Opinionated Gamers

  • BOONLAKE

    DESIGNER: Alexander Pfister PUBLISHER: Capstone Games PLAYERS: 1 – 4 players AGES: 14+ TIME: 80 – 160 minutes TIMES PLAYED: 4, with a copy I purchased When new games come out, I generally do not decide to buy them immediately … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Tabannusi: Builders of Ur

    Tabannusi: Builders of Ur Designers: David Spada, Daniele Tascini Publisher: Board&Dice Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 120 minutes (we’re averaging closer to 160) Played with review copy from Board&Dice Set in ancient Mesopotamia, a cradle of civilization, at a time … Continue reading ...

  • Ark Nova (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

    Designer: Mathias Wigge Artist: Loïc Billiau, Dennis Lohausen, Steffen Bieker, Christof Tisch Publisher: Feurland Spiele & Capstone Games Players: 1-4 Players Time: 90-150 Minutes (according to BGG) Times Played: 5 (3-four player, 2-two player) Hype, hype, hype, hype, hype, hype…….. ...

  • Dale Yu: Review of Methodologie

    Methodologie: The Murder on the Links Designer: Justin Waggle Publisher: Gray Wolf Games Players: 3-6 Age: 14+ Time: 30 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher The Murder on the Links is one of the earlier Hercule Poirot stories … Continue reading →

  • Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2022 (Part 1)

    My work-induced December hiatus from gaming is over and here we are in a new year. Let’s throw out some 2021 stats for the hell of it:         1026 games played         307 different … Continue reading →

  • Larry Levy: Review of Imperial Steam

    Imperial Steam Designer: Alexander Huemer Artist: Andreas Resch Publisher: Capstone Games Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 90-150 minutes Times Played: 7 If you’re a budding game designer seeking success, the best advice I could give you would be to concentrate … Continue reading →

  • ARK NOVA

    DESIGNER: Matthias Wigge PUBLISHER: Feuerland PLAYERS: 1 -4 AGES: 14 and up TIME: 90 – 150 minutes TIMES PLAYED: 4 It’s been fun playing some older games and some games that have been sitting on our shelves unplayed for far … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Messina 1347

    Messina 1347 Desiginers: Vladimir Suchy and Raul Fernandez Aparicio Publisher: Delicious Games Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Time: 90-140 minutes Played with copy provided by Delicious Games Messina 1347 takes place during the introduction of the plague epidemic (a.k.a. the “black … Continue ...

  • Dale Yu – Review of The Border

    The Border Designers: Michael Kiesling and Reinhard Staupe Publisher: NSV Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Played with review copy provided by NSV The Border is a new game from NSV (in their somewhat smaller spring 2022 release set) … Continue reading →

  • Brandon Kempf – Three Games of WGRII

    I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point. For one reason or another, this … Continue reading →