3: Trick Taking Meets German Game Designers (1990-1995)

This is our third entry in an eleven-part series featuring trick taking games.  This entry will focus on trick taking games from the early 1990s to 1995.  During this era, German game designers started to put their own creative twists … Continue reading

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