Opinionated Gamers

  • Dale Yu: Review of The Hunger

    The Hunger Designer: Richard Garfield Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 2-6 Age: 10+ Time: 60 minutes Played with review copy provided by Renegade Game Studios When I first read about the Hunger, I was immediately interested – it was pitched … Continue reading →

  • Three Capsule (P)Reviews: This Didn’t Happen, Batflip, Frost (PNP escape room)

    As 2022 starts, things are super busy here.  As always, the holidays and the new year occupy much of the calendar, and this year, the continuing rise of COVID and Omicron keep things at work as busy as possible.  We … Continue reading →

  • As Time Goes By:  My Favorite Designers Through the Years

    I’ve been playing Eurogames regularly for over 20 years.  Like many gamers, there are certain designers I really like and others I avoid.  But what’s interesting is that this changes quite a bit over time.  Part of that may be … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Mille Fiori

    Mille Fiori Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Schmidt Spiele Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 60-90 minutes Played 4 times with review copy provided by Schimdt Spiele Reiner Knizia has seemingly designed about a million games.  OK, that’s a bit of hyperbole; … Continue reading →

  • Best New (to me!) Games of 2021

    For the last decade or so, I’ve intermittently published my Best New (to me!) Games list each year… and, when I missed a year or two, added the missing lists to the most recent post. Best New (to me!) Games … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Kingdomino Origins

    Kingdomino Origins Designer: Bruno Cathala Publisher: Blue Orange Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Played with review copy provided by Blue Orange The original Kingdomino won the Spiel des Jahres back in 2017.  The simple domino laying game was … Continue reading →

  • Happy New Year from the OG – our New Year’s Resolutions

    Happy New Year to everyone! It’s been a tough year all around, but hopefully things will be better in 2022. A few of the OG have been willing to share their Gaming New Year’s Resoltuions with you! Dale Y – … Continue reading →

  • A Round-Robin Letter for 2021 Games and Gaming (and some Music)

    It’s the time of year when we think back on what we played, a bit about what we didn’t play, and make lists and rankings and what not. I’m not much of a “best of” person, though I can admit … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Mini Rogue

    Mini Rogue Desginers: Paolo Di Stefano & Gabriel Gendron Players: 1-2 Time: 30 mins Age: 14+ Amazon Affiliate Link: Played with review copy provided by Ares Games Mini Rogue was a game that I had heard about from a … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Lisbon Tram 28

    Lisbon Tram 28 Designer: Pedro Santos Silva Publisher: MEBO Games Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 45-60 minutes Times Played: 3, with review copy provided by MEBO Games MEBO Games has been bringing challenging games from Portugal for years now.  I … Continue reading →