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 When I Dream

  When I Dream Designer: Chris Darsaklis Publisher: REPOS Players: 4-10 Ages: 8+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by REPOS When I Dream is a game where players rotate through roles of being the Dreamer, … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Twelve Heroes

  Twelve Heroes Designer: Takashi Sakaue and Masato Uesugi Publisher: Catch Up Games Players: 2 Ages: 12+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 3, with preview copy provided by Catch Up Games Twelve Heroes is another Japanese game being brought to … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of The Football Game

  The Football Game Designers: Simon Pearson, Mark Pearson, Jo Pearson Publisher: London Board Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by publisher   So, if you read my Essen recap from … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Santa’s Workshop

Santa’s Workshop Designer: Keith Ferguson Players: 2-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 60 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by Rio Grande Games Given that the holiday is nearly upon us now, it seemed like a good time to play … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Two pocket sized games from Helvetiq – Hippo and Bandido

Dale Yu: Two pocket sized games from Helvetiq – Hippo and Bandido   This year at Essen, I stopped at the Helvetiq booth to check out some of their small format games.  One of the joys that I’ve re-discovered this … Continue reading

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Re-Review of The Quest for El Dorado

The Quest for El Dorado (Re-Review) Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Ravensburger Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-60 minutes Times Played: 5 (with 2, 3, 4 players) [Editor’s note: Normally, we re-review a game after a much longer period … Continue reading

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Re-review of Spirit Island

  Spirit Island Designer: R. Eric Reuss Publisher: Greater than Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 90-120 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy with Spirit Island [Ed note – my review of this was published right as the game … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Battlefold

  Battlefold Designers: Dave Choi and Yohan Goh Publisher: Happy Baobab Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Happy Baobab So, at Essen 2016, one of the games that I missed out … Continue reading

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Re-Review: Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment (Spoiler Free)

Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment Editor’s Note – this review originally ran in April 2016.  We received a review copy of the version of this game which came out via KickStarter at that time.  However, in the … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Kitchen Rush

  Kitchen Rush Designers: David Turczi with Vangelis Bagiartakis Publisher: Artipia Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 10+ Time: ~30 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Artipia Games So, this year, my ability to prep for Essen was compromised … Continue reading

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