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.

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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Finally in the ballroom.

Looks like we have access to the ballroom.  My stack for now. No unpacking because it’s raining outside.  First thing, a bit of show and tell. Custom trays for Euphoria.  Pretty Damn cool. But, no playing of the game… It’s … Continue reading

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First games on Thursday

Attendance is still sparse. First game is Birth.

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Getting ready for the Gathering of Friends.

It’s that time of year again, where 400ish gamers forget that they have real jobs and responsibilities and get together for a week and a half of gaming fun! (NB: sadly, I can only get away for four full days, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Welcome to the Dungeon

Welcome to the Dungeon Designer: Masato Uesugi Publisher: IELLO Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: >15 with a review copy provided by IELLO games Welcome to the Dungeon is a second generation production of one of … Continue reading

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