Opinionated Gamers

  • Dale Yu: Review of San Francisco

    San Francisco Designer: Renier Knizia Publisher: rebel studio Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 45 minutes Played with review copy provided by distributor, Asmodee NA Say the publisher:  “For San Francisco, the first half of the 20th century is an era … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Kites

    Kites Designer: Kevin Hamano Publisher: Floodgate Games Players: 2-6 Age: 10+ Time: 10-15 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher In Kites, the players work together as a team to try to keep all their kites in the air.  … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Gang of Dice

    Gang of Dice Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Mandoo Games Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Played with review copy provided by Mandoo Games Says the box: “The boss is going to retire. As one of his lieutenants, you need … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of No Mercy

    No Mercy Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Mandoo Games Players: 2-5 Age: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Played with review copy provided by Mandoo Games No Mercy is a press-your-luck game in which you draw cards to get points — but you … Continue reading →

  • Ark Nova Wins 2022 DSP Award

    The results of the Deutscher Spiele Preis (DSP), Germany’s second most important gaming award, were recently announced.  The winner is Ark Nova, Mathias Wigge’s first published design, which beat out the SdJ-winning Cascadia for the honor.  This isn’t a particularly … Continue reading ...

  • Dale Yu: Review of Aves

    Aves Designer: Shi Chen Publisher: Play with Us Design Players: 2-5 Age: 6+ Time: 10-15 minutes Play With Us Design is a small Taiwanese design house that has been making small format games for a few years now.  In the … Continue reading →

  • Carnegie, Ark Nova, and Cascadia Win 2022 IGA Awards

    The winners of the 2022 International Gamers Awards (IGAs) have just been announced.  Here are the results, together with the designers and publishers of the winning games: Best Multiplayer Experience:  Carnegie (Xavier Georges), Quined Games Best 2-Player Experience:  Ark Nova … Continue ...

  • Dale Yu: Review of Marvel Dice Throne

    Marvel Dice Throne Designers: Nate Chatellier, Manny Trembley, and Gavan Brown Publisher: the OP Games Players: 2-6 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Played with review copy provided by The OP games Per the Publisher’s blurb: “Marvel Dice Throne is a … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Light Years From Home Game

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Light Years From Home Game Designer: Prospero Hall Publisher: Funko Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Played with review copy provided by Funko So, when I was a kid, there was this movie called E.T.  It … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Evergreen

    Evergreen Designer: Hjalmar Hach Publisher: Horrible Guild Players: 1-4 Age: 8+ Time: 45-60 minutes Played with copy provided by publisher When I was reading up on Evergreen as part of my research; I thought to myself that it sounded familiar.  … Continue reading →