Category Archives: First Impressions

Simon W – report from SPIEL: Challengers!

Just a quick report on the day before the convention opens.  We managed to pick up “Challengers” from Z-man games – an absolutely excellent game which we played last night. Firstly let’s talk about value for money. In the days … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – First Impressions of Formosa Flowers, 2nd ed

Formosa Flowers, 2nd ed Designers: Lin Chen Yu Publisher: soso games Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 20-30 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher and Taiwan Boardgames Design Per the publisher: “Seasons change, and flowers blossom. The nature, sun, … Continue reading

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Battle of (Virtual) Legends: Unmatched Goes Digital

My love for the Unmatched series of games from Restoration Games is already well-known… at least if you’ve been reading my reviews here on the OG over the years. I wrote an extensive review of the system back in 2020… … Continue reading

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Spiel 2022 Preview of Pathogen

Designer: Kuan Chen Publisher: Kolor Deep Studio Player Count: 2 player Time: 15-30 minutes Age: 12+  Pathogen is a new 2 player abstract game that will be released at Essen Spiel this year after a successful crowdfunding in Taiwan. I … Continue reading

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No Such Thing As Too Many Games…

…when you get to hang out with friends for a weekend. A long weekend. From Wednesday evening to mid-Sunday afternoon, I enjoyed the hospitality of Dale Yu (the grand poobah of the Opinionated Gamers) and enjoyed the company of two … Continue reading

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First Impressions Can Be Mistaken

Every once in a while, we here at the Opinionated Gamers like to compile our thoughts on a gaming topic – not just to fill up space (though that doesn’t hurt) but hopefully to provoke interesting discussion amongst ourselves and … Continue reading

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