Category Archives: First Impressions

Dale Yu: First Impressions of Pandemic Hot Zone North America

Pandemic Hot Zone North America Designer: Matt Leacock Publisher: ZMan Games Players: 2-4 Time: 30 minutes Age: 8+ Played with review copy provided by ZMan Games Of all years, this year is the year to play Pandemic – in whatever … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Guilds

Guilds Designer: Christian Giove Publisher: Giochi Uniti / Stratelibri Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 60-90 mins Review copy provided by Giochi Uniti via Asmodee NA (who distributes here in US) Description from the publisher: The bloody War of the Seven … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impressions of Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Designer: Hunter Hennigar Publisher: H2 Games Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 30-45 min on box, our games have been closer to 60-75 min Played with copy provided by designer/publisher Well, it’s that time of year again, SPIEL … Continue reading

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Mark’s Bundle of 2020 Essen Game Thoughts

Unless otherwise noted, these are FIRST impressions… I only had the opportunity to play each game one time with a physical copy and three of my mask-wearing Opinionated Gamer friends. I’ve left out the older (read: non-2020) games we played … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: New York Zoo in 36 hours (First Impressions, Unboxing, etc)

New York Zoo Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Publisher: Capstone Games/Feuerland Players: 1-5 Ages: 10+ Time: 30-60 minutes Played on review copy provided by Capstone Games   So, SPIEL week is always an exciting time – so many new games to see … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Detective: Season One (Spoiler Free)

Detective: Season One Designers: Ignacy Trzewiczek, Merry Nowak-Trzewiczek Weronika Spyra Publisher: Portal Games Players: 1-5 Age: 12+ Time: 90-120 mins Played with review copy provided by Portal Games TL;DR from the box – “Detective: Season One is a fully cooperative, … Continue reading

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