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 Arboretum

Arboretum Designer: Dan Cassar Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 min Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Renegade Game Studios (at least 10 games of previous incarnation from another publisher in 2015) Arboretum is … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Arraial

Arraial Designers: Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro, Paulo Soledade Publisher: MEBO Games Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by MEBO Games Arraial is a game based on the eponymous traditional Portuguese summer festival.  In … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Tag City

Tag City Designer: Robin David Publisher: RUNES Editions Players: 2-4 Ages: 8 and up Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy provided by publisher at SPIEL 2018 One of the big themes of SPIEL 2018 was the use … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Bloxx!

Bloxx! Designer: Klaus-Jurgen Wrede Publisher: Noris Players: 2-4 Ages: 6+ Time: 15-20 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Noris Oneof the big themes of SPIEL 2018 was the use of polyominos in games.  Another was the ascendance … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Brikks

Brikks Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publisher: Schmidt Players: 1-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 25-35 minutes Times played: 4, with copy purchased at SPIEL 2018 One of the big themes of SPIEL 2018 was the use of polyominos in games.  Another was the … Continue reading

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Preview of Ubongo! Fun-Size Edition

Ubongo! Fun-Size Edition Designer: Gregorz Rejchtman Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1-4 Ages: 7+ Time: 15 minutes Co-authored by W. Eric Martin and Dale Yu Thames & Kosmos, the North American branch of KOSMOS, debuted Grzegorz Rejchtman‘s Ubongo! Fun-Size Edition, which is … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: The Great City of Rome

The Great City of Rome Designers: Matthew Dunstan and Brett J Gilbert Publisher: Abacus/Z-Man Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: about an hour Times played: 4, with review copy of The Great City of Rome provided by Abacus In the Great … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Valparaiso

Valparaiso Designer:  Stefan Malz, Louis Malz Publisher: dlp games Players: 2-5 Time: 45-90 min Ages: 12+ Times played: 2, with review copy provided by dlp games I started reading about the Essen 2018 games back in August, and Valparaiso was … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Ton Ton

Ton Ton Designer: Tori Hasegawa Publisher: Happy Baobab Players: 3-5 Ages: 8+ Time: 20 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Happy Baobab Ton Ton is an interesting trick taking game from the Korean company Happy Baobab that … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Planet

Planet Designer: Urtis Sulinskas Publisher: Blue Orange (EU) Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Times played: 6, with review copy provided by Blue Orange (EU) Planet is one of those games that is so eye-catching that it forced me … Continue reading

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