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 Tulip Bubble

  Tulip Bubble Designer: Kouyou Publisher: Moaideas Game Design Players: 3-5 Ages: 15+ Time: 50-70 minutes Times played: 3, with preview copy provided by Moaideas Tulip Bubble is the second game that I have played that tries to recreate the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of the Fast Forward games

I had the privilege of playing the new set of games from Friedemann Friese while at the Gathering back in April.  At the time, we weren’t allowed to write about it as the games were not finished.  However, with their … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Atari: Centipede

  Atari: Centipede Designers: Jon Gilmour, Nicole Kline, Anthony Amato Players: 2 or 4 Ages: 12+ Time: 20-30 minutes per game Times played: 4, with review copy provided by IDW Atari: Centipede pits two players/teams against each other in a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Medical Frontier

  Medical Frontier Designer: Chu-Lan Kao Publisher: BigFun Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 45-60 minutes I have always been interested in games with a medical theme (because who doesn’t love to mix their profession with their hobby…), and when I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu:  Review of Valletta

  Valletta Designer: Stefan Dorra Publisher: Hans im Glueck / Z-Man Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 45-75 mins Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Z-Man Valletta is the capital city of Malta – the smallest country in the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Outpost: Siberia

  Outpost: Siberia Designers: Daryl Andrews and Jon Gilmour Publisher: IDW Games Players: 2-6 Time: 30 minutes Ages: 12+ In Outpost: Siberia, players work together to try to survive a long winter in Siberia.  They are all workers in a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Dragon Island

Dragon Island Designer: Mike Fitzgerald Publisher: R&R Games Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 3, with preview copy provided by R&R In Dragon Island, players are Wizards stuck on an island filled with Dragons.  The island itself … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Birdie Fight

Birdie Fight Designer: Yuo Publisher: Kocchiya Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Birdie Fight is a Japanese game where different birds are fighting for dominance of the forest.  You will be playing cards with birds on them to fill … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of That’s A Question!

That’s A Question! Designer: Vlaada Chvatil Publisher: Czech Games Edition Players: 3-6 Ages: 15+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by CGE In That’s A Question!  players take on the role of squirrels climbing a mountain. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Azul

  Azul Designer: Michael Kiesling Publisher: Plan B Games Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Plan B Games Azul the new Essen 2017 release from Plan B Games.  While many at … Continue reading

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