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 Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft

  Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft Designer: Diego Ibáñez Publisher: DEVIR USA Players: 2 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by DEVIR USA Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft is a new Origins 2016 release from the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Happy Salmon

  Happy Salmon Designers: Ken Gruhl and Quentin Weir Publisher: North Star Games Players: 3-6 Ages: 6+ Time: 2-3 minutes Times played: >5 with review copy provided by North Star Games   Happy Salmon is one of those quirky games … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Papayoo

  Papayoo Designer: uncredited in rules Publisher: Gigamic Players: 3-8 Ages: 7+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Gigamic Papayoo was a pleasant surprise when it arrived from Gigamic.  You’ve probably heard of Gigamic – … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Networks

  The Networks Designer: Gil Hova Publisher: Formal Ferret Games Players: 1-5 Ages: 13+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Formal Ferret Games Website: networksgame.tv In The Networks, players each control a small television network … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Codenames for winning SdJ and Isle of Skye for winning Kennerspiel!

The prizes were announced this morning – The Spiel des Jahres was given to Codenames   The Kennerspiel was awarded to Isle of Skye   So – in our predictions, we’re one for two…  Luke, Joe H and Jonathan F … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers take on the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

  The short lists have been out for a few weeks now, and the writers here at the Opinionated Gamers have had a chance to play the games and try to guess at what the real jury will select for … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen ’16 Preview of Power Grid: The Card Game

  Power Grid: The Card Game Designer: Friedemann Friese Publisher: 2F Players: 2-4 Ages: ? Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 2, with publisher’s prototype copy at the Gathering of Friends As I alluded to in my Gathering of Friends report … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Sea of Clouds

  Sea of Clouds Designer: Theo Riviere Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~45 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by IELLO Players in Sea of Clouds vie to be the best “air pirate” around.  What exactly … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of The Game of 49

  The Game of 49 Designer: Mark Corsey Publisher: Breaking Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Breaking Games This week appears to be the week for calendar coincidence and game … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Agricola (revised Edition, 2016)

Agricola (revised Edition, 2016) Publisher: Lookout/Mayfair Players: 1-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 30-150 minutes Times played: 3 with new version, conservatively 300+ in all forms Agricola is one of my favorite games – and as I mentioned yesterday, it’s the game … Continue reading

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