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 MicroMacro – Crime City

MicroMacro – Crime City  Designer: Johannes Sich Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Players: 1-4 Age: 8+ Time: 15-30 minutes per case Played with review copy provided by Pegasus Spiele and Edition Spielwiese Welcome to Crime City, a city where crime lurks around … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Fuzzies

The Fuzzies Designers: Wolfgang Warsch, Alex Hague, Justin Vickers Publisher: CMYK Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 10 min per game, 2 min if John Palagyi is playing Times played: >10 with copy provided by one of the designers The Fuzzies … Continue reading

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Illumination: An Original Game about Medieval Manuscripts

Illumination: An Original Game about Medieval Manuscripts   By Mitchell Thomashow     Illumination is a highly original, deeply absorbing, and wonderfully challenging new two player game. It’s the latest creation of the imaginatively fertile mind of designer Alf Seegert, who also … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Magic Money

Magic Money Designer: Zack Hiwiller Publisher: Indie Boards & Cards Players: 3-6 Age: 14+ Time: 30 minutes Played on review copy provided by the publisher In Magic Money, Merlin the Magnificent has passed away and left behind a marvelous menagerie … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Ravensburger Escape Puzzles (spoiler free*)

Dale Yu: Review of Ravensburger Escape Puzzles (spoiler free*) I was first introduced to the Ravenburger Escape Puzzle line (then called the Exit Puzzle series) back on October 27, 2018 – https://opinionatedgamers.com/2018/10/27/dale-yu-friday-report-from-essen/.  The press package at the Ravensburger Play and … Continue reading

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BABYLONIA: AN EXEMPLARY KNIZIAN DESIGN      By Mitchell Thomashow

BABYLONIA: AN EXEMPLARY KNIZIAN DESIGN      By Mitchell Thomashow Great game designers, writers, artists, and musicians generally develop multiple key insights, often early in their careers, and then rework, reiterate, combine, and revitalize them as they gain more experience, … Continue reading

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