Opinionated Gamers

  • Solipsist Sessions: A personal take on Black Sonata

    I am an exclusively solo gamer because I people all day at work so my time is MY TIME. I am AP-prone and unapologetic about it. I am always on the lookout for niche games of the lighter variety because … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu – Review of Star Wars: Jabba’s Palace (A Love Letter Game)

    Star Wars: Jabba’s Palace (A Love Letter Game) Designer: Justin Kemppainen  (Seiji Kanai designed the original version) Players: 2-6 Age: 10+ Time: 15-20 minutes Played on review copy provided by Z-Man Games Love Letter has been one of my favorite … Continue reading →

  • Wreckland Run: A Solo Gamer Preview

    Wreckland Run is a tower defense game… if the tower was barreling down a dirt road at 60+ mph while being fired upon by the cast of all four Mad Max movies and a couple of scary refugees from a … Continue reading →

  • Melissa Rogerson: Review of The Adventures of Robin Hood

    The Adventures of Robin Hood Designer & Artist: Michael MenzelPublisher: KosmosPlayers 1-4Age: 10+Time: about an hour per chapter On the recommendation of friends, I added The Adventures of Robin Hood to my “interested” list and fortunately my husband Fraser was … Continue reading ...

  • “The battle of wits has begun.” – A Review of It’s A Wonderful Kingdom

    MAN IN BLACK: All right: where is the poison? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right and who is dead. The shortest and easiest way to … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: First Impressions of Kardashev Scale

    Kardashev Scale Designers: Stephen Avery and Eugene Bryant Publisher: Wizkids Players 2-6 Age: 12+ Time: 30 minutes Played with review copy provided by Wizkids The Kardashev Scale is not only the name of this game, but also an actual method … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Berried Treasure

    Berried Treasure Designer: Sid Sackson Restorers: Rob Daviau, Brian Neff, Noah Cohen, Justin D. Jacobsen Publisher: Restoration Games / Eagle-Gryphon Games Players: 2-5 Age: 7+ Time: 10-20 minutes Sid Sackson is one of the greatest designers of all time – … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Stella (Dixit Universe)

    Stella Designers: Gerald Cattiaux, Jean-Louis Roubira Publisher: Libellud Players: 3-6 Age: 8+ Time: 30-40 minutes Times played: 5, with review copy provided by Libellud/Asmodee NA Stella is the newest game set in the Dixit universe; all games that require players … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Micro Macro Crime City 2 – Full House

    Micro Macro Crime City 2 – Full House Designer: Johannes Sich Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Players:  1-3 (I have only played with 1 and 2) Age: 10+ Time: about 10-15 minutes per case Played with review copy provided by Pegasus Spiele … Continue reading →

  • Headin’ Back Down Thunder Road

    they haunt this dusty beach road in the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets Ways that we know that I am officially old: I learned to drive in a ‘69 T-bird with a 429 engine under the hood. My goatee … Continue reading →