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.

Simon Weinberg’s Final Day (and final thoughts) on

Today seemed quieter than the previous days with less games to find and play. But it was an opportunity to oook at games that I didn’t have on my list and I was pleased I did so. Flotter Otter – … Continue reading

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Simmy Peerutin’s Final Days at – Report from South Africa

DAY 3   For me, it ended with a whimper, not a bang. At about 9.50pm local time (I’m in South Africa) I found myself visiting various gaming tables to find I was the only person there and typing into … Continue reading

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Simon Weinberg – report for, Day 3

Here are my impressions for today.   Farm Shop – This probably would have flown under most people’s radar if it hadn’t been for the Author – Rudiger Dorn, who is sometimes erratic but always worth checking out. In this … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: New York Zoo in 36 hours (First Impressions, Unboxing, etc)

New York Zoo Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Publisher: Capstone Games/Feuerland Players: 1-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-60 minutes Played on review copy provided by Capstone Games   So, SPIEL week is always an exciting time – so many new games to see … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Detective: Season One (Spoiler Free)

Detective: Season One Designers: Ignacy Trzewiczek, Merry Nowak-Trzewiczek Weronika Spyra Publisher: Portal Games Players: 1-5 Age: 12+ Time: 90-120 mins Played with review copy provided by Portal Games TL;DR from the box – “Detective: Season One is a fully cooperative, … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers report on, Day 2 (Part 1)

More thoughts from the Opinionated Gamers from the second day of electronic convention going…  It appears that for now, the bulk of our writers’ time has been spent taking demos of games and/or playing games.  There does not appear to … Continue reading

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