Opinionated Gamers

  • Dale Yu: Review of Detective Rummy

    Detective Rummy Designers: Mike Fitzgerald and Ralph H Anderson Publisher: Wizkids Players: 2-4 Age: 14+ Time: 60-120 minutes Played with review copy provided by publisher From the Publisher: Detective Rummy is a rummy-style card game with a storytelling element revealed … Continue reading ...

  • Dale Yu: Review of Maui

    Maui Designers: Gregoire Largey, Frank Crittin, Sebastien Pauchon Publisher: Next Move Games Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Played with review copy provided by Next Move Games, 6 plays so far Locals and tourists in Maui are heading to … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Mists over Carcassonne

    Mists over Carcassone Designer: Klaus-Jurgen Wrede Publisher: Hans im Gluck Players: 1-5 Age: 8+ Time: 30 minutes Played with review copy provided by HiG at SPIEL 2022 The short blurb from the publisher: “Mists Over Carcassonne is a co-operative version … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of St Patrick

    St Patrick Designer: Haig Tahta, Sacha Tahta Alexander Publisher: Matagot Players: 3-4 Age: 14+ Time: 25 minutes Played with review copy provided by Matagot St Patrick, first released as Salvage, is a simple trick-taking game that combines the fun of … Continue reading →

  • Bites: Singing the Praises of One of My Favorite Games (Article by Chris Wray)

    When people learn I love board games, their follow up question is often what games I’d recommend. I usually utter some combination of Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Codenames, Azul, or any of the other games on our “Play These Games … Continue reading →

  • Rise (Game Review by Ben Bruckart)

    Rise (Game Review by Ben Bruckart) Theme Rise is a game about scoring for economic and social development of a city. You manage your progress on several tracks to influence different areas of science, culture, and politics while managing happiness … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Sauscharf

    Sauscharf Designers: Wolfgang Kramer and Christian Stohr Publisher: AMIGO Players: 2-4 Age: 10+ Time: 30 minutes In Sauscharf (loosely translated as Super Sharp), players collect cards to try to make the best chili sauces and win the competition at the … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Preview of 21X

    21X Designer: Leo Samson Publisher: Naylor Games Players: 1-6 Age: 10+ Time: 15 min Played with preview copy provided by publisher 21X is one of those quirky games that based on the description – immediately caught my eye, and honestly, … Continue reading →

  • Dale Yu: Review of Heat: Pedal to the Metal

    Heat: Pedal to the Metal Designers: Asger Harding Granerud and Daniel Skjold Pedersen Publisher: Days of Wonder Players: 1-6 Age: 10+ Time: 45-60 minutes per race Played with review copy provided by DoW at SPIEL 2022 Heat: Pedal to the … Continue reading →

  • Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2023 (Part 2)

    Pre-covid there used to be a lot more than this, but currently there are only 5 games that I’ve played multiple times each year over the last 5 years. I call these the cream of the cream: Bluff Gloomhaven Spirit … Continue reading →