Opinionated Gamers

  • Dale Yu: Review of Escape Room in a Box: The Walking Dead (spoiler free)

    Escape Room in a Box: The Walking Dead Designers: Brian Yu, Mary Sadowsky, Nick Hayes Publisher: Mattel Players: 1-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 90 minutes Times played: 1, with review copy provided by Mattel Amazon Affiliate Link: Escape Room in … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Trekking the National Parks (2nd ed)

    Trekking the National Parks Designer: Charlie Bink Publisher: Underdog Games Players: 2-6 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 2, with review copy sent by publisher Trekking the National Parks was a successful game first released in 2014.  I actually … Continue reading →

  • Larry Levy: First Impressions of Pan Am

    Pan Am Designer: Prospero Hall (Lead Designer – Peter Lee) Publisher: Funko Games Players: 2-4 Age: 12+ Time: 60-90 minutes Times Played: 1 I recently got to play my first face-to-face game in 5 months.  If you had asked me … Continue reading →

  • IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD

    DESIGNER: Frederic Guerard PUBLISHER: La Boîte de Jeu PLAYERS: 1- 5 AGES: 14+ TIME: 30 – 60 minutes TIMES PLAYED: 8 plays, with a copy I purchased My husband and I are both boardgamers, and we often buy each other … Continue reading →

  • Matt Carlson: Virtual GenCon 2020 – Publishers N to Z

    It’s big, it’s back, and it’s the final column of our not-at-GenCon but lets pretend we are anyway run-down of publishers and their games.  I have only scratched the surface of what is or would have been out there, but … Continue reading →

  • Matt Carlson: Virtual GenCon 2020 – Publishers D to M

    The written word is back again to explain to you just what is not happening at GenCon this year.  It may be happening in the virtual world, but if a vlogger falls in a forest, does anyone care?  Here, we … Continue reading →

  • Matt Carlson: Virtual GenCon 2020 – Publishers A to C

    GenCon is here once again… but then it isn’t. What we have is a virtual cacophony of announcements, YouTube channels, streamers, Tabletop Simulator games, and who knows what else. (Special note, there are quite a few publisher-sponsored Tabletop Simulator versions … Continue reading ...

  • Matt Carlson: Virtual GenCon 2020 – RPGs

    GenCon is here once again… but then it isn’t.  What we have is a virtual cacophony of announcements, YouTube channels, streamers, Tabletop Simulator games, and who knows what else.  Every year I try to scour the convention as my big … Continue reading →

  • Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

    Designer: Isaac Childres Artists: Francesca Baerald, Cat Bock, David Bock. David Demaret, Alexandr Elichev, Jason D. Kingsley & Josh T. McDowell Publisher: Cephalofair Games Players: 1-4 Time: 30-120 Minutes Times Played: 5 (9.5 hours so far) DISCLAIMER: This review will … Continue ...

  • Dale Yu: Review of Football Highlights 2052

    Football Highlights 2052 Designer: Mike Fitzgerald Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games Players: 1-4, not including 3 Age: 10+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Eagle-Gryphon Games Football Highlights is the second game in the futuristic sport series … Continue ...