Opinionated Gamers

  • Games to look out for at GenCon 2023

    GenCon 2023 is nearly here!  I’m getting ready for a day or two in Indianapolis to try to catch it all – and here is a list of the things that I’m interested in learning more about!  This list is … Continue reading →

  • Aurum (Game Review by Chris Wray)

    Eric Martin has published his Gen Con 2023 preview, and the convention opens Thursday. I sorted the list to identify the trick-taking games, noticing four that will be for sale at Gen Con 2023 (Aurum, Inside Job, Sail, and Seas … Continue reading →

  • Convention Report: Gulf Games 50

    I know what you are thinking – didn’t I already read a Gulf Games Convention Report from Mark Jackson? Well yes, you did. However, the good news for you (and the bad news for me) is that I didn’t get … Continue reading →

  • Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2023 (Part 5)

    Yeah, ok, you go bragging about how well you’re doing in Pandemic Season 0 and then October comes along and smacks you left, right and centre, knocking you down and dragging you into the marsh with concrete boots on. One … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of After Us

    After Us Designer: Florian Sirieix Publisher: Catch Up Games (dist. By Pandasaurus) Players: 1-6 Age: 14+ Time: 45 minutes Played with review copy provided by Pandasaurus From the publisher: “2083. Humankind died out decades ago, leaving behind mere vestiges of … Continue reading →

  • Convention Report: Gulf Games 50

    I was there at the (nearly) beginning… my wife & I were one of nine families who made up the attendees of Gulf Games 2. For the next 4 years, I was a pretty regular fixture – then we moved … Continue reading →

  • Talia Rosen: Midsummer Mini-Reviews

    I’ve played a lot of great games so far this summer, so it’s time for another mini-review roundup.   My favorite of all the games over the past couple months has been Cartographers with the various “map pack” expansions.  Cartographers is … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Princes of Florence

    Princes of Florence Publisher: Korea Board Games / Wizkids Designers: Wolfgang Kramer, Richard Ulrich, Jens Christopher Ulrich Players: 1-5 Age: 12+ Time: 70-90 mins Played with review copies provided by Korea Boardgames/Wizkids.  Played >50 times (estimation) with older versions (alea/RGG) ...

  • Blood On The Clocktower, or How I Realized You Can Be Stressed In Multiple Ways For 2 Hours At A Time

    Review by: Eric Edens You Mean Like Werewolf? Blood on the Clocktower (BOTC) is a social deduction game which requires a Storyteller to play.  To explain how to play I will briefly compare this to Werewolf but please know this … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Votes for Women  

    Votes for Women Designer: Tory Brown Publisher: Fort Circle Games Players: 1-4 Age: 12+ Time: 60-75 minutes Played with review copy provided by Fort Circle Games Votes for Women is a card-driven game covering the American women’s suffrage movement from … Continue reading →