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 Oriflamme

  Oriflamme Designers: Adrien and Axel Hesling Publisher: Studio H Players:3-5 Age: 10+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Studio H Oriflamme is a game that I surely would have guessed was French if I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of The Game Quick and Easy and Robots – two new games from NSV

The Game Quick and Easy Designer: Steffen Benndorf Publisher: NSV Players: 2-5 Age: 8+ Time: 10 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by NSV The Game is one of those games that I never really understood the fascination … Continue reading

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3 free print and play games from SdJ nominated designer Stephen Glenn!

Stephen Glenn and I go back a long way – he is in fact one of my first gaming friends made over the Internets. Probably back from rec.games.board. For reasons I honestly cannot remember, I used to call him Snoop, … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2020 (Part 6)

So, here we are in uncertain times. Gatherings (outside immediate family) in my part of the world have been limited to yourself and one other person for the foreseeable future. All face-to-face gaming has come to a crushing halt; as … Continue reading

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The Crew – now released in English! With real cards!

A few months ago, we posted a review of a German card game that had taken our group by storm… The original review will be republished below. But, since you’ve probably already heard about the game, let me talk about … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Lux Aeterna

Lux Aeterna Designer: Tony Boydell Publisher: Surprised Stare/Frosted Games Players: 1 Age: I’m 46, thanks Time: 15 minutes Times played: 9 and counting, with review copy provided by the designer Lux Aeterna is a game which I requested from the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Pictures

Pictures Designer: Daniela and Christian Stöhr Publisher: Rio Grande Games / pd Verlag Players: 3-5 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Rio Grande Games Pictures is a game that I thought I would … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Wizard Würfelspiel

Wizard Würfelspiel Designer: Daan Kreek Publisher: AMIGO Players: 2-5 Age: 10+ Time: 20 minutes Times played: 7 with review copy provided by AMIGO In Wizard Würfelspiel, players bid on the results of seven magical dice.  Results are recorded on a … Continue reading

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Gaming in the Era of Social Distancing

Well, unless you’ve be living under a rock for the past few months, you’re aware of the new normal in the world of Covid-19…  Everyone is asked to stay at home when possible, schools are essentially closed for in-person learning, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Miyabi

Miyabi Designer: Michael Kiesling Publisher: HABA Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 40 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by HABA USA In Miyabi, players vie to make the most elegant Japanese garden.  Each player starts with an empty … Continue reading

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