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.

Congratulations to Colt Express – winner of 2015 SdJ – and Broom Service – winner of 2015 Kennerspiel

            The winners have just been announced this morning!  Congratulations to the winners for this year!

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Dale Yu: Review of Flick ‘Em Up

  Flick ‘Em Up Designer: Jean-Yves Monpertuis Publisher: Pretzel Games Players: 2-10 Age: 8+ Time: 45 mins Times Played: 7, both with review copy provided by Z-Man as well as at Gathering of Friends Flick ‘Em Up is the first … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Parfum

  Parfum Designers: Marcel Suesselbeck and Marco Ruskowski Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 45 min Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Asmodee I have always felt that Fresko was an under-appreciated game – which is an odd thing … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers predict the 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres

Opinionated Gamers Predict the 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres (Roundtable) Now that the short list has been revealed for the 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres, it’s time for us to discuss the three finalists and predict who we think will win from … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers predict the 2015 Spiel des Jahres

Opinionated Gamers Predict the 2015 Spiel des Jahres (Roundtable) Now that the short list has been revealed for the 2015 Spiel des Jahres, it’s time for us to discuss the three finalists and predict who we think will win from … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Wink

Wink Designer: Fred Krahwinkel Publisher: Blue Orange Players: 4-8 Time: 20-30 minutes Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by Blue Orange Wink is a fun light-hearted game where you try to score points by winking at your partners without … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Battle Sheep

  Battle Sheep Designer: Francesco Rotta Publisher: Blue Orange Players: 2-4 Time: 15-20 minutes Ages: 7+ Times Played: 5, with review copy provided by Blue Orange Battle Sheep is a game that has been on my radar since it was … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Traders of Osaka

  Traders of Osaka Designer: Susumu Kawasaki Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 13+ Time: 30 mins Times played: 2, with newest edition, a review copy provided by Z-man.  At least 20 games with original language independent release from Japan, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Flip City (aka Design Town)

  Flip City Designer: Chen Chih Fan Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games / Homosapiens Lab Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 mins Times played: 6, with review copy provided by TMG as well as at Gathering of Friends (Homosapiens) Flip City … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Review of Abracada-What?

Abracada…What? Designer: Gary Kim Publisher: Z-Man Games/ Korea Boardgames Ages: 7+ Time: 30 min Players: 2-5 [Editor’s Note – The initial part of this review is a repost of Nathan Beeler’s December 2014 piece.  The second portion of this review … Continue reading

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