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Isaac Heres
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my favorite is a choice between of

Tom Vasel
Board to Death reviews - (they got me hooked into Rush n Crush and RKR)
DrakkenStrike
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Games With Hayden
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I really like the Watch It Played video series. Introduction to the game, then they play through a game. I can read/see rules and pieces, but actually seeing the game played helps a ton.

Then:
Board To Death
Marnado
Drakkenstrike
Tom Vasel
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1. Tom Vasel --> easily the best overall, and no one reviews new games quicker!
2. DrakkenStrike --> beautiful, high quality videos, but too few to be king
3. Games with Hayden --> good, simple description of rules, and a helpful perspective from a kid

Honourable mention: Marnaudo
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My favorite game reviewer is Michael Chapel...That guys knows exactly what I like.
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Shannon Bingham
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UndeadViking,DrakkenStrike,and Tom Vasel are easily my top 3.
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EndersGame is the only one that I follow regularly. I prefer text w/ pics over video and his are consistently excellent.

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All excellent. Check out Drive thru Reviews "eekamouse" videos also.
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rockinghorsedreams also does a nice job.
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1. Rodney Smith of Watch it Played (Andrea and Luke as well!)
2. Black Belt Robert of Black Belt Gaming
3. Paul Dean of Shut Up and Sit Down
4. Quintin Smith of Shut Up and Sit Down
5. Jeremy Salinas of DrakkenStrike Videos
6. Marco Arnaudo
7. David Pretty of Let's Play- hoping for more video reviews from him


Edit: Can't believe I forgot SUSD! I think I put them in a category by themselves.
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Vasel and Salinas Hands down.

I'm starting to like the way the girls from Starlit Citadel do theirs. They are up in coming. http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/76442/video-reviews-by-sta...

Shut Up and Sit Down for the comedy and editing. http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/71211/the-official-shut-up...
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Shut up and Sit Down (what they lack in quantity they make up for in pure entertainment)

Vasel - You can't argue with his volume and enthusiasm. Plus they're just about the perfect length.

Drakkenstrike - Can go a little long at times, but absolutely fantastic production values and seems to have a similar taste in games.

I'm starting to appreciate calandale's end of session wrap ups and reports. His sessions are a bit much, but I think he brings a unique perspective to the reviews not seen in my other favorites.
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It's easy to get lost in the firehose that are BGG reviews, but I started writing reviews a few months ago. I'd love to hear input from people :)

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UndeadViking, most definitely. His opinion is the one I find myself agreeing with most of the time, and I like the very thorough breakdowns he does of components and rules.
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-Tom Vasel for his immediacy (he's also the first I came across)

-Marnaudo for his thoroughness

-Ender for his pictorial/written reviews

Honorable mention to Shut Up & Sit Down, because they're capable of getting me to watch a review of a game I have no interest in.
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Vassell and metzler.

Undeadviking

Drakkenstike
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MWChapel wrote:
My favorite game reviewer is Michael Chapel...That guys knows exactly what I like.
I heard that guy sucks
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This is very easy:

Rodney Smith and his family from "Watch it played"

Earlier I realy liked Drakkenstrike. But the problem with him is: It always seems he is promoting the game. It seems he never critizes a game. He just tells you the good things.
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riddlen wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
My favorite game reviewer is Michael Chapel...That guys knows exactly what I like.
I heard that guy sucks


True, he's not very newb friendly, and is fairly critical on fluffy filler games, but if you want a perspective for great meaty games, and who predates everyone mentioned here today, you can catch his wild opinions about games every Tuesday night in Austin....Live!
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Uuvulabob or whatever is nice to. Not too much to look at and with humor. You need to pause the videos though

Edit: I guess that says something. I see other also comment on negatives. Well, I'm not a fan of 15-20 minutes of nothing.
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Drakkenstrike is a reviewer? I thought he was a videographer. Hmm, learn something new every day.

My favorites:
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I am also becoming a fan of Rodney Smith...
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H4msterbacke wrote:
This is very easy:

Rodney Smith and his family from "Watch it played"

Earlier I realy liked Drakkenstrike. But the problem with him is: It always seems he is promoting the game. It seems he never critizes a game. He just tells you the good things.


I know that Jeremy only tries to review games he actually enjoys. That's probably one the reasons you don't hear a lot of criticism from him. Just an FYI
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rhoubhe wrote:
H4msterbacke wrote:
This is very easy:

Rodney Smith and his family from "Watch it played"

Earlier I realy liked Drakkenstrike. But the problem with him is: It always seems he is promoting the game. It seems he never critizes a game. He just tells you the good things.


I know that Jeremy only tries to review games he actually enjoys. That's probably one the reasons you don't hear a lot of criticism from him. Just an FYI


In the business those are called "puff pieces"
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Marco Arnaudo, because of all the reviewers I've seen, he's the one I would most like to sit down a play a block game with.

Eekamouse, because he said, "...the theme's cool. You know, it's samurais. I mean, who doesn't like samurais, right?"

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