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: First Impressions of Space Gate Odyssey

Space Gate Odyssey Designer: Cedric Lefebvre Publisher: Ludonaute Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played, 2 with review copy provided by publisher Space Gate Odyssey is a game set in the “not-so-distant future” where humans are working to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Neta-Tanka

Neta-Tanka Designer: RV Rigal Publisher: La Boite de Jeu Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by La Boite de Jeu / Blackrock distribution The Neta-Tanka is the leader of the Frostrivers tribe, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Hex Roller

Hex Roller Designer: Rustan Hakansson Publisher: Renegade Game Studios / Frosted Games Players: 1-8 Ages: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Renegade Games Hex Roller is one of the newer entries into the very … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of One Key

One Key Designer: L’Atelier Publisher: Libellud Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Asmodee NA I was pretty excited to get a copy of One Key as I liked the idea of … Continue reading

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Review of Inuit: The Snow Folk – by Alan How

Inuit: The Snow Folk 2-4 players 45 minutes Designed by Konnov, Paltsev, Shklyarov, Trehgrannik, Published by  Board & Dice Review copy provided by the publisher Played 5 times Games that are set in a specific culture tend to be careful … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Sushi Roll

Sushi Roll Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Publisher: Gamewright Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Gamewright Sushi Roll is a new dice based version of Sushi Go!, one of my favorite drafting card … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Subtext

Subtext Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publisher: Stronghold Games Players: 4-8 Ages: 10+ Time: 20 minutes per game Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Stronghold Subtext is the newest design from the inventive mind of Wolfgang Warsch.  In the past … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Bloom

Bloom Designer: Wouter van Strien Publisher: Gamewright Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Gamewright Bloom is the latest entry in the now crowded genre of Roll-and-Write (RAW) games.  In this small … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Twice As Clever

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publishers: Stronghold Games/Schmidt Spiele Players: 1-4 Time: 30 min Times Played: >15 with review copy provided by Stronghold Games So, I have mentioned it before, but I’ll say it again — I’m a big fan of Wolfgang … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Monster Lands

Monster Lands Designers: Gorka Mata, Victor Fernandez, Sergi Sole, Daniel Schloesser Publisher: Second Gate Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 90-150 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Second Gate Games Monster Lands is one of the many … Continue reading

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