Category Archives: Reviews

Patrick Brennan & Dale Yu: Review of Rush M.D.

Rush M.D. Designers: Anthony Howgego, Konstantinos Kokkinis, Dávid Turczi Publisher: Artipia Games Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 1 (Patrick), 3 (Dale, with review copy provided by Artipia) [Patrick] Rush M.D. is a real-time co-op with physical … Continue reading

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Unheralded Games of the Past Decade: 2012 & 2013

It’s that time of year again, when we take a look back and do lots of Top game lists, but this year’s end is a bit special, it’s the end of the decade. A decade that started with 7 Wonders, … Continue reading

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Unheralded Games of the Past Decade: 2010 & 2011

It’s that time of year again, when we take a look back and do lots of Top game lists, but this year’s end is a bit special, it’s the end of a decade. A decade that started with 7 Wonders, … Continue reading

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The Opinionated Gamers Re-review Hadara and talk about the new mini Expansions

Hadara Designer: Benjamin Schwer Publisher: Hans im Glück, Z-Man Games(Gen Con Release) Players: 2-5 Time: 45-60 We originally looked at this game back on July 22, 2019 – right before Gen Con 2019.  Since then, the game has been a … Continue reading

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10 Great Games of the 2010s (Article by Chris Wray)

The 2010s were a monumental time period in tabletop gaming.  The industry and hobby grew exponentially, with tens of thousands of new games hitting the market and hundreds of thousands of new players entering the fold.  It was a decade … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2020 (Part 2)

When I re-discovered boardgaming in 1999, I immediately knew I wanted to play anything and everything, just to “know” – know what was out there, know what I liked, know how to play well, know enough to recommend good games … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Fire in Adlerstein (spoiler free)

Fire in Adlerstein Designer: Alexander Krys Publisher: iDventure Players: 1-5 Age: 13+ Time: 2 hours Times played: 1, with review copy provided by iDventure (This review is meant to be spoiler free.  There are pictures of the game components in … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: First Impression of Minecraft – Builders & Biomes

Minecraft – Builders and Biomes Designer: Ulrich Blum Publisher: Ravensburger Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Played twice with review copy provided by Ravensburger USA So when I first read about Minecraft – Builders & Biomes (pre-Essen), I’ll admit … Continue reading

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Frank Branham – Beatdown: Streets of Justice Review

I never really grew up reading comics, and so Beatdown: Streets of Justice never turned up on my radar. The pitch is that it is a comic book themed game where you fight bad guys and eventually try to take … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of 50 Clues – The Leopold Trilogy (spoiler free)

50 Clues – The Leopold Trilogy (The Pendulum of the Dead, White Sleep, The Fate of Leopold) Designer: Jeppe Norsker Publisher: Norsker Games Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: we took about 4 hours total to play all 3 games Times … Continue reading

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