Board Game Bloggers to Sink Your Teeth Into

The more I blog, the more I sway away from the bigger board game sites. Not that they’re bad, it’s just that there are so many people out there making fantastic board gaming content, and better suited to my tastes. There are going to be a few familiar faces here, but enjoy the fruits of my internet browsing!

Start Your Meeples: Easily one of my favourite blogs, Luke does a great job with his content that ranges from in-depth strategy guides, to quick fifteen-minute reviews. I particularly like his series where he compares different versions of the same game and tries to objectively determine the best in the series. Here’s his take on Pandemic.

Dude! Take Your Turn: It’s a tough call between either Dave or Luke’s blog as my favourite. Dave has a fantastic name and a very similar writing style to me. I feel right at home in his blog. We also share similar tastes in games, so I’m always excited when he puts up a new review. Check out his review for Imhotep.

Boards and Bees: This blog takes my next spot, they’ve been running a series called Board Game Buzz, which I devour like a fat man eating a wedding cake. Well written, and always on point with their game choices. The latest is City of Kings, have a look.

Sword, Board and Pen: I really enjoyed Andrew’s Top 10 Dice Games , as someone who usually hates dice – but am always looking for new games to win me over. This was a breath of fresh air, and a few of his suggestions have made it onto my to buy list.

To Play is Human: Rebecca is currently doing a series showing off what people have done themselves to bling out the games they love. It’s a great series which makes me think: I can do that, if I had the time, the money, and the motivation, you know what on second thought… Check out the latest entry, it contains clay doughnuts good enough to eat.

Geek Sleep Rinse Repeat: Run by a couple of guys, they do weekly updates on what they’ve been up to. While not always focused on board games, I do enjoy reading along each week to find out what they’ve been up to. In their latest check in they talk about the newly released Vermintide 2.

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We’re all feeling it after a week of work.

If you own a board gaming blog, or have any you recommend, let me know in the comments. I’m always on the hunt for new content.

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18 thoughts on “Board Game Bloggers to Sink Your Teeth Into

  1. Luke March 23, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Ahh that’s really kind of you! I’m glad you like the articles. I’m a big fan of your stuff too – you’ve been such a help on those articles, helping refine them. They wouldn’t be what they are without your input mate! Plus, it’s always great chatting to people who take gaming as seriously as I do 🙂

    Also, for some reason WordPress was saying I was following you, and then your blog widget was giving me the option to subscribe again – so in the confusion, I have now clicked every button I see to subscribe.

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    • David Norris March 24, 2018 / 11:05 am

      I wouldn’t worry about it, that subscribe button has been through so many iterations, I don’t think it knows its purpose anymore.

      I am wondering where you’re going next with those articles, there is only so many games that have a million and one versions.

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      • Luke March 24, 2018 / 11:12 am

        Ahh, WordPress widgets – can’t live with them, can’t live without them 🙂

        Analysis wise, it’s funny you should say that. There are still a few franchises to do, but then there are mechanics and other categories to also look into 🙂

        I’m trying to look at themes in games at the moment to see how viable that is for analysis – breaking down specific themes/genres etc. So, I’ve broken down Cthulhu (it went live about an hour ago), and I’m thinking about doing a Food one next. They’re knackering as they require literally two evenings worth of solid work, but they may be an option.

        Other than that, I’m open to suggestions. Do you have any ideas?

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      • Luke March 24, 2018 / 11:14 am

        Nice try David! You’re one of the reasons the analytical articles have evolved the way they have! Your input is most valuable.

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      • Luke March 24, 2018 / 11:25 am

        Provided invaluable guidance and advice?

        If not that then made one of the greatest turnip puns in history. That’s inspirational man 😝

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  2. whovian223 March 24, 2018 / 12:59 am

    Thanks so much, Dave! You have a wonderful name. 🙂 Oh, the blog title is great as well.

    I am so behind on a lot of my blogs, but I always make sure I catch up on yours before anybody else’s.

    Now, I should probably write something today to satiate the sudden influx of visitors, right? 🙂

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    • David Norris March 24, 2018 / 11:03 am

      Yes, all 3 of my readers will be banging down your doors. :p

      Keep it up for another year. 🙂

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  3. Andrew L. March 24, 2018 / 1:37 am

    Thanks for the kind words! What made it onto your buy list?

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    • David Norris March 24, 2018 / 11:21 am

      I actually have a hand written list around here.. somewhere, but it was following your advice. Castles of Burgundy, Kingsburg, and St Malo, and then Roll Player because I just love the theme of that one.

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  4. Rebecca Strang - To Play Is Human March 24, 2018 / 1:53 am

    Thank you so much! I do love my DIY Crafty Gamer series. It is so much fun seeing the projects people work on — they do SUCH amazing things! Also, everything this week is pointing to donuts.

    Some bloggers I follow:
    More Games Please: https://www.moregamesplease.com/
    Interviews with game illustrators to talk about the art in board games.

    Girls’ Game Shelf: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClIcfqIx013eECi2fSm3spQ
    Game reviews, play throughs, highlights — so much fun!

    And Punchboard Media has a bunch of content creators: https://www.punchboardmedia.com/

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  5. asutbone March 24, 2018 / 6:52 am

    Thanks for the plug! Glad you’re enjoying my posts…as a man who loves wedding cake, I can definitely see that as a plus. Also, thanks for some blog recommendations to check out.

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    • David Norris March 24, 2018 / 11:16 am

      No worries mate, great blog keep up the good work. Love seeing what makes your buzzworthy lists, as you always bring something new I’ve never heard of.

      Now to find some cake…

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  6. Will_GSRR March 26, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    Thanks for the shout out! Very much appreciated and glad you enjoy the content.

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