Opinionated Gamers

  • Dale Yu: First Impressions of Sonora  

      Sonora Designer: Rob Newton Publisher: Pandasaurus Players: 1-4 Age: 10+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Pandasaurus The Sonoran desert spans areas of Arizona, California and Mexico.  It is known for beautiful vista and … Continue reading →

  • Publisher Perspectives on 2020: An Interview with Friedemann Friese of 2F Spiele

    A Note from The Opinionated Gamers: In lieu of our normal convention coverage, we’re doing publisher interviews about upcoming releases, asking their thoughts on the events of 2020 and other topics. Today’s interviewee is Friedemann Friese of 2F Spiele. Friedemann has … Continue ...

  • Dale Yu: First Impressions of Project L

        Project L Designers: Michal Mikeš, Jan Soukal, Adam Spanel Publisher: Boardcubator Players: 1-4 Age: 13+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 5, at SPIEL 2019 and some with with review copy provided by the publisher Project L was very … Continue reading →

  • Chai (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

    Designer: Dan Kazmaier & Connie Kazmaier Artists: Mary Haasdyk & Sahana VJ Publisher: Steeped Games Players: 1-5  Time: 20-60 Minutes Times Played: 3 “Everything goes better with a bit of tea, or does it?”  About a year and a half … Continue reading →

  • Publisher Perspectives on 2020: An Interview with Mike Young of Plan B Games

    A Note from The Opinionated Gamers: In lieu of our normal convention coverage, we’re doing publisher interviews about upcoming releases, asking their thoughts on the events of 2020 and other topics. Today’s interviewee is Mike Young of the Plan B … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: First Impressions of Zen Garden

    Zen Garden Designer: Mike Georgiou Publisher: Queen Games Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 3, with review copy provided by Queen Games Zen Garden is a new 2020 release from Queen Games – and I was reading … Continue reading →

  • Publisher Views of 2020: An Interview with Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games

    A Note from The Opinionated Gamers: In lieu of our normal convention coverage, we’re doing publisher interviews about upcoming releases, asking their thoughts on the events of 2020 and other topics. Our first interviewee is Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games. … Continue reading ...

  • Dale Yu: First Impressions of Jewel Heist

    Jewel Heist Designer: uncredited Publisher: Mattel Players: 5-8 Ages: 13+ Time: 15 minutes Times played – Once – with basic rules only (hard to get 5+ people together due to coronavirus!) Affiliate link to the Amazon Deluxe version – … Continue reading →

  • Scooby-Doo! Escape from the Haunted Mansion (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

    Designer: Jay Cormier, Sen-Foong Lim & Kami Mandell Artists: Rob Lundy & Rick Hutchinson Publisher: The OP Players: 1 or More Time: 60-120 Minutes Times Played: 2 DISCLAIMER: This review will be as spoiler free as it possibly can be. … Continue reading →

  • Chris Wray: What I Enjoyed Playing in June 2020

    This is the June entry for my series where I post five games I enjoyed playing in the past month for which I didn’t have time to do full reviews.  As always, I limit it to five titles, of which … Continue reading →