Ken writes reviews on Geek-Craft.com and BoardGameGeek.com. He also demos games at conventions and at friendly local game stores in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He loves to talk about games and help people find games that they'll love.
As someone with a few too many games, I know that I play a lot of weird stuff. I have games about battling goats, running a power company, and climbing mountains. But there's a game in my collection that seems to surprise other gamers - Monopoly. Now, I'm not saying it's perfect, but there's a good chance the game you'd play today isn't quite what you'd expect.
I've played a variety of games recently, which has been great. I started doing my demos a little differently, which has also helped me enjoy more table time. January had a few new entries and some old favorites.
Normally I don't really do traditional New Year's resolutions. Instead I do a 100 x 1 challenge, where I try to play 100 new-to-me games in a year. This has lead to me playing a lot of different and fun games over the past few years, but in 2018, I'm going to change it up a bit.
Ken does a number of conventions each year –- Unpub, Origins, Gen Con, and BGG.Con are the regular ones. He enjoys them all, but BGG.Con will always hold a special place for him. This year was no exception.
With The Path to Carcosa releasing this week, Ken thought a look at Arkham Horror: The Card game would be appropriate. There are a lot of things to consider for this game, so let’s see if it’s a good one for you to check out.
Members of the Punchboard Media crew discuss the hot button topic of reviewing board games -- including thoughts on what makes a good review, negative reviews, the difference between a preview and a review, and taking payment for reviews.
One of my favorite things about board games are the discussions after the game is put away. You talk about strategies, why you enjoyed the game, what you didn't like, and all those fun little details that don't generally make it into a review. I've decided to fix that with First Impressions!
I've really been enjoying solitaire games lately, and I've always enjoyed the way that Button Shy Games creates big ideas in tiny packages. They create wallet games, usually just 18 cards, but the gameplay can be very impressive. Does Twin Stars meet expectations or does it end up in a black hole?