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: Preview of Kami-Sama

  Kami-Sama Designer:  AJ Lambeth Publisher: Kolossal Games Players: 2-4 Ages: (not listed on my documentation) Time: documentation says 45-60 minutes, real life says 90ish minutes Times played: 4, with prototype preview copy provided by publisher (Note that the above … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Calimala

  Calimala Designer: Fabio Lopiano Publisher: ADC Blackfire Players: 3-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 75-90 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by ADC Blackfire Blackfire has been one of those companies that has been on the periphery of my … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Candygrams

Candygrams Designer: Johnny Landers Publisher: Candygrams LLC Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 5-15 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by the game designer Word games fall into a funny spot in my game collection. It is a genre … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – Jan 2018

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – Jan 2018 After working with the Electoral Commission on three different elections over the last 6 months, where time was not my own, gaming time is gradually returning to normal. When last we met, my … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Trivial Pursuit Tap and Amazon Echo Buttons

    Trivial Pursuit Tap – an Amazon Alexa Skill game Designer: uncredited Publisher: Hasbro/Amazon Players: 2+ Time: 30 minutes. Times played: 4, with Echo Buttons provided by Hasbro         I was approached by Hasbro to try … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Memoarrr!

  Memoarrr! Designer: Carlo Bortolini Publisher: Edition Spielwiese Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 10-20 minutes Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Edition Spielwiese Memoarrr! is a card based memory game that seems quite simple when you first read … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Dominion: Nocturne

  Dominion: Nocturne Designer: Donald X. Vaccarino Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 30-45 minutes Dominion: Nocturne is the newest expansion to the world of Dominion – the eleventh expansion thus far.  I am a huge fan … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Escape from the Room: The Curse of Old Maid Milly (Book) – Spoiler Free

Escape from the Room: The Curse of Old Maid Milly (Book) Author: Nathen Newark “Players”: I would recommend 1-3 Time: we finished in about 3 hours Times played: 1, with review copy provided by Nathen Newark Well, the Opinionated Gamers … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Decrypto

  Decrypto Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lesperance Publisher: Le Scorpion Masque, distributed by IELLO Players: 3 or more Ages: 14+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 10+ with review copy provided by publisher as well as with prototype version   Decrypto is a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Stack-A-Biddi

Stack-A-Biddi Designer: Grzegorz Rejchtman Publisher: Game Factory Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 min Times played: 3, with review copy provided by publisher Stack-A-Biddi was a game that I first learned about at the press show on the Wednesday at … Continue reading

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