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 Spring Meadow

  Spring Meadow Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Publisher: Stronghold Games / Spielwiese Players: 1-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 15 mins Times played: 7, with review copy provided by Stronghold Games In Spring Meadow (according to the story in the rules):  The first … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2018 (Part 16)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2018 (Part 16) (Let’s move to a new naming convention for this ongoing series so we can move articles around the calendar without hassling about title changes. World-changing, I know.) We happened to pull out … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of The Forgotten City

The Forgotten City Designer: Anton Liu Publisher: TWO PLUS Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 60-75 min Times played: 1, with review copy provided by TWO PLUS/TBD   In the Forgotten City, player work to recover lost memories from the past … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Symphony No. 9

  Symphony No. 9 Designers: Frank Liu, Hung-Yang Shen Publisher: Moaideas Game Design Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60 minutes Symphony No. 9 places you back in the world of classical music when it was not classical but rather the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Mystical Seeds

  Mystical Seeds Designers: Chang Yu-Di, Gu Chun-Wei, Wang Liang Publisher: TWO PLUS Players:2-4 Time: 30-45 mins Times played: 2, with review copy provided by TWO PLUS/TBD Mystical Seeds is a new resource management game coming out at SPIEL 2018. … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Four Taiwanese Children’s Games

    Included in my most recent game shipment from Taiwan was a set of four nicely illustrated tins with games for the younger set (3yo or 4yo+).  While this isn’t really my thing any more, I figured that we … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Papering Duel

  Papering Duel Designer: Martin Nedergaard Andersen Publisher: Mandoo Players: 2 Age: 8+ Time: 20 minutes Papering Duel is a new 2-player game where you and your roommate (opponent in the game) are fighting over the wallpaper pattern in your … Continue reading

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Opinionated Gamers – First Impressions of Vita Mors and Wonderland XII

This preview will kick off a week where we concentrate on games from Asia – mostly Taiwan and Korea.  Not quite sure yet how many reviews and previews we’ll get in – but we’re probably going to touch on around … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Railroad Ink

  Railroad Ink Designers: Hjalmar Hach and Lorenzo Silva Publisher: CMON/Horrible Games Players: 1-6 Ages: 8+ Time: about 20-30 minutes Times played: >10 with review copies provided by Horrible Games (Blazing Red edition and Deep Blue edition)   Railroad Ink … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Preview of Nemeton

Nemeton Designer: Johann Favazzo Publisher: Blam! Players: 2-4 Ages: 12+ Time: 75-90 minutes Nemeton is a new game from Blam! – a game company from the Alps (as seen in the snow covered “A” in their company logo).  The company … Continue reading

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