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.

Re-Review: Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment (Spoiler Free)

Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment Editor’s Note – this review originally ran in April 2016.  We received a review copy of the version of this game which came out via KickStarter at that time.  However, in the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Kitchen Rush

  Kitchen Rush Designers: David Turczi with Vangelis Bagiartakis Publisher: Artipia Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Artipia Games So, this year, my ability to prep for Essen was compromised … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Review of Santa Maria

    Santa Maria Designers: Eilif Svensson, Kristian Amundsen Østby Publisher: Aporta Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 45-90 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Aporta Games In Santa Maria, players each are building their own colony, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Second Review of Azul

  Second Review of Azul Designer: Michael Kiesling Publisher: Plan B Games Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 16, with review copy provided by Plan B Games [We originally ran this review prior to Essen way back … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Face Cards

Face Cards Designer: Leo Colovini Publisher: Ravensburger Players: 3-7 Ages: 10+  (well, box says 10-99.  I’m guessing that super senior citizens can’t handle all the laughter?!) Time: 20 minutes Times played: 7, with personalized review copy provided by Ravensburger Face … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Invisible Ink

  Invisible Ink Designer: Martin Nedergaard Andersen Publisher: Huch! & friends Players: 3-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Huch! & Friends   Invisible Ink is one of the many party games that … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of December 2017 Hasbro Gaming Crate (Party Crate)

Hasbro Gaming Party Crate #2 – November 2017   Games included: 21st Century Problems Hold That Face Coin Hole ** Extra bonuses! If you haven’t already heard of the Gaming Crate, it’s a fairly new product that is specially curated … Continue reading

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Alan How: Review of Alien Artifacts

Alien Artifacts Publisher: Portal Games Designers: Marcin Senior Ropka, Viola Kijowska Players: 2-4 Time: 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending on player count. Times played: 9 games played so far with review copy from Portal Games   I first came … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – time to be thankful for… the start of Essen reviews!

For the Americans here – it’s Thanksgiving – a national holiday to give thanks that we’re not Canadian.  No, actually, it’s maybe to give thanks that we’re not British?  Though the original settlers who celebrated the first Thanksgiving still were … Continue reading

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Interested in going to PAX Unplugged next weekend in Philly? #PAXUnplugged

PAX Unplugged 2017 , the first tabletop-only PAX, will take place November 17-19, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. We have been given ten 3-day passes to the event to distribute to our readers.  There is no monetary cost.  In return for … Continue reading

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