Opinionated Gamers

  • Dale Yu: Review of Vaccine

    Vaccine Designer: Donghwa Kim Publisher: A.ger Games Players: 2-6 Age: 7+ Time: ~10-15 minutes Played with Review copy provided by A.ger Games Vaccine is a small format tile game where players act as researchers trying to develop a vaccine.  To … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Twin Palms  

    Twin Palms Designer: Kristi B Publisher: Bink Ink Players: 2-5 Age: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher Twin Palms was pitched to me as a new take on trick-taking; and as you are probably aware, … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Trek 12 Himalaya

    Trek 12: Himalaya Designers: Bruno Cathala, Corentin Lebrat Publisher: Pandasaurus Players: 1-50 Age: 8+ Time: 15-30 minutes Played with a review copy provided by Pandasaurus Games Per the rules: In Trek 12, you and your friends compete to climb the … Continue reading →

  • Saturday Report from the Gathering

    Two days down, and sadly, I’m now past the halfway point of my trip.  Due to covid and work reasons, my trip this year is quite short.  But – trying to make the most of it! First up, a quick … Continue reading →

  • 10 Great Games from the Past 2 Years (Article by Chris Wray)

    Gaming largely went on a “pause” for the past two years. There were fewer releases of new games. Conventions were less well-attended — or canceled. Game groups temporarily disbanded.  But as the hobby continues its effort to reconnect, we here … Continue reading →

  • Gathering of Friends Friday post

    Now one full day is complete. Played lots of games today, ate some things, and now I am just trying to make a quick recap of what happened today. As I’m heading into the game room soon, not much time … Continue reading →

  • Back at the Gathering of Friends! Day 1

    Well it’s been 3 years since I was at the Gathering of Friends due to work, kids, covid, etc.  This year I am blessed to have a long weekend to make the drive to Western New York and hang out … Continue reading →

  • First Impressions Can Be Mistaken

    Every once in a while, we here at the Opinionated Gamers like to compile our thoughts on a gaming topic – not just to fill up space (though that doesn’t hurt) but hopefully to provoke interesting discussion amongst ourselves and … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Dungeons, Dice & Danger

    Dungeons, Dice & Danger Designer: Richard Garfield Publisher: alea / Ravensburger Players: 1-4 Age: 12+ Time: 30-40 minutes Played with review copy provided by Ravensburger USA From the multilingual box:  Gather your courage, pack your sword, and roll the dice … Continue reading →

  • Brandon Kempf – Three Games of March ’22

    I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading →