Opinionated Gamers

  • Resources for Gamers in the Era of Social Distancing (Article by Chris Wray)

    Social distancing is interrupting countless game nights and events, and with an uncertain end date, many of us gamers are finding new ways to enjoy the hobby we love.  I wanted to write some of my discoveries and observations.   Dale … Continue reading →

  • Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 17

    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 →

  • Chrono Corsairs (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

    Designers: John Brieger & Vincent Hirtzel Artist: Matt Paquette Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-5 Time: 60-75 Minutes Times Played: 2 Groundhog’s Day — the movie — and Pirates, those are pretty nerdy things, right? So when I cast my … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Wizard Würfelspiel

    Wizard Würfelspiel Designer: Daan Kreek Publisher: AMIGO Players: 2-5 Age: 10+ Time: 20 minutes Times played: 7 with review copy provided by AMIGO In Wizard Würfelspiel, players bid on the results of seven magical dice.  Results are recorded on a … Continue reading →

  • How to Host a Game Night – Book Cover Reveal

    I’ve played board games since childhood, and as an adult I dove into hobby headfirst in 1999 after being introduced to modern games like Settlers of Catan. Board games are central to many of my favorite memories, like… The time … Continue reading →

  • 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 →

  • Gaming in the Era of Social Distancing

    Well, unless you’ve be living under a rock for the past few months, you’re aware of the new normal in the world of Covid-19…  Everyone is asked to stay at home when possible, schools are essentially closed for in-person learning, … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Miyabi

    Miyabi Designer: Michael Kiesling Publisher: HABA Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 40 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by HABA USA In Miyabi, players vie to make the most elegant Japanese garden.  Each player starts with an empty … Continue reading →

  • Brandon Kempf – Surviving the Purge 15

    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 →

  • 2020 American Tabletop Award Winners

    Wow, that was quicker than I had thought. I had thought there would be more build up and a bit of drama, but the award winners have already been announced. If you have thoughts on the awards, leave them in … Continue reading →