So, there’s already a lot of blogs out there – why start another?!
Well, I have been playing board games for most of my life – from the regular family Christmas game to starting to play longer “euro” style games at university. Now I own close to 100 board games, listen to pod casts and have been to Essen. It doesn’t make me an expert by a long stretch, but I thought I would find a way to share my views on different games and some strategy suggestions for those games.
In the reviews, I will try to focus on what elements of the game are unique, which really work well and which areas might be areas for house rules or reasons that others might not enjoy the game. I will cover how long a game takes (including teaching it to new players!) and how many players it plays well with. These are the things that I think about when I buy games and hence hopefully this helps other people too.
In strategy posts, I will cover different methods for winning and specifically the options you have in your first turn. A lot of games have really varied ways to win, but which one should you use? If you are going to go for that strategy how should you open your first turn? If you get that wrong, it can be 2 hours or more of frustration! In many games there are no perfect strategies though – if there was a dominant first player strategy then it’s likely you would not enjoy the game! Please comment! Please make suggestions! If I haven’t talked about a certain play-style I will always want to read your thoughts on it.
If you are interested in contributing the strategies that you use in games please message me. If you are designing a game and want an opinion on it or a playtest – please email. Board gaming is an entirely social hobby and I hope that these posts will help people enjoy and get the most from the games they buy and the games they play.