Welcome to Board Game Reviews! This site is created out of a love and fascination with board games at a hobbyist level. I find that my love for board games is so intense that I need this little space on the web to vent about it.
These are not your childhood board games!
The games which I mention and review on this website are board games that are enjoyed by adults, families, or hobbyist gamers. These are not your "classic" board games that are typically found in mainstream stores.
I mean, who really needs a review of Monopoly, right? We've all played it 1000 times since we were six years old.
Instead, I hope to share with you some of the board games that me and others I play with enjoy so very much. If you're familiar with most adult board games, I hope you enjoy my takes on them. If you are not familiar with these games, then you are in for a treat!
Board game reviews are not something that are entirely easy to find. Sure, there are a few board game portals out there with loads of reviews, but they require you to dig through the reviews from good reviewers and, well... not so good reviewers.
What I found while surfing the internet was a disturbing lack of board game review websites that were owned, maintained, written, and operated by someone who actually takes the time to play games in depth.
When I read a review, I'd rather read it from the guy who made sure he understands the game's underlying system and mechanics than the guy who played it one time. Is the game fun after one play? After ten? after a couple dozen? These are the types of questions I'd love to have answered, but the harsh reality is that most board game reviewers just don't have the time.
Instead, most "reviewers" barely play a game before posting a review and moving onto the next. And if you don't mind me sharing a deep dark secret with you? Some reviewers can't even be bothered to actually try the games they are reviewing. They just "research" it, find out other people's opinions on the game, and summarize those, passing it off as a legitimate review.
I love board games, I love exploring games in depth, and I love writing reviews... hence, BoardGameReviews.net was born!
My girlfriend (who I play many, many board games with) helped me design the website. It's not flashy or fancy, but I think it came out quite attractive.
How to Use This Site
On the right side, you can see a list of board game reviews or articles you can check out. In the upper right corner, you can click that shiny button to see my list of essential board games. There's a few other things, and I'll be updating every chance I get -- feel free to explore!
Don't hesitate to contact me (you can do so by clicking the sticky note below and signing up for my mailing list) if a new board game came out and you want me to review it. I'm always looking forward to having board games to play!
I'll see you on the inside!
Update 4-7-2012: There is now a blog attached to the site that will have board game news and rants, as well as updates for the site (latest reviews, etc.) Take a look at the top of the menu on the right!
P.S. If you're new here, why not start with my list of essential board games (Games I recommend for everyones collection)? Click the sticky note above to check it out!