And Now For Something Completely Different

Writing a blog consistently is hard.

Writing a board game review blog is harder.

It takes X amount of games to get a feel for how it plays. And while I’m fully invested. Not everyone shares my enthusiasm. Meaning I don’t always get to play as much as I want or need to keep delivering content.

The next game I want to review is Dawn of the Peacemakers, I’m two games into the campaign. So far it’s great, but I definitely want to get more under the belt before I come to any conclusions.

So there’s that.

More personally, I’ve been dealing with anxiety and depression issues recently. While shitty in general. This changes writing from something I love to do, to being a chore.

Which absolutely sucks.

Therefore, there’s no review this week.

However, I am trying to get the group together, so there’s hope for next week.

Sorry guys!

In the meantime, I went to Australia Zoo on the weekend. I had as good a time as I could, and saw lots of animals – and took lots of pictures. Enjoy.

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Tips on Writing Board Game Reviews

This article strongly references my website, though I think it contains a few nuggets of gold for those interested in reviewing board games, or anything else.

When I started Roll to Review it was on the ambitious premise of fixing the three big issues that I saw within board game media:

  • Reviewers spending too much time describing how to play the game, and not enough actual feedback.
    • As a reader I didn’t want to know how to play the game, but whether it was good or not, and why.
  • Reviewers overstating the importance of components.
    • Components are a necessity and if they’re not terrible I’m fine with them. They should in all honesty be the least exciting part of a board game, so why does talking about them take up so much gosh darn space.
  • Reviewers are way too positive, with hardly anyone daring to give negative reviews.
    • This is great for building and creating a community, as there isn’t any interest in bad reviews. The problem is that it’s so widespread within board game media it makes it hard for me to trust reviewers’ opinions.

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Another Late Post

Hey guys,

First off, I want to say thanks for checking out, and participating in my blog. It’s been up and running for 6 months now, providing near weekly reviews of some of the best and well, not so best board games on the market.

If you’ve been following recently, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve gotten a bit slack with the Friday posts. This post is to say – that’s probably going to continue. The main reason for this is just work pressure, and stress. While I love writing for this blog, it does produce additional stress given my self-imposed deadlines. Going forward the Friday post may not always be on Friday, or written at all.

However, I will still continue to write reviews! It’s what I love most about this site, and a great reason to continue to add to my already bloated board game collection.

Thanks again for reading my blog, I’ll see you on Tuesday.

Dave