Opinionated Gamers

  • Dale Yu: Review of EXIT – The Cursed Labryinth

    EXIT: The Cursed Labryinth Designers: Inka and Markus Brand Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1+ Age: 10+ Time: 65-120 minutes The EXIT series was one of the original puzzle-game franchises to hit the market when the escape room game craze took off … Continue reading →

  • Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2021 (Part 16)

    Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2021 (Part 16) This week saw King of Tokyo spring into life on BGA, a welcome respite from the litany of lesser lights left to be explored online, experiences of which are ruminated on below. … Continue reading →

  • Matt Carlson: Gen Con 2021 – P to W

    The Gen Con 2021 boardgaming blog is over, it’s time to sit back and enjoy a cup of tea… Earl Grey, Hot, if you please. When write these up, I rip out pages of my notebook as I winnow down … Continue reading →

  • Matt Carlson: Gen Con 2021 – M to R

    Recent and upcoming games from publishers attending Gen Con 2021. Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Geisha’s Road

    Geisha’s Road Designer: Eros Lin & Jerry K Chiang Publisher: EmperorS4 Players: 2 Age: 8+ Time: 20 minutes KS link – Played with review copy provided by Taiwan Boardgame Design (TBD) Geisha’s Road is a sequel to the highly … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Hanamikoji and 7 mini expansions 

    Hanamikoji and 7 mini expansions  Designer: Kota Nakayama Publisher: EmperorS4 Players: 2 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: at least 12 times with review copy provided by Taiwan Boardgame Design (TBD) Hanamikoji, which was originally released in … Continue reading →

  • ANKH: GODS OF EGYPT – FIRST IMPRESSIONS by Simmy Peerutin

    Author: SIMMY PEERUTIN Ankh: Gods of Egypt Designer: Eric Lang Publisher: CMON In Ankh players represent Gods whose goal is to gain enough Devotion to become the supreme God of Egypt. They do this by building monuments dedicated to themselves … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Ubongo 3D

    Ubongo 3D Designer: Gzegorz Rejchtman Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1-4 Age: 8+ Time: 25 minutes Played on review copy provided by Thames & Kosmos I first was exposed to this game back in 2009,  bringing home the humongous box (nearly a … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – First Impressions of Kokopelli Expansion 1

    Kokopelli Expansion 1 Designer – Stefan Feld Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 45-60 minutes Played with review copy provided by Queen Games A few weeks ago, we reviewed Kokopelli, and at that time, we only played with the base cards.  … Continue reading →

  • Simon W’s Sunday SPIEL 2021 Report

    A slightly late write-up of my last, shorter day. The halls looked slightly less busy than Saturday and the show definitely felt like it was winding down as we headed into the afternoon. I had a chance to look at just … Continue reading →