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 Dice Forge

  Dice Forge Designer: Régis Bonnessée Publisher: Libellud / Asmodee Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 45 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Asmodee North America Régis Bonnessée is a French designer with three previous games which have … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Unearth

  Unearth Designers: Jason Harner, Matthew Ransom Publisher: Brotherwise Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Brotherwise Games In Unearth, players are in some sort of dystopian future – everyone is … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life Designer: Christophe Boelinger Publisher: Beton Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 6+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times played: 4, with preview copy provided by Beton Games, adogslife.eu A Dog’s Life is a family board game from a designer probably best … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis Designer: Hjalmar Hach Publisher: Blue Orange Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Blue Orange USA Photosynthesis is a beautiful game which caught my eye from all of the press releases … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Vegas: Dice Game (2017)

  Vegas: Dice Game Designer:  Rüdiger Dorn Publisher:  Ravensburger North America Players: 2 – 5 Players Time: 30 minutes Times played: at least 40 with different versions, four games with 2017 “cubic” edition Vegas is now a “classic” dice game … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Review of Viticulture: Essential Edition

Review of Viticulture: Essential Edition Designers: Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone Players: 2-6 Time: 45-90 min Ages: 13+ Times played: probably around 10 plays total of Viticulture: Essential Edition and the base game When I first talked about Viticulture in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Sword and Sorcery

  Sword and Sorcery Designers: Simone Romano, Nunzio Surace Publisher: Ares Games Players: 1-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-90 mins per quest Times played: in the midst of my first solo campaign Sword and Sorcery has been on people’s radar since … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Spirit Island

  Spirit Island Designer: R. Eric Reuss Publisher: Greater than Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 90-120 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy with Spirit Island In Spirit Island, players are powerful Spirits that live on an isolated Island. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Yokohama Review (TMG edition)

Yokohama Review Designer: Hisashi Hayashi Publisher: Okazu Brand, Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 90 Minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Tasty Minstrel Games Yokohama was one of the hottest games from the far east … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Bidder Up!

  Bidder Up! Designer: Max Kirps (Based on the game “You’re Bluffing” (Kuhhandel) by Rudiger Koltze Publisher: Ravensburger Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Ravensburger USA Bidder Up! is subtitled as … Continue reading

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