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: Review of Rebel Nox

Rebel Nox Designers: Helge Meissner, Eilif Svensson, Anna Wermlund, Kristian Amundsen Ostby Publisher: Aporta Games Players: 4-6 Ages: 12+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Aporta Games Rebel Nox is an interesting card game that … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Review of Deckscape: The Mystery of Eldorado (spoiler free review)

Deckscape: The Mystery of Eldorado (spoiler free review) Designers: Martino Chiacchiera and Silvano Sorrentino Players: 1-6 Ages: 12+ Time: 45-90 minutes Times played: 1, with review copy provided by dv Giochi The puzzle game genre has been rapidly growing over … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: EXIT: The Sinister Mansion, EXIT: The Mysterious Museum, EXIT: Dead Man on the Orient Express, EXIT: The Sunken Treasure

EXIT Games (The Sinister Mansion, The Mysterious Museum, Dead Man on the Orient Express, The Sunken Treasure) Designers: Inka and Markus Brand Publisher: KOSMOS Players: 1-4 Ages: 12+ Time: about 60 minutes each Times played: 1 with each game (with … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of the Q System (Sherlock: The Tomb of the Archaeologist, Sherlock: Last Call, Sherlock: Death on the 4th of July)

Q System (Sherlock: The Tomb of the Archaeologist, Sherlock: Last Call, Sherlock: Death on the 4th of July) Designers: Josep Izquierdo and Marti Lucas Publisher: Enigma Studio Players: 1-8   Ages: 8+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 1 each with … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Alone (spoiler free)

Alone Designers: Andrea Crespi, Lorenzo Silva Publisher: Horrible Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: ~2 hrs Played with review copy provided by Horrible Games Alone is a new one vs all game from Horrible Games.  I received a review copy … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 4)

A few more game nights, a few more snapshots. With a year under our belt, let’s take a brief look at the highs and lows of 2017. I’ve now played 63 titles from 2017. Of those, I rate eight of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Bad Bones

Bad Bones Designer: David Flies Publisher: Sit Down! Players: 1-6 Ages: 8+ Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Sit Down! Bad Bones was a game that I did not even know existed until I stopped at the Sit … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Kings’ Struggle

Kings’ Struggle Designer: Robert Burke Publisher: WizKids Players: 3-6 Ages: 14+ Time: 30-40 mins Times played: 2, with review copy provided by WizKids Kings’ Struggle has an interesting premise – a card game which combines the mechanisms of negotiation, trick … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2019 (Part 3)

We’re coming to the end of the reviews generated by our Essen Review weekend now. A bit more winnowing, a bit more culling, but some keypers (ahem) as well. There are more coming still, being in the hands of friends, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Globe Twister

Globe Twister Designer: Richard Champion Publisher: Act In Games / Blackrock Distribution Players: 1-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 7, with review copy provided by Act In Games Globe Twister was a game that I knew little about … Continue reading

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