What's BoardGameGeek? BoardGameGeek (BGG) is the most popular website on the internet for people who are into boardgames to discover, discuss, and give feedback on games. If you aren't familiar with it, you can think of it like Wikipedia for boardgames, with additional community and social media features such as discussion forums, photo sharing, and … Continue reading Guide to BoardGameGeek Weightings and Ratings, and How to Find Good Games
It's the start of 2019 and I was in the mood for making a bit of a list, but I find ranking things really hard. I think it's very situation dependant what game I want to play, drawing in many factors, one of which is the number of players that are around. Given a situation … Continue reading My Favourite Games For Each Player Count (Ten to One)
This post continues on from A Sentence About Every Game I’ve Owned Part 1. I've copied this list from BoardGameGeek, and I'm sure I've probably missed some stuff. Games in red, I've since moved on. Games with links I've written reviews about! So - here is a short comment on every game I've ever owned. … Continue reading A Sentence About Every Game I’ve Owned – Part 2
Following on from Jeremy’s great list of games, I have put together a sentence (or a few!) on the games that are currently in my collection. I have mostly excluded expansions to keep it simple, as well as games I have moved on. 5-Minute Dungeon (2017) This is so simple to teach and so … Continue reading A Sentence About Every Game I Own
If you play boardgames regularly with a varied group of people then you've almost certainly been exposed to a big range of personality types. Everyone is very different, and the great thing about the boardgaming community is it brings people together. Of course, the way that different people's personality traits shape their approach to gaming … Continue reading The 10 Boardgamer Archetypes! Which one are you?
After several years of playing (and owning) games I thought it might be interesting to take stock of my current and past collection, focusing on what the game means to me and why I like it. I got my first 'proper' boardgame in 2010 - Tobago, and since then I've added over 200 games to … Continue reading A Sentence About Every Game I’ve Owned – Part 1
Last weekend I spent three days at PAX Australia in Melbourne! It was a fantastic time, and I spent a chunk of my time there checking out new and upcoming games in the tabletop exhibition area (newly released/close to production games), as well as in the PAX Collaboratory (under development games looking for play testers … Continue reading PAXAus Indie Boardgame Round-up
This post will be a bit different from the usual Boardgame Detective content. It is a write-up of an event I held earlier this year, which was a game night based on a Korean TV show called The Genius. Sorry, no pictures today. The Genius You've probably never heard of The Genius before if you … Continue reading The Genius Night: A Mega Game