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 Mafiozoo

  Mafiozoo Designer: Rudiger Dorn Publisher: Super Meeple / Surfin’ Meeple Players: 2-4 Age: 12+ Time: 60-75 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Surfin’ Meeple   In Mafiozoo, players are vying to be the next member of … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – June 2018 (Part 2)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – June 2018 (Part 2) I’ve been recently thinking about the preponderance of 7’s in my world. I started euro-gaming in 1999 when new-game junkies like myself just had to suck up whatever came, the good … Continue reading

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UK Games Expo report – Alan How

UKGE Highlights – by Alan How This was my third visit to UK games Expo in the last three years and I have seen the conference progressively grow as the exhibition uses more of the NEC halls. In now resembles … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Quick Report from a Quick Trip to Origins

I feel that I am blessed to be so close to some of the major gaming conventions – the proximity allows me to get away, even if only for a few hours, to check out the sights and sounds of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of the Apocalypse escape room box (spoiler free)

Apocalypse escape room box (preview) Publisher: Argyx Games Players: 1-5 Times played: 1, with partial preview game, as provided by Argyx Games   I was approached by the guys at Argyx Games to look at their new Escape Room project, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Interview with Wolfgang Warsch

I had never really known about Wolfgang Warsch prior to the Gathering of Friends 2018.  I mean, I had actually already played The Mind, but I never knew who designed it… During that week of gaming, I found that there … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Huns

  Huns Designer: Fneup Publisher: La Boite de Jeu Players: Ages: Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by publisher In Huns, players each control a tribe of huns, looking to be the one who can take … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – June 2018 (Part 1)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – June 2018 (Part 1) The clear winner from our first batch of Yucata new games has been Mystic Vale, with daily outings for quite a while. Now that we’ve explored different strategies and we’re more … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Iquazu

  Iquazu Designer: Michael Feldkoetter Publisher: HABA Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by HABA USA Link: http://www.habausa.com/iquazu/ Iquazu (or “the Avatar Waterfall game” as it’s called around here), is the newest … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Broadhorns

  Broadhorns: Early Trade on the Mississippi Designer: James Harmon Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Ages:  14+ Time: 75-90 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Rio Grande Games Broadhorns is one of the new Rio Grande … Continue reading

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