Thanks for dropping by.
This site is my digital escape and I hope it will be part of yours too.
I have read enough “about me” sections on dazzling websites to know that this is where I reveal that I shot out of the womb with a [insert desired hobby related equipment – tennis racquet, paddle, telescope…..you get the idea] in my hand. Or that I grew up surrounded by like minded people who nurtured and encouraged me to develop my passion for [koi fish, extreme ironing, or hikaro dorodango – yep, polishing dirt is a thing - again, delete as appropriate] into a full blown hob-session.
But I can’t because I didn’t.
I also would really like to tell you who and what I am; to be one of those together people who have a clear and confident image of themselves, what they can do, and what they want.
But I can’t because I honestly don’t know.
What I do know is that I am privileged to play a number of amazing roles; a mummy, a wife, a lawyer, a friend, an aspiring writer, and, most recently, a board gamer, to name but a few. Some days I step up and smash them them all, other days I struggle to achieve one.
You see, I have a rather prickly anxiety disorder which is as much a part of me as my own heart. I can’t see it but I know it is there. It is always there.
And, whilst it has a habit of battering me senseless most days, it has also been the catalyst for something wonderful; only last year, I discovered that I love playing board games and I love writing, and yep, you can see where this is going, I love writing about board games.
Not only that, but I have been welcomed into the warm embrace of our wonderful board gaming community, and that has given me the most unexpected and wonderful opportunities to get involved and share my own thoughts about our fantastic hobby.
So, this is a site where I get to share my writing, my gaming, and my experiences with you. I write from the perspective of an anxious, enthusiastic, busy gamer because, quite frankly, I know no other.
On here, therefore, you’ll find a mixture of game reviews, features, interviews, and photos. Some relate to specific board games, others to our community and industry in general. And those which don’t fit in to either category? Well, they are just my muddled meandering musings on whatever is in my head at the time – you have been warned!
Before I leave you, I am required to mention (lawyer hat firmly on) that nearly all the games I review on here have found their way into my collection through a long and enjoyable combination of borderline-obsessive boardgamegeek forum searching, stock exchange worthy price-hunting, and precious savings. Where I have been given a copy of a game, however, I will be sure to let you know.
My thoughts and opinions are no less candid for the kind and generous game gifts, but I have to let you know because IT IS THE LAW!
If you have got this far down then I am incredibly lucky that you have taken time out to be here. On the rest of the site, I hope you find a new game to try or something that resonates with your own gaming and life experiences. Failing that, maybe it will just reassure you that things could be worse……..you could be me! haha
Take care and remember; live life one game at a time!