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: Essen Preview of Crazy Eggz and Touch Down (Happy Baobab)

Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Crazy Eggz and Touch Down   Crazy Eggz Designer: Roberto Fraga Publisher: Happy Baobab Players: 2-4 Ages: 7+ Time: 15 mins Crazy Eggz is a reprint of a fairly unique game, Eiertanz.  This game comes … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Previews of 2 Kosmos Expansions: Andor: Dark Heroes and Imhotep: A New Dynasty

Dale Yu: Essen Preview of Kosmos Expansions for Andor and Imhotep Legends of Andor – Dark Heroes expansion Designer: Michael Menzel Players – 2 to 6(!) In this newest expansion to the Legends of Andor, Dark Heroes provides the gamer … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Paper Tales: Beyond the Gates

  Paper Tales: Beyond the Gates expansion Designer: Masato Uesugi Publisher: Stronghold Games Players: 1-7 Ages: 12+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Stronghold Games Paper Tales was one of my surprise finds from Essen … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – October 2018 (Part 1)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – October 2018 (Part 1) When I returned to Sydney in early 2000 with the gaming bug in tow (picked up during a one year sojourn in Auckland), it felt like there were only a handful … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Layers

  Layers Designers: Yohan Goh and Dave Choi Publisher: Happy Baobab Players: 1-4 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Happy Baobab Layers is a classical speed game – by which I mean that … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Spring Rally

Spring Rally Designer: H. J. Kook Publisher: Mandoo Games Players: 3-5 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes In Spring Rally, players race their spring driven cars around the track – the board is double sided and this allows you to race … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Wangdo

Wangdo Designers: Frank Crittin, Gregoire Largey, Sebastian Pauchon Publisher: Mandoo Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes In Wangdo, players are each leaders of a bear clan, and they are canvassing the towns of Northeast Asia to gather enough … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Report from Buckeye Game Fest 2018

I have gone on record in the past saying that Columbus, Ohio may be one of the best cities in the country to be a boardgamer – and my experiences this year in the capital of O-HI-O have firmed up … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Steamrollers

  Steam Rollers Designer: Mark Gerrits Publisher: Stronghold Games/Flatlined Games Players: 2-5 Ages: 10+ Time: ~45 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Stronghold Games [10+ plays with original from Flatlined]   Steam Rollers was a new release … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Legend of the Cherry Tree That Blossoms Every Ten Years

  The Legend of the Cherry Tree That Blossoms Every Ten Years Designer: Hinata Origuchi Publisher: IELLO Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 15-25 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by IELLO   The Legend of the Cherry Tree … Continue reading

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