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.

It’s that time of year again… SPIEL 2015 previews coming soon!

This year, “Christmas” comes early… The SPIEL fair in Essen is as early as I can remember…  It is from Thursday, October 8 thru Sunday, October 11 – and a number of our writers will be there to take in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Extra! Extra!

  Extra! Extra! Designer: Andrew Bond Publisher: Mayfair Games Players: 2-6 Time: 1-4 hours Ages: 14+ Times played: 2 with review copy provided by Mayfair Games Extra! Extra! puts players in the role of newspaper editors – each striving to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Code of Nine

  Code of Nine Designer: BakaFire Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 3-4 Ages: 13+ Time: ~45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Z-Man Games Code of Nine is yet another game from Japan that has been cleaned up … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Clockwork Wars

  Clockwork Wars Designer: Hassan Lopez Players: 2-4 Ages: 13+ Time: 60-120 min Times played: 2 with review copy provided by Gryphon Games Clockwork Wars is a steampunk themed game where the 4 rival races (Purebreeds, Troglodytes, Rhinochs and Mongrels) … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Princess Bride: As You Wish

  The Princess Bride: As You Wish Designer: Daniel Solis Publisher: Game Salute Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Game Salute The Princess Bride is one of the iconic movies of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Princess Bride: Miracle Pill

  The Princess Bride: Miracle Pill Designer: Philip duBarry Publisher: Game Salute Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Game Salute The Princess Bride is one of the iconic movies of my … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits

  The Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits Designer: Matthew O’Malley Publisher: Game Salute Players: 2-10 Ages: 10+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Game Salute The Princess Bride is one of the iconic movies … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Codenames

  Codenames Designer: Vlaada Chvatil Publisher: Czech Games Edition Players: 2-8 Ages: 14+ Time: ~15 minutes Times played: 5, both at Gathering of Friends with prototype set as well as with review copy provided by CGE at GenCon In the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Ponzi Scheme

  Ponzi Scheme Designer: Jesse Li Publisher: Homosapiens Lab Players: 3-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-90 minutes Ponzi Scheme is a game which is meant to relive the days of the original Ponzi Scheme – invented in Boston in 1919 by … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Cheng Huang

  Chenghuang Designer: Jacky Huang Publisher: BigFun Game Players: 3-5 (basic), 3-6(advanced) Time: 45 minutes Ages: 12+ Cheng Huang is the “God of City”, and he is responsible for maintaining the well being of the city.  Players in the game … Continue reading

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