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 Escape the Room – The Cursed Dollhouse (SPOILER FREE)

    Escape the Room – The Cursed Dollhouse Designer: Nicholas Cravotta and Rebecca Bleau Publisher: ThinkFun Players: 1-4 Ages: 13+ Time: about 90 minutes Times played: 1, with review copy provided by ThinkFun Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/3fRoOoK   The “Escape … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Break In: Alcatraz (Spoiler Free)

Designers: David Yahos, Nicholas Cravotta, Rebecca Bleau Publisher: Play Monster Ages: 10+ Time: 2hrs on box, 64 minutes in reality for our group Players: 1-6 Times played: 1, with review copy provided by Play Monster Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3i4f9gj To be … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of 7 Wonders (2020 edition)

    7 Wonders (2020 version) Designer: Antoine Bauza Publisher: REPOS Players: 3-7 Age: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 1 with new version, probably >100 with 2010 version This piece is less a review of the game itself, and … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Escape Room in a Box: The Walking Dead (spoiler free)

Escape Room in a Box: The Walking Dead Designers: Brian Yu, Mary Sadowsky, Nick Hayes Publisher: Mattel Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 90 minutes Times played: 1, with review copy provided by Mattel Amazon Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/30Zc4XK Escape Room in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Trekking the National Parks (2nd ed)

Trekking the National Parks Designer: Charlie Bink Publisher: Underdog Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy sent by publisher Trekking the National Parks was a successful game first released in 2014.  I actually … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Football Highlights 2052

Football Highlights 2052 Designer: Mike Fitzgerald Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games Players: 1-4, not including 3 Age: 10+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Eagle-Gryphon Games Football Highlights is the second game in the futuristic sport series … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Legacy- Hellas 2019 (An escape room game)

    Legacy: Hellas 2019 Designer: Mathias Daval and Johanna Pernot Publisher: Argyx Games Players: 1-4 Age: 13+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 1, with review copy provided by Argyx Games In this game, which is currently in the midst of a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Hallertau

Hallertau Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Publisher: Lookout Games Players: 1-4 Age: 12+ Time: 50-140 minutes Times played: 6 with print and play preview copy provided by Lookout Games *** Please note that all of the images here are taken from a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Godspeed

    Godspeed Designers: Adam Hill and Clayton Hargrave Publisher: Pandasaurus Players: 2-5 Age 10+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Pandasaurus Godspeed is a science fiction themed game about racing to colonize Minos, an … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Sonora  

  Sonora Designer: Rob Newton Publisher: Pandasaurus Players: 1-4 Age: 10+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Pandasaurus The Sonoran desert spans areas of Arizona, California and Mexico.  It is known for beautiful vista and … Continue reading

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