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: First Impressions of Spike (R&R Games)

    Spike Designer: Stephen Glenn Publisher: R&R Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 2 Essen is just about to start, and I arrived a bit early this year to take in some sights and try … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen 2014 – Final Thoughts from the Fair

    Well, I think it’s time to wrap up the coverage from the fair itself… almost 20 posts from me and 5 or 6 from Liga… Now it’s time to play the games! Essen can be both exhilarating and … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Essen 2014 – News from my meetings

As the weekend progresses, I try to set up a number of meetings to sit down with some old friends – both to get a chance to look at the new games in quieter setting as well as to try … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Essen 2014 – Themes from the show

    Well, through the years, I’ve realized that it gets harder and harder to remember everything that you did/saw/ate at the show. It really just can be a blur – sensory overload, if you will. If you’re ever in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen 2014 By the Numbers

  Well, I managed to survive another trip to Essen. It was a great trip, as usual – and I was glad to have had a chance to travel to Europe, spend some time with my brother, friends from home … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Essen 2014 – What’s in my bags (I think)

  OK, so my record keeping system kind of failed me this year, and as I’m recounting the week on the flight back, I realize that I don’t necessarily know everything that I picked up. But, based on my memory … Continue reading

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Saturday afternoon

Probably my last post from the Messe. A few more meetings this afternoon and then a last trip around the halls to see what is worthy of the last 2.7 lbs of weight that I have.  Here is the stack … Continue reading

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Saturday morning part 2

Looking forward to 2015. Hopefully coming from 2f next year.  I have seen it at the gathering. Friedemann reminded me at breakfast that I can talk about it in April

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Saturday morning

Well looks like the phone gremlins got it again.  Sorry for no posts yesterday afternoon. Lots of pictures of fried potatoes. 

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FRIDAY morning

Brian got his own energy drink this year! Here is the initial Fairplay list.  No numerical ratings yet (not enough votes) By 1030, there are numbers Beasty bar at the top for now Had a nice meeting at Kosmos. Their … Continue reading

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