I have two ways of ‘reviewing’ games, the first being Instagram, I feature every game I play, usually with initial thoughts on the game. When I’ve played a game enough I will consider it for a full ‘scored’ review.
Before writing a full review for a game I will try to play it at least 3 times and at different player counts where possible.
I will always give my honest opinion on games and products regardless of whether they were bought or given to me.
How I Review Games
I try to keep my full reviews reasonably short and succinct as I share them on Instagram as well as my blog.
Each game is broken down into 4 sections:
- Aesthetics & Components
- Rules & Teaching
These four sections are given a score out of 10, producing an overall score out of 40. This is then divided by 4 to produce an average score out of 10 which lines up with the BGG rating system as follows:
10 – Outstanding – will always enjoy playing and expect this will never change.
9 – Excellent – always enjoy playing it
8 – Very good – enjoy playing and would suggest it.
7 – Good – usually willing to play.
6 – Ok – will play if in the mood.
5 – Average – slightly boring, take it or leave it.
4 – Not so good – but could play again.
3 – Bad – likely won’t play this again.
2 – Very bad – won’t play ever again.
1 – Awful – defies game description.
I occasionally accept review copies or products free of charge in exchange for my open and honest review. These posts will include a disclaimer, such as:
Disclaimer: This game was provided by the publisher, but my reviews are always 100% honest and all photos and opinions are my own!
If you would like me to review or feature your game/product, please get in touch via email.
I do not accept prototype games for reviews. Professional quality prototypes are accepted for previews, on a case by case basis.
I do not accept any form of compensation to mention games I have not physically played.