Opinionated Gamers

  • Dale Yu: Review of Stichtag

    Stichtag Designers: Emely, Inka & Markus Brand Publisher: Ravensburger Players: 3-5 Age: 10+ Time: 30 minutes Times played, at least a dozen different “days” on copy purchased by self Stichtag was one of the games I was most looking forward … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of the Guild of Merchant Explorers

    The Guild of Merchant Explorers Designers: Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert Publisher: AEG Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 45 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher The backstory: “The Queen has sent out a call to the Guild … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Cartaventura Vinland

    Cartaventura: Vinland   Designers: Thomas Dupont, Arnaud Ladagnous Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1-6 Age: 12+ Time: ~60 minutes Played with review copy provided by Thames&Kosmos Cartaventura: Vinland is a narrative card game in which players build an adventure using cards which offer … ...

  • Key To The Kingdom: A “I Never Played The Beloved Original and That’s Not A Problem” Review

    By the time the original Key to the Kingdom came out in 1990, I had already spent 3 years as a DM (that’s Dungeon Master for those who’ve never played and/or watched Stranger Things), played pretty every stand-alone board game … Continue reading →

  • Mark’s Top 100 Games: A Recap

    Every couple of years (or so) I blog through my top 50 or top 100 games over on my personal blog, akapastorguy. This time around, I decided to share that list with our ever-so-wonderful Opinionated Gamers readership… along with some … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Downtown Farmers Market

    Downtown Farmers Market Designers: Johan Benvenuto and Alexandre Droit Publisher: Blue Orange Players: 2-4 Age: 7+ Time: 20 minutes Played with review copy provided by Blue Orange So… it’s not often that I get a published game which is not … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Founders of Teotihuacan

    Founders of Teotihuacan Designer: Filip Glowacz Publisher: Board&Dice Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 60 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher Founders of Teotihuacan is the followup game to Teotihuacan, a complex 2018 release where players vied over the … Continue reading ...

  • Dale Yu: Review of Cryptid Urban Legends

    Cryptid Urban Legends Designers: Ruth Veevers, Hal Duncan Publisher: Osprey Games Players: 2 Age: 14+ Time: 20-40 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Osprey Games Cryptid Urban Legends is an asymmetric game of competitive abstract “deduction” for … Continue ...

  • Solo Gaming 2022: The First Four Months

    I’ve written a good bit about my solo gaming over the last couple of years, both for the Opinionated Gamers and for my personal blog… …so I decided that I’d continue that trend into 2022 by doing a solo gaming post every four … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Dominion: Allies

    Dominion: Allies Designer: Donald X. Vaccarino Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times played: ~12 games with cards from the new set, with review copy provided by RGG “It’s a celebration! People are dancing in … Continue reading →