Author Archives: Dale Yu

About Dale Yu

Dale Yu is the Editor of the Opinionated Gamers. He can occasionally be found working as a volunteer administrator for BoardGameGeek, and he previously wrote for BoardGame News.

Dale Yu: Review of Pagoda

  Pagoda Designer: Arve D. Fuehler Publisher: AEG / Pegasus Ages: 8+ Players: 2 Time: 30-45 min One of the new releases that I found at this year’s Origins was Pagoda – a nice 2 player abstract game released by … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Ancient Terrible Things

  Ancient Terrible Things Designer: Simon McGregor Publisher: Pleasant Company Studios Players:2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60-90 mins Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by Pleasant Company Studios / GameSalute

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Dale Yu: Review of Sultaniya

  Sultaniya Designer: Charles Chevallier Publisher: Bombyx/Asmodee Ages: 8+ Players: 2-4 Time: 30-45 min Times Played: 3 with review copy provided by Asmodee Sultaniya is a Persian city founded in the 13th century that was once a capital of a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Chinatown

Chinatown Designer: Karsten Hartwig Publisher: Z-Man Games, 2014 Ages:14+ Players: 3-5 Time: 60 minutes Z-Man games continues their series of reprints of classic games – the newest entry into this line is Chinatown.  Originally released in 1999 by Alea, this … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Rothbo

So, I’m sure most of you have read the title of the column and are trying to search for a game called Rothbo.  You won’t find it that way, because the Rothbo isn’t a game – but rather a “rotating … Continue reading

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OP Mailbag – Game recommendation sought

Occasionally we get comments via email from readers of the blog.  Just this week, the following question was posed to us – and I thought it would be a good idea to run the question by the writers of the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Helios

  Helios Designer: Matthias Prinz & Martin Kallenborn Publisher: Z-man / Hans im Glueck Ages: 10+ Time: ~60-90 min Players: 2-4 Times played: 7 (3 on review copy provided by Z-Man) Helios is a new spring 2014 release from Hans … Continue reading

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Guest Column – 1963 Game Diary – Sid Sackson – An Overview by Chris Kovac

From time to time, the Opinionated Gamers are happy to host writing from some noted gamers.  Chris Kovac is a good friend of mine, despite his Canadian-ness ;), who asked to contribute a piece on Sid Sackson.  This is a … Continue reading

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Quickie report from Origins

Due to a number of schedule constraints, including but not limited to my upcoming trip to Hamburg for the Kinderspiel des Jahres award ceremony, I was only able to spend a single day in Columbus this year… Here is a … Continue reading

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Now less blurry

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