Opinionated Gamers

  • Tiny Epic Stocking Stuffers

    Ho! Ho! Ho!   The holidays are rapidly approaching and like many others, you’re getting ready to travel to see friends, family and the ones you love.  You want to take gifts, and you are the Santa of board games, bringing … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Preview of Jamaica (2021)

    Jamaica (2021) Designers: Malcolm Braff, Bruno Cathala, Sebastien Pauchon Publisher: Asmodee/Gameworks Players: 2-6 Age: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Well, a few years ago, back in 2017, I was a bit surprised to see an expansion for Jamaica, titled “The Crew” … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Escape Room in A Box: Time Drifters (Isabel’s Story and Kira’s Story) – Spoiler Free

    Escape Room in A Box: Time Drifters (Isabel’s Story and Kira’s Story) Designers: Juliana Moreno Patel and Ariel Rubin Publisher: Mattel Players: 1-4 Age: 15+ Time: 75 minutes on the box Over the past few years, there have been a … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Love Letter Princess Princess Ever After

    Love Letter Princess Princess Ever After Designer: Seiji Kanai Publisher: Renegade Game Studio Players: 2-6 Age: 10+ Time: 15-20 minutes Played on review copy provided by Renegade Game Studios Love Letter has been one of my favorite microgames ever.  The … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Mysterious Ladder

    Mysterious Ladder Designer: Jin JH Bang Publisher: Korea Boardgames Players: 2-4 Age: 7+ Time: 20 minutes Played with review copy provided by Korea Boardgames Well, when I first got this game, I wasn’t quite sure what the title was – … Continue reading →

  • 7 Wonders Architects (Game Review by Chris Wray)

    Designer: Antoine Bauza Publisher: Repos Productions  Players: 2 – 7 Ages: 10 and up Time: 25 Minutes Times Played: 7 7 Wonders is one of my all-time favorite games, and Antoine Bauza is one of my all-time favorite designers. So … Continue reading →

  • American Bookshop Card Game (Game Review by Chris Wray)

    Designer: Taiki Shinzawa Publisher: Twins Lion Do; Geeks N’ Orcs Players: 3-5 Ages: 8 and up Time: 30-50 Minutes Times Played: > 5 Trick taking is a hot genre in gaming right now.  After the success of The Crew, gamers … Continue reading →

  • Fall Tokyo Game Market 2021 Anticipation Post

    It’s the time of year again.  Today I’ll give an overview of sorts for games that will be released in Japan in a matter of hours at the Fall Tokyo Game Market (TGM). I’ll talk about games I’m looking forward … Continue reading →

  • Tiny Epic Tactics Deluxe (Review by RJ Garrison)

    Tiny Epic Tactics Deluxe (Review by RJ Garrison) Designer: Scott Almes Artists: Nikoletta Vaszi, Naomi Robinson Publisher: Gamelyn Games Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 30-60 minutes Ages: 14+ MSRP: $35.00  Wondering around the landscape searching for an adventure, or pub, or who knows what a ...

  • Pandemic Legacy: An Appreciation

    A couple of months ago, as my daughter Amy and I finished up our last game of Pandemic Legacy: Season 0, our mood was somewhat melancholy.  Part of that was due to the result of the game:  after achieving partial … Continue reading →