Opinionated Gamers

  • Patrick Brennan & Dale Yu: Review of Rush M.D.

    Rush M.D. Designers: Anthony Howgego, Konstantinos Kokkinis, Dávid Turczi Publisher: Artipia Games Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 1 (Patrick), 3 (Dale, with review copy provided by Artipia) [Patrick] Rush M.D. is a real-time co-op with physical … Continue reading ...

  • 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 →

  • 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 →

  • Unheralded Games of the Past Decade: 2012 & 2013

    It’s that time of year again, when we take a look back and do lots of Top game lists, but this year’s end is a bit special, it’s the end of the decade. A decade that started with 7 Wonders, … Continue reading →

  • Unheralded Games of the Past Decade: 2010 & 2011

    It’s that time of year again, when we take a look back and do lots of Top game lists, but this year’s end is a bit special, it’s the end of a decade. A decade that started with 7 Wonders, … Continue reading →

  • Our Favorite Games of 2019

    Another year has passed, so it is time for our annual list of “best of” games from the previous year.  Each writer was given space to put in their personal list. If you missed it, a few days ago we … Continue reading →

  • The Opinionated Gamers Re-review Hadara and talk about the new mini Expansions

    Hadara Designer: Benjamin Schwer Publisher: Hans im Glück, Z-Man Games(Gen Con Release) Players: 2-5 Time: 45-60 We originally looked at this game back on July 22, 2019 – right before Gen Con 2019.  Since then, the game has been a … Continue reading →

  • Cine Write and Trade (Preview)

    Designer: Nomas Kurnia, Arif PrimaArtist: Nomas KurniaPublisher: Tematis Co.Players: 2-4Ages: 13+Times Played: 2 on my demo copy This will be a different sort of post, as this game isn’t available…yet.  Along with two other games I’ll tell you about once … Continue reading →

  • 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 →

  • Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2020 (Part 2)

    When I re-discovered boardgaming in 1999, I immediately knew I wanted to play anything and everything, just to “know” – know what was out there, know what I liked, know how to play well, know enough to recommend good games … Continue reading →