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 Print+Play+Cut, a PnP escape room from ClueQuest

    As with most everyone else, I’ve been generally confined to my house during the coronavirus pandemic, so almost all of my exploring has been of the online variety.  In the old days, I used to love heading out … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Review of EXIT: Theft on the Mississippi

The EXIT series was one of the original puzzle-game franchises to hit the market when the escape room game craze took off a few years ago. To date, my family and I have been able to play all of the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Queenz

    Queenz Designers: Bruno Cathala, Johannes Goupy Publisher: Mandoo Games /Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, on review copy provided by publisher In Queenz, “you’re a famous beekeeper and compete with others … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs Designer: Kelly North Adams Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 30-45 minutes When I first heard about this game, I had high expectations for it… Before I get into the rest of the preview, I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Look at The Liberation of Rietburg (A Game in the World of Andor)

    The Liberation of Rietburg Designer: Gerhard Hecht Publisher: KOSMOS Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 30-40 minute Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Thames&Kosmos My online group just finished hacking and judiciously slashing our way through The … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Dominion Menagerie

  Dominion Menagerie Designer: Donald X. Vaccarino Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: ~10 games with cards from the new set, with review copy provided by RGG Dominion is one of my all … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Santa Monica

    Santa Monica Designer: Josh Wood Publisher: AEG Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: ~45 minutes I have visited the Santa Monica pier on a few occasions; from what I remember, there is a ferris wheel, an arcade, a super … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Escape Game Unlocked – The Heist, Volume 2: The Silk Road

The Escape Game Unlocked – The Heist, Volume 2: The Silk Road (online game) Publisher: The Escape Game Affiliate Link: https://store.theescapegame.co?sca_ref=190786.ILGJJnBNPy Players: 1+ (we played with 4) Time: about 60-70 minutes Times played: 1, with review codes provided by The … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Traintopia

Traintopia Designer: Przemek Wojtkowiak Publisher: Board & Dice Players: 2-4 Time: 30 mins Age: 12+ Times played: two mock games (can’t get a group together due to Coronavirus restrictions!) Traintopia was an upcoming summer release that I was looking forward … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Gulf, Mobile & Ohio

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Designer: John Bohrer listed on BGG Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 3-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: around a dozen between current and older version This is certainly an interesting time for game reviews; … Continue reading

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