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 Evolution (NorthStar Games)

  Evolution, 2nd Ed. (2015) Designers: Dominic Crapuchettes, Dmitry Knorre, Sergey Machin Publisher: NorthStar Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 60 minutes Times Played: 10, with review copy provided by NorthStar Games My first review of Evolution was back in … Continue reading

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2015 Spiel des Jahres lists announced!

For Spiel des Jahres – the list is: Colt Express Machi Koro The Game   The recommended list includes: Cacao Looney Quest Patchwork Simsala…Bumm? (Abraca… wha?) Ugo Vollmondnacht (One Night Ultimate Werewolf)

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The OG tries to predict the 2015 Spiel des Jahres award!

OK – so it’s time for the annual attempt of the Opinionated Gamers to show just how wrong we can be in trying to prognosticate the annual Spiel des Jahres winner.   As you likely know, the Spiel des Jahres in … Continue reading

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New series for 2015 – Spiel Des Jahres Re-Reviewed

As we’ve documented in the past, the Spring is often a somewhat slower time for boardgame releases – and it’s a good time to write about some topics that have spent the winter on the backburner. I was approached by … Continue reading

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Sunday morning

Ah, Sunday morning. A beautiful time to be awoken at too early o’clock in this hotel by loud teenaged dance teams. This has never been the quietest hotel, and being placed near the elevator pretty much means I’m awake by … Continue reading

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Saturday morning

First up, a trip to Starbucks. Unlike my local Starbucks, this one still rewards you for bringing your own mug. 40 cents for a refill of Blonde Roast into my travel mug.

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Friday night

Made it back through border patrol without too much issue. Well, except that the turnstiles didn’t want to let Dan Blum back into the country. Damn smart turnstile.

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Friday afternoon.

Oops. That first post wasn’t supposed to be so short. Hit the wrong button. Oh well, who wants a rough draft anyways?

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Friday morning.

A somewhat restful night of sleep here at the Sheraton. Once I got to sleep, things were great.  However, there was some sort of nocturnal construction which made my original room far too noisy. So after a 1am room switch, … Continue reading

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Thursday night

After dinner, time for more new games. We tried to translate the rules to Tschakka Lakka, another complex (not) game from Rudiger Dorn. It’s a dice rolling, sorta push your luck game where you try to collect the most of … Continue reading

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