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: Essen 2016 Preview of Capital Lux

  Capital Lux Designers: Eilif Svensson and Kristian Amundsen Ostby Publisher: Aporta Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~30 minutes Capital Lux is an interesting card game set in some sort of futuristic setting – though there really isn’t much … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Crabs!

  Crabs! Designer: shane007 Publisher: Moaideas Game Design Players: 3-5 Age: 12+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 2, with preview copy provided by Moaideas. Crabs! is a small card game where you try to catch the most valuable crabs that … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of The Game Room Part 2: Mr Boddy (spoiler free)

The Game Room Part 2: Mr Boddy Designer: Holly Richard Players: 1-16 Ages: 12+ Time: 1-2 hours Times played: 1, with review copy provided by Black Toad Games The Game Room Part 2: Mr Boddy is one of the many … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Avenue

Avenue Designers: Eilif Svensson, Kristian Amundsen Østby Publisher: Aporta Games Players: 1-10 Ages: 8+ Time: ~10-15 minutes Times played: 4, with preview copy provided by Aporta Games One of my sleeper hits from last year’s SPIEL fair was Doodle City, a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Mystic Vale

  Mystic Vale Designer: John D Clair Publisher: AEG Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 7, with review copy provided by AEG Mystic Vale was a highly anticipated game for me since I first heard about it … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Grifters

  Grifters Designers: Jake Tlapek and David Fulton Publisher: Indie Board and Cards Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Indie Grifters is a game set in the Dystopian Universe.  All games … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Ta-Da!

  Ta-Da! Designer: Steve Avery Publisher: Cool Mini or Not Players: 2-6 Ages: 14+ Time: ~15 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by CMON Ta-Da! is a game where players are wizards attending an annual talent show, and … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Really Bad Art

  Really Bad Art Designer: Forrest-Pruzan Creative Publisher: Wonder Forge Players: 3-6 Ages: 12+ Time: ~15 minutes When I was in GenCon this August, I got my first look at the set of Wonder Forge games set to be distributed at … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Guns & Steel Renaissance

Guns & Steel Renaissance Designer: Jesse Li Publisher: Moaideas Game Design Players: 2-4 Age: 12+ Time: 40-70 minutes Times Played: 2, with preview copy provided by Moaideas Game Design Guns & Steel: Renaissance is a standalone expansion for Guns & Steel, providing … Continue reading

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Ticket to Carcassonne: Free TGOO Kindle Book until 9/13

Ticket to Carcassonne is a newly published book written about the hobby that we all love; well, that’s an assumption I’m making because you’re here at this site reading the post.  Steve Dee, who appears to be a Brit, a … Continue reading

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