About Me

I acknowledge and pay my respects, to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people past, present and emerging, whose land I stand upon today.

Since 2012 I’ve been playing and amassing board games. Starting with Cranium, Munchkin, and Settlers of Catan. My collection, a.k.a the destroyer of shelf space, is now over 150 games.

When I’m not board gaming, I’m living in Australia with my wife, son and Chester the corgi. My day job is a development manager at a software company.

I’ve loved games ever since the Super Nintendo. Since then I’ve been playing as many games as I could. Nothing excites me more than good game design. A mesh of mechanics. Narrative structure. Art. Music.

This love culminated in me studying Games and Interactive Multimedia in university. And graduating with honours.

Whilst I still love video games. I miss the social experience of hanging out with friends while doing it. Board games has helped me fill this gap.

What started as an interest, has now become a full grown hobby. I devour more board game media than a sumo wrestler at all you can eat buffet. However, I’ve always had difficulty relating to what I find.

I’m trying to fill that hole.

By creating entertaining reviews, that go beyond the surface level questions of how to play? Or are the components good? I want my reviews to answer the deeper question: what makes this game fun? Or not? The answer to this will give you a better understanding of whether the game is right for you.

So enjoy yourself.

If you’re new to the site, here are a couple of my favourite reviews:

I’m a huge fan of feedback, and would love to hear yours. Use the Contact page to send me a private message. Or leave a comment.

Otherwise that’s it.

You now know more about me.

See you around.

Dave

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