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: Nice Dice Thrice – Ciub, Cubo, Cubist – Part 3

This week’s reviews look at the conjugation of dice games from Essen 2014.  There are a good number of dice games this year – and I’m slowly but surely making my way through that stack.  I will start the reviews … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Nice Dice Thrice – Ciub, Cubo, Cubist – Part 2

This week’s reviews look at the conjugation of dice games from Essen 2014.  There are a good number of dice games this year – and I’m slowly but surely making my way through that stack.  I will start the reviews … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Nice Dice Thrice – Ciub, Cubo, Cubist – Part 1

This week’s reviews look at the conjugation of dice games from Essen 2014.  There are a good number of dice games this year – and I’m slowly but surely making my way through that stack.  I will start the reviews … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of 2 card games from Crash Games: Yardmaster and Yardmaster Express

  Crash Games was back at Essen this year with a number of full board games and two new small card games.  Patrick was gracious enough to give me copies of the card games to try – and I’ve been … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Staufer Dynasty

  The Staufer Dynasty Designer: Andreas Steding Publisher: Z-Man/Hans im Glueck Players: 2-5 Ages: 13+ Time: 20 min/player Times played: 2 with review copy provided by Z-Man, 1 at Gathering of Friends with Hans im Gluck final prototype Generally, when … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Chimera

  Chimera Designer: Ralph H. Anderson Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 3 Ages: 13+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: at least 5 – with review copy provided by Z-man and with copies at Gathering of Friends Chimera is a fairly complicated … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of 7 Wonders: Babel

  7 Wonders: Babel Designer: Antoine Bauza Publisher: REPOS (distributed by Asmodee) Ages: 10+ Players: 2-7 Time: ~40 minutes Times played: 5 (twice with review copy, three times in playtesting with Mr. Bauza or REPOS) 7 Wonders: Babel is the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Deus (Pearl Games)

  Deus Designer: Sebastian Dujardin Publisher: Pearl Games Ages: 14+ Players: 2-4 Time: 60-90 mins [This game was originally previewed on 9/10/2014 for the blog, but now that we’ve had a chance to play it… now we can do a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of 2 Games from Russia – Spyfall and Moscow to Paris

  Spyfall Designer: Alexander Ushan Publisher: Hobby World Players:3-8 Ages: 12+ Time: ~10 minutes/round Times played: 2 with review copy provided by Hobby World   Spyfall is an different sort of social deduction game.  The game is played over a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Jungle Rumble and Who is the Sunflower?

  [Note: Normally, I prefer to play a game at least three times prior to writing it for the blog. However, given the time pressure coming up to SPIEL ’14, I have written up my thoughts on a number of … Continue reading

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