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 Haspelknecht

  Haspelknecht Designer: Thomas Spitzer Publisher: Capstone Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Capstone Games Haspelknecht is the third game in Herr Spitzer’s Coal Trilogy (the other games being the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Millennium Blades

  Millennium Blades Designer: D. Brad Talton, Jr. Publisher: Level 99 Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 2-3 hrs Times played: 6, with self purchased copy Millennium Blades is subtitled as a “CCG Simulator Card Game”.  In this game, players … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Aeon’s End

  Aeon’s End Designer: Kevin Riley Publisher: Indie Boards&Cards / Action Phase Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 5 with review copy provided by Action Phase Games Since Dominion hit the boardgaming scene in 2008, there … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of the Colonists

  The Colonists Designer: Tim Puls Publisher: Lookout Games / Mayfair Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: roughly 20 min per player per era Times played: about 20, with review copy provided by Mayfair Games If you’re a regular reader of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of New York Slice

  New York Slice Designer: Jeffrey Allers Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 2-6 Ages: Time: Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Bezier Games (Obligatory Disclaimer – I have a free-lance relationship with Bezier Games, I have served as developer … Continue reading

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Game Award Chart (Finally) Updated!

Well, it’s still not perfect, but we finally got the Game Award Chart updated. And, by we – I really mean Craig. We’ll try to do a better job of keeping this updated as the awards roll in this year… … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Acquire (2016, Avalon Hill)

  Acquire (2016 version, Avalon Hill) Designer: uncredited on box/rules; Sid Sackson designer original version Players: 2-6 Ages: 12+ Time: 45min Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Hasbro Acquire is one of my all-time favorite games – it … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Mysterium (Android digital version)

  Mysterium (Digital version on Android) Developer: Playsoft Publisher: Asmodee Digital Times played: about a five hours of play with review copy provided by Playsoft on my Motorola X Pure Edition Android phone Mysterium was one of the better games … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Sponsio

  Sponsio Designer: Dorsonczky Jozsef Players: 3-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Mind Fitness Games In Sponsio, players take on the role of lanistae – the men who used to run gladiator … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Die Baumeister des Colosseum

  Die Baumeister des Colosseum Designer: Klaus Jurgen Wrede Publisher: Schmidt Spiele Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Schmidt Spiele Schmidt Spiele is honestly one of my go-to publishers each year … Continue reading

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