Chris Marling returned to the wonderful hobby of board gaming in 2009 — and started writing about it at GoPlayListen in 2011. A writer and editor by day, by night he has since had five games published (including Pioneer Days and Armageddon) and written close to 500 blog posts, including more than 150 board game reviews. You’ll also find guides, game design diaries, convention reports, top 10 lists and general musings on the hobby. Can’t find what you need? Ask and he’ll probably post about it next week…
Chris Marling looks at board game design since 2015, picking the ten releases he thinks have been the most important. Do you agree?
What’s the optimal board game collection size? Join Chris Marling as he struggles to decide if a classic game is still worth its place on his overflowing shelves.
Chris Marling looks back at 2009 - his first full year as a BGG user/addict and where he first really got back into the hobby. What was he playing - and looking back, what were the great games that year?
Chris Marling reviews Welcome To…, a roll-and-write board game designed by Benoit Turpin and published by Blue Cocker Games.
Chris Marling talks a bit about what David Thompson and he ended up with in Europe Divided, their upcoming post-Cold War euro/war game, which is currently on Kickstarter.
Here’s part 3 of Chris’s Top 50 board games of all time (2019 edition), covering his top ten favorite games.
Here’s part 2 of Chris’s Top 50 board games of all time (2019 edition), covering numbers 20-11.
It's that time of year again: Chris Marling’s Top 50 board games of all time, 2019 edition. This time they’re split into three posts. So here's part one, from 50-21.
Chris played thirteen ‘new to him’ games at LoBsterCon XVII. Which were his favorites?