What's all this then?
Updated: Jan 8, 2020
To Play or Not To Play, that is the question . . . that we all ask ourselves when we face a board game. It doesn't matter if we're facing a wall of games at a store, a full shelf at home, or a pile of options at a game night. With thousands of options and myriad other ways to spend our time, we all have to decide if we want to play a game.
That's where I come in. I'm here to share my opinions and experiences with games to help you make that decision. You may find that your opinions completely contradict my own. That's fine! I am hardly an omniscient authority on games. My goal is to help people better understand what they like and dislike about games by reading my own analysis. And, in the process, I get to share my opinions with all of you!
At this point, I'd recommend you leave this page and go click on one of the reviews. They're much more interesting than anything I might write here. Jump into the heart of things, and leave a comment if you have anything you'd like to add. But if you're curious who I am and what my background is, keep reading.
Still here? Really? Okay then, here goes. I fell into the modern board game hobby in college, about 12 years ago. After my first session at the campus gaming club, I discovered the sheer variety and spectacle board games offer. I have fond memories of family game nights centered around Clue or Trivial Pursuit. I remember learning simple war games like Risk and Stratego, participating in my school's Chess club, and laughing with glee at finally overcoming the odds and defeating my parents in a competitive game. Also, I started playing Magic: The Gathering in 1997, which dominated my tabletop gaming interests for most of my life. But after learning Midgard, Catan, and Betrayal at House on the Hill, I became hooked on a whole new world of games.
These days board games are my primary hobby and passion. Much of my social life revolves around games. And every summer I spend one week at the World Boardgame Championships in Seven Springs, PA, where I run a tournament, compete, and assist in other tasks. Since 2008, I've read and watched countless game reviews on a variety of web sites, and I decided that this was something I should give a try. So here we are. If you like what you read, please give it a like and share it with your friends! I have plenty to write about, as long as there is an audience willing to read it.
Alright, that's it, enough about me. You're here to read about games, so get going! Why are you still here?