Opinionated Gamers

  • Dale Yu – review of A Greek Life – A puzzle poster

    A Greek Life – A puzzle poster By Argyx Games Currently on Kickstarter: A narrative puzzle game on a poster So, we’ve done a few of the puzzle games from Argyx in the past, and we have found them to … Continue reading →

  • “Let’s Ride” – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns… A Solo Game Review

    There has been a recent trend of pop culture IP (intellectual property) being used as themes for board and card games – and not just the usual re-skins of classic games. (I will admit to being intrigued by the Minions/Despicable … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Marvel HeroClix: Marvel Studios Disney Plus – What If…? – Miniatures Game 

    Marvel HeroClix: Marvel Studios Disney Plus – What If…? – Miniatures Game  Designer: uncredited Publisher: Wizkids Players: 2 Age: 14+ Time: 30-45 minutes Played with review copy provided by Wizkids According to their website –  HeroClix is the #1 Selling … Continue ...

  • Dale Yu: Review of Cartaventura Lhasa

    Cartaventura: Lhasa  Designers: Thomas Dupont, Arnaud Ladagnous Publisher: Kosmos Players: 1-6 Age: 12+ Time: ~ 120 minutes (but distracted by soccer on TV and lunch!) Played with review copy provided by Thames&Kosmos Cartaventura: Lhasa is a narrative card game in … Continue reading ...

  • Ark Nova, Cascadia, and Mission Deep Sea Win 2021 Meeples Choice Awards!

    The Meeples Choice Awards (MCA) for the 2021 calendar year have been announced.  The voters’ three favorite games from last year are: ARK NOVACASCADIATHE CREW:  MISSION DEEP SEA Imperial Steam was the closest contender to the winning games.  The other … Continue reading →

  • Kickstarter Preview – Olymplakks

    As you likely know, we tend not to feature games on KS here on the blog; but there is a game which is currently in the midst of a campaign (and already funded!) which caught my eye, and I wanted … Continue reading →

  • Preview : Neko Boss – an new game by Yamamoto san

    ● Designer: Mitsuo Yamamoto● Publisher: Logy Games● Players: 2-4● Time: 20 minutes● Theme: Grow your cat stack & take control of Nyan Town● KS link: I recently had the chance to take a look at Yamamoto san’s new game ‘Neko boss’.  This game is a … Continue ...

  • Dale Yu – Review of Now or Never

    Now or Never Designer: Ryan Laukat Publisher: Red Raven Games Players: 1-4 Age: 13+ Time: 1-3 hours Played with review copy provided by Red Raven Games From the publisher’s blurb about the game:  Now or Never is a competitive strategy … Continue reading →

  • Mitchell Thomashow: Bridge City Poker – A Review and a Guide to A Genre

    BRIDGE CITY POKER: A REVIEW AND A GUIDE TO A GENRE   by Mitchell Thomashow Over the last decade, accompanying the extraordinary proliferation of global board games, there’s been an equivalent blossoming of trick-taking card games, including a category of … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Dice Realms

    Dice Realms Designer: Tom Lehmann Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 45-75 minutes Played 5 times with copy provided by Rio Grande Games A lot of games come with a super complex backstory, brought to life through … Continue reading →