I have loved board gaming since I was a young kid. Set up the board, draw cards, roll the dice, let's go! I especially love games that simulate historical events. These are games where the theme is paramount. Nobody would claim that Monopoly is a simulation of the real estate business. History, on the other hand, and military history especially, are ripe for games that are fun to play AND give you a sense of what the real event might have been like. The role-playing aspect of these board games is my sweet spot....continue reading "What Makes for a Good Game?"
I would only bother to rate a game I have played (duh!), so that leaves a large number of games I'll never rate. This is usually because the topic just doesn't interest me. So you can assume that a rated game is one I thought I might have liked. How I feel about a game drives my likelihood to play the game again or even hold on to my copy....continue reading "How I Rate Games"