Opinionated Gamers

  • Gen Con 2023 – Wizkids

    Wizkids line of miniatures always sets a great stage for their booth (more on those later with the RPGs) but their minis expertise also means their games like Dungeons & Dragons: Trials of Tempus attract a crowd. Others on display … Continue reading →

  • Gen Con 2023 – Dice Veggies

    The immense Lorcana wave of early Thursday morning kept me from my appointment but it serendipitously had me stalled out next to the KTBG (Kids Table Board Gaming) booth. They were showing off a nice little 2-4 player kids game … Continue reading →

  • Gen Con 2023 – Czech Games Edition

    Gen Con has set another record with 70,000+ unique visitors and now that it’s over it is time for the OpG rundown of the show, at least my contribution. This year I’ll be trying something different, creating many smaller posts. … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Woollie

    Woollie Designers: Simona Greco and Marco Rava Publisher: Cranio Creations Players: 1 Age: 7+ Time: 5 minutes  (only for the easiest!) Played on my lunch table at work with review copy provided by publisher So, I had a nice email … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of UNO Quatro

    UNO Quatro Designer: Tara Taehyun Kim Publisher: Mattel Players: 2-4 Age: 7+ Time: 20 minutes Played three times with copy provided by publisher Amazon affiliate link UNO Quatro is the newest release in the classic UNO line.  Last week, I … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: First Impressions of Disney Lorcana 

    Disney Lorcana Designers: Ryan Miller and Steve Warner Publisher: Ravensburger Players: >1 Played with cards provided by Ravensburger at the GenCon launch party So, I’ve just returned from GenCon, and I was able to get my hands on a few … Continue reading →

  • International Gamers Awards Announces 2023 Nominees

    The International Gamers Awards (IGA) have been held for almost a quarter of a century and are widely considered to be one of the three major gaming awards.  Their jury have just announced their nominated games for 2023.  The IGA … Continue reading →

  • A Few Hours at Gen Con 2023 (Article by Chris Wray)

    I took a few hours off work today to swing by Gen Con 2023. Last year at Gen Con felt like a reduced event, but this year, the convention came roaring back, to what felt like pre-2020 levels. The waiting … Continue reading →

  • Get paid to play UNO?!

    If you can be in NYC this summer, you can apply (on TikTok, of course) to be Mattel’s Chief UNO player.  Get paid $4,444 / wk for four weeks!  Man, sounds sweet.  Looks like this is a big promotion for … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Artisans of Splendent Vale  

    Artisans of Splendent Vale Designer: Nikki Valens Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 2-4 Age: 14+  Time: up to 50 hrs or more  (maybe two to three hours per session though) The publisher blurb: “Long ago, a splendid streak of crimson … Continue reading →