Opinionated Gamers

  • Weekly Giveaway #2 – Star Wars Unlock!

    OK, we’ve spent a lot of time this year writing up reviews, and frankly, there’s not enough room in the Gaming Basement for all of them…. So, we thought it would be a neat idea to start a series of … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Re-Review of Detective: Season One (Spoiler Free)

    Detective: Season One Designers: Ignacy Trzewiczek, Merry Nowak-Trzewiczek Weronika Spyra Publisher: Portal Games Players: 1-5 Age: 12+ Time: 90-120 mins per case, 3 cases in box Played with review copy provided by Portal Games TL;DR from the box – “Detective: … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: First Impressions of Photosynthesis Under The Moonlight Expansion

    Photosynthesis: Under the Moonlight Expansion Designer: Hjalmar Hach Publisher: Blue Orange Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 60 minutes per game Played with review copy provided by Blue Orange USA Photosynthesis was one of the games that really captured my attention … Continue reading →

  • 10 Great Games from the 00’s

    Here at the Opinionated Gamers, we love our new and shiny games.  But we also have plenty of older favorites.  Even some that are–dare we say it?–more than 10 years old!  So let’s see what we think are the best … Continue reading →

  • Alan How – Review of Dwellings of Eldervale

    Dwellings of Eldervale Designer: Luke Laurie Publisher: Breaking Games Players: 1-5 Age: 14+ Time: 60-150 minutes The first thing you’ll notice about the game is the size of the game box. It’s on the large side and you’d be right … Continue reading →

  • Larry Levy: Review of Marco Polo II

    Marco Polo II: In the Service of the Khan Designers:  Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini Artist:  Dennis Lohausen Publisher:  Hans im Glück Players:  2-4 Age:  12+ Time:  60-120 minutes Times Played:  4, all online It’s no secret that I’m a big … Continue ...

  • Weekly Giveaway #1 – Pendulum

    OK, we’ve spent a lot of time this year writing up reviews, and frankly, there’s not enough room in the Gaming Basement for all of them…. So, we thought it would be a neat idea to start a series of … Continue reading →

  • Suzie-Q

    Designer: Hisashi HayashiArtist: Ryo NyamoPublisher: OKAZU BrandPlayers: 2-5Ages: 8+Playing Time: 20 minutesTimes Played: 4 with a purchased copy Suzie-Q an auction of game of sorts, though it feels a bit odd to describe it that way. More specifically, it’s an … Continue reading →

  • Toraja (Preview)

    Designers: Hamzah Alfarabi, Vicky BelladinoArtist: Aulia AzziawatyPublisher: Congkak Fun FactoryPlayers: 1-5Ages: 12+Times Played: 4 on my demo copy This will be a different sort of post, as this game isn’t available…yet.  This is one of the titles that was being … Continue reading ...

  • Dale Yu: Review of Cloud City

    Cloud City Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Publisher: Blue Orange Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Blue Orange Cloud City is another Phil Walker-Harding game that I pretty much loved from the get-go … Continue reading →