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 Tiffin

  Tiffin Designers: Jonathan Hager and Rael Dornfest Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: ~40 minutes Times played: 4, with preview copy provided by Rio Grande Games I have personally been fascinated by the dabbawalla system in … Continue reading

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FINALISTS FOR THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL GAMERS AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The International Gamers Awards committee is extremely proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 IGA in the General Strategy category.  Games released from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 are eligible for consideration. This complete list of this … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Grimslingers

  Grimslingers Designer: Stephen Gibson Publisher: Greenbrier Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 20-40 minutes Times played: 2 (free for all duel) + 1 co-op, with review copy provided by Greenbrier Games Normally, games that arise on Kickstarter fly under … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of 3 Wishes

  3 Wishes Designer: Chris Castagnetto Publisher: Passport Games / NSKN Players: 3-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 3-5 minutes Times played: 7, with preview copy provided by Passport Games   3 Wishes is a micro game – given to me as … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Evolution: The Beginning

Evolution: The Beginning Designer: Dominic Crapuchettes Publisher: North Star Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 45 min Times Played: 2, with review copy provided by North Star Games Evolution: The Beginning is the “first step into a vibrant ecosystem of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Aquarium

  Aquarium Designers: Tim De Rycke, Sander Vernyns Publisher: Z-man Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 10+ Time: 45 mins Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Z-Man Games In Aquarium, players vie with each other to have the best aquarium … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Costa Rica

  Costa Rica Designers: Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Mayfair Costa Rica was a “submarine release” (to borrow a term from fellow OG writer … Continue reading

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gencon mini report 

Words and descriptions when I get home. First trip back to the car.  My back is flared up so I’m taking smaller, more frequent loads.   The down side is that I had to park about a mile away so … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Via Nebula

  Via Nebula Designer: Martin Wallace Publisher: Space Cowboys/Asmodee Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: ~60 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Asmodee NA Via Nebula is the new release from Martin Wallace – a designer whose games … Continue reading

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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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