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: Report for the Gathering of Friends, Day 3

Day 3 started the same way as Day 2 – getting up way too early thanks to being right by the elevators where all the noisy Dance girls are…  Though tired, it’s still no big deal as I’m pretty excited … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Gathering of Friends 2018 Report Day 2

For me, Day 2 was Friday – my first full day in New York. I managed to wake up at 0630 thanks to the loads of teeny bopper girls heading out super early for their dance competition at the convention … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Gathering of Friends Report from Day 1

OK, this year I tried something different for my Gathering trip – rather than sneak up to the room each night to write, I took some short notes on my phone during the event and planned on writing up recap … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – Apr 2018

By: our resident Aussie   Legacy games have been running triumphant this month. After a rough start with some tough smack-downs, our Pandemic Legacy Season 2 has come good. We’ve been careful and thoughtful with our spend, concentrating on long … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Conex

    Conex Designer: Prospero Hall Publisher: HABA – http://www.habausa.com/conex/ Ages: 8+ Players: 2-4 Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by HABA USA Conex is one of three small box games that just arrived from HABA USA.  … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Harvest Island

  Harvest Island Designer: Chih-Fan Chen Publisher: Big Fun Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by BigFun/TaiwanBoardgamesDesign In Harvest Island, players vie to be the most successful crop cultivator on the island … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Upstream

Upstream Designer: Victor Samitier Publisher: 2 Tomatoes Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by 2 Tomatoes Upstream was high on my list of games to look at while in Essen 2017. However, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Time Arena

Time Arena Designer: Fabrice Lamouille Publisher: Blam! (distributed by BlackRock) Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 10 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Blam! Time Arena was one of the games that really caught my eye at the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Riverboat

  Riverboat Designer: Michael Kiesling Publisher: Mayfair / Lookout Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 90-100 mins Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Mayfair A few years back, Mayfair bought out Lookout Games – and I was honestly a … Continue reading

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