Opinionated Gamers

  • Not Flynn’s Arcade: A First Look At Pulsarcade for Clank! In! Space!

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (yep, 2019), I wrote about what I called the Clank-iverse and my general love for the game and all its expansions. As a part of that article, I noted that … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Lost Cities: Roll & Write

    Lost Cities: Roll & Write Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Kosmos Players: 2-5 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Played ~10 times with review copy provided by Thames&Kosmos Lost cities is one of the classic two-player games in my collection. It has … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of K3

    K3 Designer: Phillippe Proux Publisher: Helvetiq Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 20 min Played with review copy provided by Helvetiq K3 is maybe not the best known mountain to gamers; it seems that everyone wants to make a game about … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Stich Rallye

    Stich Rallye Designer: H. J. Kook Publisher: Amigo Games Players: 3-5 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Played with new version provided by AMIGO This year at SPIEL 2021, Amigo is bringing a interesting Korean Racing game to the market. Originally … Continue reading →

  • Matt Carlson: The Dice of Gen Con

    As I mentioned previously, for many years Gen Con was a mecca for role-playing aficionados. As with any pastime, players grow fond of their tools and toys. Role-playing is no different and one can look no further than a player’s … Continue reading →

  • Matt Carlson: Gen Con 2021 – RPGs

    Gen Con started out in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin a little over 50 years ago. It focused on wargames until the mid 70’s when the first tabletop role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons, came onto the scene, quickly overtaking prominence at the … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of the Holiday Hijinks Series (Spoiler Free)

    The Independence Incident / The Kringle Caper / The Pumpkin Problem Designer: Jonathan Chaffer Publisher: Grand Gamers Guild Players: 1-4 Age: 13+ Time: ~60 minutes each Played with review copies provided by publisher Weblink – The Holiday Hijinks series … Continue reading →

  • 2020 Game Awards Summary

    With the announcement yesterday of the Meeples Choice Awards results, the last of the 2020 primary and secondary Game of the Year awards have now been set. So this seems like a good time to summarize which titles have been … Continue reading →

  • Fantasy Realms Wins 2020 a la carte Award

    Every year, Fairplay magazine conducts the a la carte award, in which their readers choose their favorite card game of the year.  This is a very good award, which consistently rewards excellent games.  The results for 2020 were recently announced … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Art Robbery

    Art Robbery Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Helvetiq Players: 2-5 Age: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Played with review copy provided by Helvetiq Art Robbery was the game that most interested me from my pre-SPIEL research of the Helvetiq games.  While I’ve … Continue reading →