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 Grog Island

  Grog Island Designer: Michael Rieneck Publisher: Eggertspiele Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 40-75 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Eggertspiele Grog Island is the newest release from Eggertspiele, a company currently riding high after winning the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of King’s Pouch

  King’s Pouch Designer: Kee W. Kim Publisher: Dive Dice (Korea) Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by Korea Board Games at Essen King’s Pouch was one of a number of games … Continue reading

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Review: The Next Great American Game (Movie Documentary)

Editor’s Note: The Opinionated Gamers was asked to preview “The Next Great American Game”.  In true OG style, a few of us got together for a virtual screening, and we have written a review roundtable style.  The main website for … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Versailles

  Versailles Designer: Andrei Novac Publisher : NSKN Games, EN distribution by Passport Players: 2-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 45-75 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by NSKN/Passport In Versailles, players take on the role of competing designers of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Choice Words

    Choice Words Designer: Robert Kamp Publisher: Mindware Players: 2-8 Time: 30 minutes Ages: 10+  Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Mindware I was approached by the designer of this game, Robert Kamp, to take a look … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Evolution (NorthStar Games)

  Evolution Designers: Dominic Crapuchettes, Dmitry Knorre, Sergey Machin Publisher: NorthStar Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 60 minutes Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by NorthStar Games This is now the second time that I’ve reviewed Evolution.  The … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of El Gaucho

  El Gaucho Designer: Arve D. Fühler Publisher: Argentum / Passport to distribute in US Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 60 minutes Time played: 3 with review copy provided by Argentum I have always been a supporter of Argentum.  In my … Continue reading

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New game-based comic available in English – Giocomics

Giocomics, the comic strips of the Italian web-magazine Gioconomicon, by Stefano Castelli and Alan D’Amico, becomes international as it is now translated in English! With their obsessions and funny habits, Klaus (the German), Bob (the American) and Marco (the Italian) … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age

  Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age Designer: Tom Lehmann Publisher:  Gryphon Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by Gryphon Games (apparently a KS copy) The original Roll Through the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of King of New York

King of New York Designer: Richard Garfield Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 40 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by IELLO   King of New York is the second generation game from the well-known designer, Richard … Continue reading

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