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.

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – August 2018 (Part 2)

  Gloomhaven continues to rule the roost (we’ve just hit prosperity level 4), but Spirit Island is giving it a run for its money, racking up 11 plays in just a few months with no sign of interest abating in … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – August 2018 (Part 1)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – August 2018 (Part 1) Gloomhaven and Pandemic Legacy Season 2 continue apace, unfazed by any competition that new games might throw up. Spirit Island continues to hit the table – I’ve played all bar one … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Gen Con 2018 Picture Post – in which you must read the captions

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Dale Yu: Review of Gizmos

  Gizmos Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 5, with prototype at Gathering of Friends and with review copy provided by CMON Gizmos is a eye-catching engine building game that I first played back … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Century: Eastern Wonders AND Century: From Sand to Sea

  Century: Eastern Wonders Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi Publisher: Plan B Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 7, with preview copy at Gathering of Friends as well as with review copy provided by Plan B Games   … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Pioneer Days

Pioneer Days Designers: Matthew Dunstan and Chris Marling Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60-75 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by TMG Pioneer Days is a new release from Tasty Minstrel Games.  In this … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Qwingo

  Qwingo Designer: Heinz Meister Publisher: Gamewright Players: 1-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 15-20 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Gamewright Qwingo is a 2018 reprint of Top 12, originally done by Schmidt in 2015.  In this game, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Princess Jing

  Princess Jing Designer: Roberto Fraga Publisher: Matagot Players: 2 Age: 8+ Time: 15-20 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Matagot In the Forbidden City, two princesses (Jing and Fang) are being held captive.  Each princess, in … Continue reading

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Review of Hanamikoji (Deep Water Games)

Designer: Kota Nakayama Publisher: Deep Water Games Players: 2 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 12 Review written by Chris Wray – Hanamikoji, which was originally released in Japan under the name 21 Flowers, was in my … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Squirmish

  Squirmish Designer: Steven Stwalley Publisher: Gamewright Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Gamewright Squirmish is a game which was originally self published (and self illustrated) by Steven Stwalley.  It has … Continue reading

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