Opinionated Gamers

  • 2020 Meeples Choice Awards Results Announced

    The Meeples Choice Awards for the 2020 calendar year have been announced.  The voters’ three favorite games from last year are: BEYOND THE SUN LOST RUINS OF ARNAK DUNE: IMPERIUM Hallertau and Nivadellir were close behind, falling, respectively, 1 and … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Tulpenfieber

    Tulpenfieber Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Publisher: Amigo Players: 1-4 Age: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Played with review copy provided by Amigo Uwe Rosenberg is one of my favorite game designers.  I like complex games about farming. I like beans.  I like … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of EXIT – The Cursed Labryinth

    EXIT: The Cursed Labryinth Designers: Inka and Markus Brand Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1+ Age: 10+ Time: 65-120 minutes The EXIT series was one of the original puzzle-game franchises to hit the market when the escape room game craze took off … Continue reading →

  • Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2021 (Part 16)

    Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2021 (Part 16) This week saw King of Tokyo spring into life on BGA, a welcome respite from the litany of lesser lights left to be explored online, experiences of which are ruminated on below. … Continue reading →

  • Matt Carlson: Gen Con 2021 – P to W

    The Gen Con 2021 boardgaming blog is over, it’s time to sit back and enjoy a cup of tea… Earl Grey, Hot, if you please. When write these up, I rip out pages of my notebook as I winnow down … Continue reading →

  • Matt Carlson: Gen Con 2021 – M to R

    Recent and upcoming games from publishers attending Gen Con 2021. Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Geisha’s Road

    Geisha’s Road Designer: Eros Lin & Jerry K Chiang Publisher: EmperorS4 Players: 2 Age: 8+ Time: 20 minutes KS link – Played with review copy provided by Taiwan Boardgame Design (TBD) Geisha’s Road is a sequel to the highly … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Hanamikoji and 7 mini expansions 

    Hanamikoji and 7 mini expansions  Designer: Kota Nakayama Publisher: EmperorS4 Players: 2 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: at least 12 times with review copy provided by Taiwan Boardgame Design (TBD) Hanamikoji, which was originally released in … Continue reading →

  • ANKH: GODS OF EGYPT – FIRST IMPRESSIONS by Simmy Peerutin

    Author: SIMMY PEERUTIN Ankh: Gods of Egypt Designer: Eric Lang Publisher: CMON In Ankh players represent Gods whose goal is to gain enough Devotion to become the supreme God of Egypt. They do this by building monuments dedicated to themselves … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Ubongo 3D

    Ubongo 3D Designer: Gzegorz Rejchtman Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1-4 Age: 8+ Time: 25 minutes Played on review copy provided by Thames & Kosmos I first was exposed to this game back in 2009,  bringing home the humongous box (nearly a … Continue reading →