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: 2 Quick review of 2 Quick games from NSV: Anubixx / The Mind: Extreme

Anubixx Designer: Florian & Helmut Ortlepp/ Steffen Benndorf Publisher: NSV Players: 2-5 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 min Played with review copy provided by NSV

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 26)

The more I write in this prelude, the less time there is to play games. Let’s go!

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Dale Yu: Review of Qwixx on Board

Qwixx on Board Designers: Steffen Benndorf / Reinhard Staupe Publisher: NSV Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 20 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by NSV Qwixx is one of my favorite roll-and-write games ever, and NSV has definitely … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Kauchuk

Kauchuk Designers: Oren Shainin and Yaniv Kahana Publisher: Lifestyle Boardgames Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 20-40 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Lifestyle Boardgames

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Dale Yu: Review of 24h

24h Designer: David Bernal Publisher: zacatrus Players: 2-4 Time: 24 min Age: 12+ Review copy provided by zacatrus 24h was a game that caught my eye in the preparation stage for Spiel 2019 as I’ve always been a fan of … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 25)

… and this episode ticks us over to 200 new games for the year! With that groundwork laid, an observation on the latest design trend if I may: you know, I’ve never met a roll-and-write, or flip-and-write, or whatever incarnation … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of 6 nimmt! Brettspiel

6 nimmt! Brettspiel Designer: Wolfgang Kramer Publisher: AMIGO Players: 2-6 Age: 8+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by AMIGO 6 nimmt! is one of my most favorite and least favorite cardgames.  What?! Yeah, it all … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Zoom in Barcelona

Zoom in Barcelona Designers: Nuria Casellas, Eloi Pujadas, Joaquim Vilalta Publisher: Cucafera Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 min Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Cucafera Games Barcelona is a fantastic city which I’ve had the pleasure to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Butterfly

Butterfly Designer: Stephen Glenn Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 9+ Time: 30-45 minutes Game played on review copy provided by Rio Grande Games Butterfly is the newest release from one of my oldest friends in gaming, Stephen Glenn.  … Continue reading

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4 1/2 Minuten

Before you do anything else, start the music file below. And then, let it be known that you have exactly 4 1/2 minutes to finish reading this review. Which might be hard, because you’ll be dancing along in your chair … Continue reading

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