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Dale Yu: First Impressions of City Hall (Tasty Minstrel)

  City Hall Designer: Michael Keller Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 13+ Time: 90 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Tasty Minstrel Games City Hall is a tile placement, role-selection (or role-auction) game that pits … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Arboretum

  Arboretum Designer: Dan Cassar Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 min Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Z-Man Arboretum is a game that has players competing to build the most “sumptuous” arboretum – and … Continue reading

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The King of Frontier – First Impression

Usually I am all about Cult of the New, especially new twists on old mechanisms or new mechanisms, but every now and then the old mechanisms are put together in a new way and it works out just fine. The … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Terra Mystica

Terra Mystica Publisher: Z-Man Games/Filosofia Editions Designers: Helge Ostertag, Jens Drögemüller Artist: Dennis Lohausen Players: 2-5 Ages: 14+ Playing Time: 30 min per player MSRP $79.99 Released: 2012 Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Akrotiri

 [Editor’s Note – though we try to normally collaborate on a group reviews here at the Opinionated Gamers, sometimes we get our signals crossed and have multiple people write up reviews on their own – rather than try to figure … Continue reading

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Akritori – First Impressions

Akrotiri is one of the latest games released in the 2 player line from Z Man Games. Tile placement games always interest me so I was curious to see how Akrotiri worked. So the basics, the box is a good … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Guardians’ Chronicles

  Guardians’ Chronicles Designer: Frederick Condette Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 75+ minutes Times played: 2+ with review copy provided by IELLO Guardians’ Chronicles is the much anticipated all-versus-one superhero game that has been a few years in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of the Can’t Stop expansion: Rolling Down the Highway

  Can’t Stop: Rolling Down the Highway Designers: George “Bud” Sauer, Jeff Horger Publisher: Gryphon Games Players: 2-4 Time: 30 minutes Ages: 7+ Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by Gryphon Games Can’t Stop is one of the classic … Continue reading

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Korrigans

Design by Arnaud Urbon & Ludovic Vialla Published by Matagot 2 – 5 Players, 45 minutes Review by Greg J. Schloesser What family with young children wouldn’t be attracted by the theme of leprechauns scurrying across the lush fields and … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Musée

  Musée Designer: Alf Seegert Publisher: Gryphon Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: ~30 minutes Times Played: 4, with review copy provided by Gryphon Musée is a quick little card game where players try to arrange their works of art … Continue reading

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