Opinionated Gamers

  • Battle of (Virtual) Legends: Unmatched Goes Digital

    My love for the Unmatched series of games from Restoration Games is already well-known… at least if you’ve been reading my reviews here on the OG over the years. I wrote an extensive review of the system back in 2020… … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of That Old Wallpaper

    That Old Wallpaper Designers: Nathan Thornton and Danielle Deley Publisher: AEG Players: 2-5 Age: 10+ Time: 15-30 minutes Played with review copy provided by AEG at GenCon 2022 The elevator pitch from the publisher:  “Remember that old wallpaper we used … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Next Station: London

    Next Station: London Designer: Matthew Dunstan Publisher: blue orange Players: 1-4 Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher Roll and Write games were once all the rage; every time that you looked around, there was … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Rear Window

    Rear Window Designer: Prospero Hall Publisher: Funko Players: 3-5 Age: 13+ Time: 40 minutes Played with review copy provided by Funko Rear Window is a classic Hitchcock film – and if you’ve never seen it, pause here, go and stream … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Akropolis

    Akropolis Designer: Jules Messaud Publisher: Gigamic Players: 2/4  (that’s what the box says.  BGG clarifies this as 2-4) Age: 8+ Time: 20-30 minutes Played with review copy provided by Hachette USA Akropolis is a game from a designer who is … Continue reading →

  • 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe (Part IV: #26 to #1)

    Today’s article is the conclusion of our 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe series. For the uninitiated, a board game cafe usually serves food and drink, with some being more like coffee shops and others more like bars. … Continue reading →

  • Spiel 2022 Preview of Pathogen

    Designer: Kuan Chen Publisher: Kolor Deep Studio Player Count: 2 player Time: 15-30 minutes Age: 12+  Pathogen is a new 2 player abstract game that will be released at Essen Spiel this year after a successful crowdfunding in Taiwan. I … Continue reading →

  • 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe (Part III: #50 to #26)

    Today’s article is the second part of our 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe series, which we started on Monday.  For the uninitiated, a board game cafe usually serves food and drink, with some being more like coffee … Continue reading →

  • 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe (Part II: #75 to #51)

    Today’s article is the second part of our 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe series, which we started yesterday.  For the uninitiated, a board game cafe usually serves food and drink, with some being more like coffee shops … Continue reading →

  • 100 Games for the Aspiring Board Game Cafe (Part I: #100 to #76)

    Gaming cafes are becoming more common. I’m from Kansas City, and a few years ago, our region’s first one (Pawn and Pint) opened. A few others have followed, with varying degrees of amenities. I had no experience with game cafes … Continue reading →