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: First Impressions of Touria

  Touria Designers: Inka Brand, Markus Brand, Michael Rieneck Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by R&R Games Touria is the land of the dancing towers, or so the rules tell me. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Mondrian the Dice Game

  Mondrian the Dice Game Designers: Israel Cenderero and Sheila Santos Publisher: Tranjis Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times Played: 2, with review copy provided by Tranjis Games I have always liked the clean blocky simplicity of … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Glux

  Glux Designer: Jakob Andrusch Publisher: Queen Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 3 Glux is a nice light abstract game from Queen.  I honestly didn’t know much about this game prior to the show as … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Chariot Race

  Chariot Race Designer: Matt Leacock Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Pegasus Spiele OK, so being the awesome boardgame journalist that I am, I actually had heard … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Lorenzo il Magnifico

  Lorenzo il Magnifico Designers: Virginio Gigli and Flaminia Brasini with Simone Luciani Publisher: Cranio Creations Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 60-120 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Cranio Creations Lorenzo il Magnifico was a well known … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Dream Home

  Dream Home Designer: Klemens Kalicki Publisher: Rebel.PL / Asmodee Players: 2-4 Ages: 7+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by publisher Dream Home is game about building your dream house, or at least building a … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Honshu

  Honshu Designer: Kalle Malmioja Publisher: Lautapelit.fi Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Lautapelit.fi I was immediately interested in Honshu after reading a short paragraph long description from the publisher – … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Bohemian Villages

Bohemian Villages Designer: Reiner Stockhausen Publisher: dlp games Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by dlp games Bohemian Villages wasn’t really on my list of games for Essen until about three days … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Kingdomino

  Kingdomino Designer: Bruno Cathala Publisher: blue orange Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by blue orange In Kingdomino, players vie to build the best 5×5 grid of dominoes (each starts with … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Kilt Castle

  Kilt Castle Designer: Guenter Burkhardt Publisher: Zoch Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Zoch This year, there were two Burkhardt games that caught my eye, and each of them uses … Continue reading

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